Graduation Checklist

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

1. Make sure you are eligible (see Eligibility Page). 

  • Bachelor's candidates must apply for graduation with their academic advisor.  Deadline to apply to graduate is April 17, 2020.

  • Master's candidates must contact their graduate program advisor by April 17, 2020 to have their name listed in the Commencement program. 

2. Make the April 17 deadline to have your name printed in the Commencement program. This means:

  • Bachelors – Apply to graduate by April 17.  See your advisor.

  • Master’s – Contact your graduate program advisor

  • Doctoral – Contact your program advisor

  • Note: Students who do not wish to be listed in the Commencement program should contact the Office of the Registrar at 253-692-4913.

3. Order your Graduation Announcements 

Visit the University Bookstore or order your announcements online.

4. Prepare to register and order.

5. Complete Registration/Order Form.  The Registration/Order form will be available from the Commencement website Wednesday, April 29 thru Friday, May 22, 2020.

  • Be prepared to pay online with Visa, MasterCard, debit card, or valid checking account number.

6. Pick up your order

Please check your order confirmation email for your specific date and time for pick-up. 

7. Oops! I forgot something! I need extra… 

  • No worries. You can purchase extra items during Cap and Gown pick-up the week of June 1.  

8. Come to the Tacoma Dome on at your assigned arrival time on Monday, June 15, and celebrate!

  • Ensure you review the instructions you were given when you picked up your order.

  • Students are not required to have a ticket to enter the Tacoma Dome.