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


Commencement Info Sessions

Wednesday, May 3

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Friday, May 5

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


Important Dates



By 7 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 3017 Apply to be one of this year's Commencement speakers or National Anthem singers

Wednesday, May 3 – Monday, May 22, 2017

Register for Commencement on the Commencement Website

May 15 - 19, 2017 Join your fellow graduating students for Senior Week.  For more details please visit: 


Before Friday, May 26, 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