2018 Commencement Ceremonies

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Purple Ceremony

Gold Ceremony

The University of Washington Tacoma will hold two Commencement ceremonies in 2018, 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 Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Tacoma Dome.

Online registration for the 2018 Commencement ceremonies has now closed.  If you would still like to register and participate please email tcommenc@uw.edu.  

10 a.m. Purple Ceremony


Institute of Technology
Milgard School of Business

School of Education

Urban Studies

2:30 p.m. Gold Ceremony

School of Interdisciplinary
Arts & Sciences
Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
Social Work & Criminal Justice


2018 Commencement Tickets

Guest tickets are required for the Tacoma Dome ceremony and can only be requested as part of the online commencement registration. Each student can request up to 10 total guest tickets including disability accommodation seating.

Tickets are not required for children under the age of two that will be seated on a parent or guardian’s lap. 

Additional tickets were released for students to request on Monday, May 28.  A second batch of tickets will be released on Wednesday, June 8 beginning at 8 a.m.  Students registered for Commencement should have instructions in the UW email.  

For disability ticket information please visit our Disability Accommodations page.

For more information please visit our guest tickets page.  


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