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Graduation Celebration

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COVID-19 Update

We are facing a difficult situation and, until it is safe for us to gather in large groups, we will adhere to guidelines established by government, medical, and UW officials. In the meantime, we are looking at ways to safely celebrate the important moment of graduation for all the Art, Art History, and Design students who graduated at the end of summer and autumn 2019, winter 2020, and those of you who will complete degrees at the end of spring 2020. Please visit the UW Commencement site for updates on UW Commencement in Husky Stadium.

Saturday, June 13, 2020; 9–11am
Meany Hall
Tickets required; see below.


If you are graduating in Autumn 2019 or Winter, Spring, or Summer of 2020, we want to honor your accomplishments. Please join us at the School’s annual Graduation Celebration. Graduating students and their families will receive a formal invitation by email in April.

Graduation Application

Seniors, please be sure to file your graduation application with an adviser in Art 104. Graduation applications for Spring and Summer quarter must be completed before Friday, April 5.

Tickets and Registration

Tickets are required. Graduating students must register online for tickets. Online registration will open in March. Graduating students may request up to five tickets for guests; one ticket will be automatically issued to the student. Registration closes at the end of May.

Note: Make sure your UW G Suite is activated - this needs to be done in order to access the link to the registration form. It's fast and easy to do. For instructions on how to activate your UW G Suite, visit the IT Connect Help page.


The Graduation Celebration includes faculty and student keynote speakers, presentation of Graduating and Teaching with Excellence Awards, review of the past four years in pictures and video, call of student names, and presentation of certificates by faculty.

Cap and Gown

Traditional commencement attire is encouraged. Caps and gowns may be ordered from the Commencement website in early May.

More Information

Visit our Graduation Celebration FAQs page.

UW Commencement

Students and their families are also encouraged to attend the annual UW Commencement in Husky Stadium, which takes place in the afternoon of the same day as our Graduation Celebration. Information for this ceremony is available at the Commencement website.