2020 Commencement

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On June 13, graduates, their families and friends will gather from around the world to join in celebrating the Class of 2020 in the University of Washington’s first ever live, interactive Commencement webcast.
We urge all graduates not to miss this one!  This day will be historic. Never before has every student marching in the Commencement opening procession been shown on the screen, walking behind their school’s gonfalon.

Never before has every student been able to create a slide with their photo, school, college and degree, and a comment, quote or memory – a card that can be shared with everyone viewing the ceremony.

Never before have graduates been able to participate in the ceremony with families and friends in their homes or join together in watch rooms to share the experience with other families from around the world. (Be sure to share your camera link with us so can take you live into the theatre.) 

Degrees will be conferred and tassels turned. There will be many other surprises that you won’t want to miss. We’re bringing in artists and experts from coast to coast to make this Commencement special.  It will be surprisingly intimate, yet global in scope.

Help us plan the 2021 In-person ceremony

As the 2020 Commencement Ceremony approaches, we are excited to graduate with you! We also hope you will join us again in the future at the 2021 Commencement Ceremony when we will be able to gather again to celebrate. As we begin to plan for this, we would love to hear feedback and ideas from you, the graduates!

Please, take this opportunity to tell us how we can recognize you.

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