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It's easy to participate in Commencement. Just follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you are eligible (see Eligibility Page)
  2. Meet the deadlines for ensuring your name is included in the Commencement program. This means:
    • Bachelor's students: Apply to graduate by April 6. See your advisor for assistance.
    • Master's students: Check in with your graduate program advisor with your intent to graduate and/or participate in Commencement by April 20. 
    • Note: If you do not wish to be listed in the Commencement program, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 253-692-4913.
  3. Prepare to register.
    • Determine how many guest tickets you need and if any of your guests need disability accommodations.
    • Review Cap and Gown information.
    • If you are a master's student, check with your academic department regarding your hooding ceremony.
  4. Complete the Registration Order Form
    • Online registration for the 2018 Commencement will open in May 2018. Please check back for specific dates. 
    • Be prepared to pay online with Visa, MasterCard, debit card or valid checking account number.
  5. Pick up your order at William W. Philip Hall (dates TBA).
    • You can also purchase your apparel or extras on these days.
  6. Come to The Tacoma Dome on June 11 for your assigned ceremony and celebrate!
    • Ensure you review the instructions you were given when you picked up your order.
    • Remember to bring your cap and gown! If you are parking at the Tacoma Dome, you'll need $15 cash or card (Dome parking does not accept credit or debit cards).
    • Leave early - traffic is usually very heavy.

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