Your Steps to a Great Commencement Day 2024

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Determine Your Eligibility

Bachelor Candidates

Students who earned a degree in Summer 2023, Autumn 2023, or Winter 2024, or have applied to graduate with a departmental advisor for Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 are eligible. Once the application for graduation has been completed and received by the Office of Graduation and Academic Records, the student will then be eligible to complete the Commencement Registration/Order Form.

Honors (undergraduates only): If you qualify for College, Departmental, or Interdisciplinary Honors, please be sure your DARS accurately reflects this status by April 14, 2024. If you have questions, contact the Honors Program (211 Mary Gates Hall,, 206-543-7444).  If you are interested in learning about baccalaureate honors, visit the registrar’s Baccalaureate Honor GPA Requirements page.

Master’s and Doctoral Candidates

Graduates are eligible to participate if they

  • earned their degrees in Summer 2023, Autumn 2023, or Winter 2024,
  • submitted their master’s degree request or scheduled their final exam (doctoral) with the Graduate School for Spring 2024, or
  • have a reasonable expectation of graduating in Summer 2024. (Summer 2024 graduates only: Those who plan on participating in a graduation event should consult with their graduate program advisor (GPA) to make sure the degree information accurately reflects the degree they plan to earn.)

Names Listed in Program

The Commencement program lists the names of graduates from Summer 2023 through Spring 2024. Summer 2024 graduates’ names will be listed in the following year’s program. If you have not graduated or submitted your application to graduate, you must do the following by April 12 to be included in the program:

Note: You will be receiving information from the Office of the Registrar or the Graduate School via your email on the process you need to follow to either 1) select a “Commencement Program Name,” if desired, or 2) request not to be listed in the Commencement Program. If you do not follow this process, your record name on file with the University will be used in the program. Please watch your email for this information and pay attention to any stated deadlines. 

Come to Grad Fair

Pose for your official grad portrait (April 3 & 4) and get your photo taken with “Dubs” (April 4, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm).  View announcements*, diploma frames* and rings* in person.  Ask the registrar about any final steps you need to complete.  Learn about the ceremony.  Win prizes.

April 3 and April 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the University Book Store (on the Ave)

*These items are available online through Balfour, CB Grad Announcements, Jostens, University Frames.  To find out more and order products, visit the Office of Ceremonies Grad Shop.

Sign Up and Order Apparel, Parking Permits, and Guest Tickets online

Register/Place your order online:  May 1 – May 19 at

Husky Stadium Ceremony

Participants must register and order tickets, pre-paid parking permits, and apparel no later than May 19 via the above website.  Payment will be taken online when finalizing your order.  Visa, MasterCard, or debit card.

Apparel purchase prices

Bachelor apparel - $59.00 + tax, Masters apparel - $84.00 + tax, Professional and PhD apparel - $98.00 + tax.

Parking Permits

Purchase campus parking ($18.50) online during registration.

Pick Up Your Order at the University Book Store

May 28 – June 1. Students will select specific pickup dates online.

Come to Husky Stadium

June 8, at 12:30 pm. and celebrate!  CONGRATULATIONS!

For information about the 2024 Commencement Ceremony visit the Commencement website.