Graduation Checklist

It’s easy to participate in Commencement. Just follow these steps.

1. Make sure you are eligible (see Eligibility Page). 

  • Bachelor's candidates must apply for graduation with their academic advisor.  Deadline to apply to graduate is Friday, April 6, 2018.

  • Master's candidates must contact their graduate program advisor by April 20, 2018 to have their name listed in the Commencement program. 

2. Make the April 21 deadline to have your name printed in the Commencement program. This means:

  • Bachelors – Apply to graduate by April 6.  See your advisor.

  • Master’s – Contact your graduate program advisor

  • Doctoral – Contact your program advisor

  • Note: Students who do not wish to be listed in the Commencement program should contact the Office of the Registrar at 253-692-4913.

3. Visit the University Bookstore to order your Graduation Announcements and/or Rings

More details to come.

4. Order graduation announcements or class rings online.

5. Prepare to register and order.

6. Complete Registration/Order Form.  The Registration/Order form will be available from our website from in May 2018 (specific dates TBA).

  • Be prepared to pay online with Visa, MasterCard, debit card, or valid checking account number.

7. Pick up your order

Dates TBA

8. Oops! I forgot something! I need extra… 

  • No worries. You can purchase extra items at your School or Program Cap and Gown pick-up. 

9. Come to the Tacoma Dome on at your assigned arrival time on Monday, June 11, and celebrate!

  • Ensure you review the instructions you were given when you picked up your order.

  • Students are not required to have a ticket to enter the Tacoma Dome.