2017 Commencement Ceremonies

The University of Washington Tacoma will hold two Commencement ceremonies in 2017, at the end of spring quarter. Students who have graduated the previous autumn or winter quarter, along with students who have applied to graduate in spring or summer quarter, are encouraged to participate.  

Degree recipients, their families and guests will attend one or the other ceremony based on their academic school or program. Both ceremonies will occur on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Tacoma Dome. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tacoma Dome

10 a.m. (Purple)

School of Interdisciplinary

Arts & Sciences

Nursing & Healthcare Leadership

Social Work & Criminal Justice

2:30 p.m. (Gold)

Milgard School of Business
School of Education

Institute of Technology

Urban Studies

Important Dates



Before April 7, 2017

Apply to Graduate

April 2017 (dates TBA)

Attend University Bookstore Grad Fair

Wednesday, May 3 – Monday, May 22, 2017

Register for Commencement on the Commencement Website

Before June 2, 2017

Complete your name recording

Week of May 29

Pick-up Cap and Gown and Tickets

June 14, 2017

Attend Commencement

DVDs of the 2016 Ceremony

Purchase your DVD now.  


If you have questions about Commencement, please check our FAQ or email tcommenc@uw.edu