2018 Commencement Ceremonies

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. 

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


Do you have questions about this year's Commencement?  Join us for one of our upcoming Information Sessions:

Friday, February 16
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 21

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


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. 

For disability ticket information please visit our Disability Accommodations page.


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