We’ll be sending out information regarding the CSE ceremony in the next day or two, but please read this if you are hoping to participate in the larger UW ceremony, or need information on cap and gown or parking, etc.
Complete information is available at www.graduation.uw.edu.
School and Departmental celebrations
You MUST purchase parking permits through the main UW site if you want to park on campus during the CSE graduation event.
Graduation vs. Commencement
Please remind students that there is a difference between signing up to officially graduate and signing up for the Commencement Ceremony. To graduate and obtain a diploma, students need to fill out the proper paperwork from either, the Office of Graduation and Academic Records (undergraduates) or The Graduate School (graduates). To participate in the Commencement Ceremony, students must register via the Commencement Registration/Order Form at www.graduation.uw.edu after completing their graduation paperwork. The web form will be available from May 1 to May 20, 2012.
Names listed in the program – deadlines
The Commencement program lists the names of graduates from Summer 2011 through Spring 2012. Note: Spring 2012 bachelor’s degree candidates must have their Application to Graduate submitted and received by the Office of Graduation and Academic Records by the April 13th deadline in order to have their names listed. Master’s and doctoral degree candidates must have their Master Degree Request submitted, or Doctoral Final Exam scheduled, by April 13th in order to have their names listed. Summer 2012 graduates’ names will be listed in the following year’s program. These deadlines apply only to the program. They do not apply to participation in the ceremony itself.
Cords for College and Departmental Honors
If a student qualifies for these honors please ensure that you have submitted your Departmental Honors Invitation to the Honors Program (MGH 211 or Box 352800) by April 13, 2012. Undergraduates will then be eligible to purchase special honor cords online when they order their caps and gowns.
Changes to Cap and Gown Pick up
Cap and gown pick up will be at the University Bookstore beginning May 22 – June 2. Students will select their pick up dates online when placing their orders May 1 – May 20.
Thank you for your assistance in this process and I wish you all a successful graduation season!
Office of Ceremonies
Your Steps to a Great Commencement Day
CenturyLink Field – June 9, 2012
Visit www.graduation.uw.edu for complete ceremony information.
- 1. Eligibility:
Bachelor Candidates: Students who earned a degree in Summer 2011, Autumn 2011, or Winter 2012, or have applied to graduate with a departmental advisor for Spring 2012 or Summer 2012 are eligible. Once the application for graduation has been completed and received by the Office of Graduation and Academic Records (206-543-1803), the student will be eligible to complete the Commencement Registration/Order Form.
Master’s, Doctoral or Professional Candidates: Graduates who earned their degrees in Summer 2011, Autumn 2011, or Winter 2012 or candidates who have a reasonable expectation of graduating in Spring 2012 or Summer 2012 are eligible to participate.
Names Listed in Program: The Commencement program lists the names of graduates from Summer 2011 through Spring 2012. Note: Spring 2012 Bachelor’s Degree candidates must have their Application to Graduate submitted and received by the Office of Graduation and Academic Records by the April 13th deadline in order to have their names listed. Master’s and Doctoral degree candidates must have their Master’s Degree Request submitted or Doctoral Final Exam scheduled, by April 13th in order to have their names listed. Summer 2012 graduates’ names will be listed in the following year’s program. Students who do not wish to have their names listed in the program must contact the Office of the Registrar (206-543-5378) by May 1st.
Honors: If you qualify for College or Departmental Honors, be sure you or your advisor has submitted your Departmental Honors Invitation to the Honors Program (MGH 211 or Box 352800) by April 13, 2012. For information about baccalaureate honors visit: http://www.washington.edu/students/gencat/front/Deans_List.html.
- 2. Signing up and Ordering Apparel, Parking Permits, and Guest Tickets online
Register/Place your order online: May 1nd – May 20nd at www.graduation.uw.edu
Participants must register, order tickets, pre-paid parking permits (on-campus events only), and apparel no later than May 20th via the above website. Payment will be taken online when finalizing your order. Visa, MasterCard, debit card, or valid checking account number will be accepted.
Apparel prices: Bachelor apparel (purchase only) – $45.00, Master’s apparel (purchase only) – $65.00, Professional apparel (rental) – $75.00, Ph.D. (rental) – $85.00. See website for Professional/Doctoral purchase information.
Individual School/College or Departmental Ceremony participants must order via the above website by May 20th, 2012, if your ceremony requires apparel or parking permits. Parking permits ($14) are required for all ceremonies on campus occurring during normal parking hours or on June 9th. Payment will be taken online.
Travel and Parking at CenturyLink Field.
Option #1: CenturyLink/Metro Express Parking. A package including Commencement Day parking in the Tower Garage or the Portage Bay Garage plus two roundtrip tickets on the CenturyLink/Metro Express buses will be offered to those who complete the Registration/Order Form. The cost will be $14. Those who purchase this package can add up to 4 more roundtrip tickets for $4.50 each. Those who chose this option will be directed to the CenturyLink/Metro Express buses, which will run from University Way NE to 5th and Jackson (in the tunnel) downtown, approximately two blocks from the stadium.
Option #2: Park on campus in the Central Plaza or N1/N5 lots and take the local 71, 72, or 73 buses from University Way NE to downtown (5th and Jackson). Metro will honor U-PASSes for these routes on Commencement Day. However, only students who purchase CenturyLink/Metro Express Parking (Option #1) will be able to ride the CenturyLink/Metro Express buses.
Option #3: Park near CenturyLink Field. When students complete the Registration/Order Form they will be sent a link and code to obtain guaranteed pre-paid parking permits ($20) for CenturyLink Field. Special disability parking options will be available. This will be the only guaranteed parking. Due to a Mariners game that day, parking surrounding CenturyLink Field will be very limited. Day-of (non-prepaid) parking cannot be guaranteed and may cost $25 or more.
- 3. Pick-up Your Order: May22th – June 2nd (students will select specific dates online) at the UW Book Store (during normal bookstore hours).
- 4. Come to CenturyLink Field, June 9th, at 12:00 p.m. and celebrate! CONGRATULATIONS!