2020 Schedule

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Access the live stream: www.tacoma.uw.edu/2020grad 

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  Join the Purple Carpet Pre-Show

1:30 p.m. Procession Begins



 Procession of Graduates

     UW Seattle graduates
     UW Bothell graduates
     UW Tacoma graduates

“Fanfare for the Common Man”

Aaron Copland • Processional Medley

Procession of Deans & President’s Party

Processional Medley

Opening of the 145th Commencement Exercises

Presentation of Colors

by Joint ROTC Color Guard

National Anthem

Francis Scott Key

Singing led by students from the School of Music

Welcome and Introductions

University Marshal • Associate Professor Joseph Janes

Presentation of Faculty Awards

Provost Mark A. Richards

Presentation of the President’s Medals

President Ana Mari Cauce

Presentation of Chancellor’s Medals

Chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh, UW Bothell

Chancellor Mark A. Pagano, UW Tacoma

Student Government Presidents

Giuliana Conti, GPSS

Kelty Pierce, ASUW

Commencement Address

President Ana Mari Cauce

Conferring of Degrees

Candidates presented by the various Deans* and Chancellors


Degrees conferred by Joel Benoliel, Chair, Board of Regents

Special Congratulations for the UW Tacoma Class of 2020

Video Compilation

Grad Moments for the Class of 2020 (alpha order by within each school)

  • Milgard School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
  • School of Social Work & Criminal Justice
  • School of Urban Studies









Please watch UW Tacoma Commencement Addresses from Chancellor Mark A. Pagano and Student Speaker Amica G. Atienza