2019 Commencement

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Online registration for Commencement will be open May 1 - May 24, 2019

The University of Washington Tacoma will hold two Commencement ceremonies in 2019, 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 17, 2019 at the Tacoma Dome.

10 a.m. Purple Ceremony

School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences                  
Social Work & Criminal Justice
Urban Studies

2:30 p.m. Gold Ceremony

Milgard School of Business      
School of Education
Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
School of Engineering and Technology   

Interested in details about the 2019 Commencement Ceremonies?
Download the UW Tacoma Commencement Mobile App to stay connected and get the lastest updates.  

Applying to graduate

If you plan to graduate this year, be sure to talk with your program advisor and review our Graduation Checklist.


Questions about Commencement? Attend an info session for more details.

Friday, April 26

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

BHS 106

Monday, April 29

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Carwein Auditorium (KEY102)


2019 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.

For more information please visit our guest tickets page.  



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