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Formal Commencement exercises are conducted at the close of spring quarter. Programs also hold separate hooding ceremonies for their master’s degree graduates. Information on participating in these ceremonies is posted on the Commencement Ceremonies page on the UW Tacoma website.

Students who graduated during the previous Autumn or Winter quarters and those who anticipate graduating in Spring or Summer quarters of the current year are eligible to participate if they have filed a graduation application. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for graduation by the deadline, please see Filing a Graduation Application.

Diploma Distribution

Diplomas are mailed to the student’s address selected on MyUW (local or permanent) two to three months following graduation. Students do not receive their diploma at the Commencement ceremony. Be sure your mailing address is up to date in your MyUW at the time of graduation. The diploma will list your name, degree, and any applicablehonors. Majors are not listed on UW diplomas.