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 are planning to attend please register in person at Cap and Gown Pick-up

Master's & Doctoral Students
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 -- between 3 - 6 p.m. -- William W. Philip Hall

Bachelor's Students
Thursday, June 6, 2019 between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 3 - 6 p.m. -- William W. Philip Hall
Friday, June 7, 2019 between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 3 - 6 p.m. -- William W. Philip Hall

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