Graduation Factsheet, 2013-14

Graduation Policies and Procedures

Congratulations on completing your graduation application.  Please note: filing this form does not mean you have graduated—you only graduate when you satisfy all departmental and general education requirements and complete 180 credits. But if you meet those requirements this should be the last form you need to file in order to graduate on your specified date.

Filing this form entitles you to two quarters’ worth of priority registration, which you must use on the first registration day of each of the next two quarters.

You must either graduate in the quarter listed on your graduation application or else change your intended graduation quarter. Failure to either graduate or change your graduation quarter will result in a block on your registration.  If you want to change quarters, contact Geography advising.

You need not finish all requirements at the UW.  Contact Geography advising to discuss ways to finish your degree elsewhere.

UW Commencement Ceremony

Students who earned a degree in Summer 2013, Autumn 2013, or Winter 2014, or have applied to graduate with a departmental advisor for Spring 2014 or Summer 2014, are eligible to participate in the UW’s June, 14, 2014 graduation ceremony. The Commencement program will list the names of graduates from Summer 2013 through Spring 2014. While Summer 2014 graduates may walk at this year’s Commencement, their names will not be listed in a program until the following year’s Commencement. Beginning in May, you will be directed to a website to order caps and gowns, rings, graduation announcements, etc. For all pertinent graduation information, see the website:

Geography Department Graduation Ceremony

You will receive an invitation to take part in Geography’s annual awards and graduation ceremony and reception, to be held Thursday, June 12, from noon-2:00, in the Hogness Auditorium in the UW Medical Center. You may

bring a reasonable number of friends and family, and no pre-registration is required. Attire ranges from caps and gowns to “business casual”.

Geography Exit Survey

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We want to take this opportunity to invite you to take our departmental exit survey, which you can find at the following link:

The survey should only take a few minutes, and it provides the department with valuable information that we use to influence our curriculum, major requirements, advising, and other student services.

Upon taking the survey you will also be automatically entered into our June drawing for a free iPod Shuffle!

Annual Geography Teaching Award

Please also take a couple of minutes to recognize your favorite professor by voting in our annual teaching award. This award means a lot to the faculty, and all you have to do is say which faculty member has helped you the most with your learning and write a few sentences of explanation. Please use this website for your vote:


Please direct all questions to:

Rick Roth
(206) 543-3246

Jason Young
(206) 543-7793