Stole Policy

Student wearing stole walks at commencementGroup of students wearing stoles pose for a pictureTwo people, one wearing a stole, participate in commencement  

Students wishing to wear a stole at the commencement ceremony should first check the approved stole list at the bottom of this page. Please send all new stole approval requests in writing to the Office of Ceremonies at the following email address: 

Guidelines for Stole Request:

Purpose of Stole

Clubs, programs, and/or organizations must provide a purpose for the requested stole to the Office of Ceremonies.


Clubs and/or organization must provide requirements for producing stoles and provide those requirements to the Office of Ceremonies.

Manufacturing of Stole

Clubs and/or organizations must order approved stole from the vendor under contract with the University of Washington Bothell.  (At this current time the vendor is Oak Hall Cap and Gown). The approved stole must be the same quality and standard of material as other stoles produced for ceremonies for the University of Washington Bothell.  Before full production of stoles commences, a sample stole will need to be approved by the Director of Ceremonies, within the Office of Ceremonies. Stoles ordered from other companies will not be approved to wear at the ceremony.

Distribution and Cost

Distribution of the club, program, and/or organizational stole to eligible graduates will be the sole responsibility of the club or organization.  The cost of producing, and payment of any invoice to vendor will be the sole responsibility of said club or organization.

Approved UW Bothell Club and Program Stoles

  • ASUWB Officers
  • Academic Transition Program (ATP)
  • Accelerating Social Transformation (AST)
  • Biology Club
  • BOLD 
  • CCT
  • Filipino (Filipino American Student Association)
  • Gender Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS)
  • Interactive Media Design (IMD) and Program
  • Law Society
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Student Veteran Association (SVA)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
  • Women in Business

*Approved clubs, programs, and/or organizations are welcome to staff a table at Grad Fair to distribute said stole to eligible graduates. Please email the Office of Ceremonies at to reserve a table. 

June 15, 2022

Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

Ceremony 1

  • Student check-in: 11AM
  • Doors open: 12 PM
  • Procession starts: 1 p.m. 

Ceremony 2

  • Students check-in: 3pm
  • Doors open at 4 p.m.
  • Procession at 5 p.m.

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