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School and department ceremonies

SSW Graduation Celebration


June 9, 2016


6:00-8:30 PM


Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

Event Comments:

For further information, please visit the SSW Graduation Celebration Website.

Tickets Required?

The SSW Graduation Celebration does not require tickets, but tickets are required for UW Commencement. We do ask students to RSVP for themselves and their guests for purposes of ordering food, parking, disability accommodations, etc. for the SSW Graduation Celebration by May 6, 2016. At the SSW Graduation Celebration, students are not limited to a fixed number of guests.

Cap and Gown Required?

At the UW ceremony, yes. For Social Work, no. But we strongly encourage students to do so: about 90% usually wear the cap and gown, and families who attend the ceremony let us know that they appreciate that our students and faculty wear formal academic apparel. In addition to the cap and gown, graduate students wear a hood, which is placed over the shoulders during the ceremony. Apparel must be ordered from the UW Commencement website, even if you are attending only the Social Work ceremony. The SSW Office of Student Services (room 23, across from the computer lab) also has a limited number of recycled caps and gowns available for graduating students who are facing financial constraints.

For Further Information Contact:

Office of Student Services

Parking Info

If you wish to park on campus, pre-paid parking permits will be required for this event. Students should purchase these permits for themselves and their guests through the order form, May 4 to May 22, 2016.

Commencement Day Schedule

June 11, 2016 / Husky Stadium
12:30 - Stadium doors open (bag inspection performed).
12:30 - Grads line up on the Outdoor Practice Field (security inspections performed).
1:30 - Procession begins
4:30 - Ceremony concludes

International family members

Are you inviting family members from outside the U.S.? You can help them apply for a visitor's visa. For more info, see the International Student Services website.

Rain or shine

Let's hope for a beautiful, sunny day! However, if it rains, plastic ponchos will be handed out to graduates. Umbrellas are permitted.

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