Graduation Policies and Procedures

Congratulations on completing your graduation application.  Please note: filing this form does not mean you have graduated—you only graduate when you satisfy all departmental and general education requirements and complete 180 credits. But if you meet those requirements this should be the last form you need to file in order to graduate on your specified date.

Filing this form entitles you to two quarters’ worth of priority registration, which you must use on the first registration day of each of the next two quarters.

You must either graduate in the quarter listed on your graduation application or else change your intended graduation quarter. Failure to either graduate or change your graduation quarter will result in a block on your registration.  If you want to change quarters, contact Geography advising.

You need not finish all requirements at the UW.  Contact Geography advising to discuss ways to finish your degree elsewhere.

UW Commencement Ceremony

Students who earned a degree in Summer 2015, Autumn 2015, or Winter 2016, or have applied to graduate with a departmental adviser for Spring 2016 or Summer 2016, are eligible to participate in the UW’s June 11, 2016 graduation ceremony. The Commencement program will list the names of graduates from Summer 2015 through Spring 2016. While Summer 2016 graduates may walk at this year’s Commencement, their names will not be listed in a program until the following year’s Commencement. Beginning in May, you will be directed to a website to order caps and gowns, rings, graduation announcements, etc. For all pertinent graduation information, see the website:

Geography Department Graduation Ceremony

You will receive an invitation to take part in Geography’s annual awards and graduation ceremony and reception, to be held Thursday, June 9th, from 1:30-3:30pm (doors open at 1:00), in the Hogness Auditorium in the UW Medical Center. You may bring a reasonable number of friends and family, and no pre-registration is required. Attire ranges from caps and gowns to “business casual”. The ceremony will run for approximately one hour, and a reception will follow until 3:45 in the adjoining Health Sciences Lobby.

Please direct all questions to:

James Baginski
(206) 543-3246

Julian Barr
(206) 543-7793