2019 Commencement

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The University of Washington Tacoma will hold two Commencement ceremonies on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Tacoma Dome. 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 should attend the ceremony for their academic school or program.

Purple Ceremony
(begins 10 a.m.)
Gold Ceremony
(begins 2:30 p.m.)
  • School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  • Social Work & Criminal Justice
  • Urban Studies
  • Milgard School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • Nursing & Healthcare Leadership

Registering for Commencement

Online registration for the 2019 Commencement is now closed. If you have not yet registered and want to attend, you can do so in person at the Registrar's Office in MAT 253. If you registered but have not picked up your cap and gown yet, you can pick it up from the Registrar's Office during regular business hours. Any caps and gowns not picked up by 5PM on June 14 will be available at the Student Help Desk at the Dome on the day.

2019 Commencement Tickets

Guest tickets are required for the ceremony. Student can request up to 20 total guest tickets including disability accommodation seating. For disability ticket information, please visit our Disability Accommodations page. Please check your email for instructions on downloading your tickets. 

Tickets are not required for children under the age of 2 years that will be seated on a parent or guardian’s lap.

For more information, please visit our guest tickets page.

Class of 2019 photo

Did you participate in the Class of 2019 group photo on June 11? Use the links below to view the photos on Flickr. To download the photo, click the down arrow in the lower right corner and select a size.


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