Who's Eligible to Participate in the June Ceremonies?
who graduated in December 2014 or March 2015, or who has a graduation application
on file for
2015 or August 2015.
Applying to Graduate
All students, whether they are participating in the
ceremonies or not, must apply to graduate by the applicable quarterly deadline
in order to have their
degrees granted officially by the UW. The final deadline for autumn,
winter, and spring quarters is the third Friday of that quarter. For summer
quarter graduates, students who want to participate in the June ceremonies
graduates, by the third Friday of spring quarter. Students should see an English
adviser to file their graduation applications.
English Department Graduation: Wednesday,
June 10th, 2015, 2:00pm, Meany
Hall. Tickets are required for entrance to Meany Hall. RSVP and order
your guest tickets below. Graduates must arrive at the Little Studio Theatre at Meany
Hall by 1:15 pm. Doors to the main stage open at 1:15pm for guests.
Both ceremonies require R.S.V.P registration. Separate registration is required
for each ceremony. If you will be attending the English Department ceremony
only, please be aware
that you will still need to log into the UW Commencement website to order
your cap and gown (optional) and any campus parking permits that you may need
Wednesday, June 10th, for yourself or your guests. The English Department
cannot order your apparel or parking permits on your behalf. The
Commencement website will be open for registration, and for ordering caps
and gowns and parking
for departmental ceremonies, in early May, 2015.
How to Register for the Ceremonies
the English Department ceremony on June 10th, 2015, tickets are required.
Online registration will open in early May
You will receive invitations for both ceremonies (from the UW and the English
Department) in late April/early May. We will also send out announcements over
You can request
the number of tickets that you need, up to six guest tickets. (There may be
more available later on in the process, if other students don't claim all of
their eligible tickets.) After you've received confirmation, you should pick
up the tickets in person from the English Advising Office. The
registration link above will open in May 2015.
honors are based on UW GPA only. Unlike College or Departmental
Honors, they do not require that you take any special classes or participate
in any special programs. To qualify, students need to earn 90 resident UW credits.
At least 60 of those credits must be graded on the decimal grading system.
You must meet this year's GPA
requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences. These
change every year and are based on top GPA percentages for the College.
Cum laude means "with praise"; Magna cum laude means "with
great praise"; Summa cum laude means "With highest praise."
Your ability to wear an honor cord at the ceremony is based upon your GPA
at the end of winter quarter. The actual honor that appears on your transcript
is conferred based on your actual GPA when your degree is officially granted
(all of your requirements are satisfied and all grades are in).
UW Commencement: No, unless you're earning a doctoral degree (PhD,
MD, EdD, etc.). Bachelor's- and Master's-level students will file past the
stage by college (Arts & Sciences
in your case) and shake hands with the Dean, Provost, or University President.
English Department: Yes. When you complete your online RSVP
in May, we will ask you to let us know how you'd like your
to pronounce it, and any other information you'd like us to announce when you
cross the stage (e.g., honors, scholarships, acceptances to graduate schools,
career information, etc.).
Your diploma will arrive about four months after your degree is granted. It
will be mailed to your designated mailing address, so be sure to keep that
up to date through MyUW.
(Meanwhile, once your degree is officially granted,
it will appear on your UW transcript, which you can view through MyUW,
and, if you have your
release option set to "YES," it will also be visible through
Degree Validation website.)
Your diploma will list only your name and the type of degree you
have earned ("Bachelor
It will not list your major(s) or minor(s). These things
will appear on your transcript,
however, as well as on the UW's
Degree Validation website.
Your degree will appear on your transcript (official or unofficial) as soon
as it has been granted. Degrees will be backdated for the last day of finals
week for the quarter in which you graduate, but it will take the Graduation
few weeks to process all of the applications after final grades have been posted.
Sit tight! If you haven't seen your degree posted to your transcript after at
least six weeks have passed (starting from the last day of final exams
week), check in with
If you owe the UW money (library fines, IMA fees, short-term loan repayments,
etc.), the UW will not release your diploma or any official transcripts --
still be granted and will still show up on your unofficial transcript through
MyUW. If you're not sure whether you owe the UW money, check your student account
Wait until you see that your degree has been granted (check your unofficial
transcript on MyUW)
before you order an official transcript. Your degree will appear in the upper
left section of the transcript. Then, follow the instructions
for ordering official transcripts.
Congratulations to this year's graduates!
Please let us know if you have good news to share! We always enjoy hearing
about your admission to graduate programs, new jobs, and other exciting plans
and endeavors: firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep
in touch with the English Department through our alumni
website. We like
to hear how you're doing and what you're up to out there in the "real
English Department faculty arrive on stage in Meany Hall.
Questions? Please send us an e-mail or
call 206.543.2634 for more information.