Welcome to the 2017 Commencement

Tuesday June 13, 2017   |   4:00 p.m.   |   Safeco Field


Registration is CLOSED. Late Registration is available during Grad Fair May 23 - 25, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at North Creek Events Center and will include a $20 late fee. Our step by step checklist will help undergraduate and graduate students successfully navigate applying to graduate and registering for the commencement ceremony.


Family and friends sharing in this monumental occasion can find details about tickets, parking, lodging and more, to ensure your experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Still have questions? Visit the guest FAQ.


With so many graduation-related events and deadlines, we know students and guests have questions that need to be answered quickly. Faculty and staff: find answers to your questions, too.


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The Countdown to Commencement Begins

In 3 short weeks UW Bothell will be celebrating the 26th annual Commencement Ceremony. Prepare for the big day with instructions for Graduate Students and Undergraduate Students.


Ceremony Keynote Speaker Announced

Leland Melvin was drafted in the National Football League and went on to become an astronaut, but only after overcoming injury with a perseverance he’ll describe as the commencement speaker for the University of Washington Bothell’s 2017 graduating class. Melvin will speak in front of graduates, family and friends at Safeco Field. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. June 13. Read the full press release.


Ceremony Postcards & Email sent

Students and their families should have received information about the annual commencement ceremony through postcards sent to their permanent addresses and emails sent to their UW and preferred personal email accounts. If you did not receive this information, you can view it here:

Undergraduate Student Email

Graduate Student Email

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