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Celebrating Your Success: 2015 Graduation & Commencement Events

Nutritional Sciences Graduates and Soon-to-be Grads:

During spring and summer, you will have several opportunities to celebrate your accomplishments. In addition to the SPH Graduation and UW Commencement, the Nutritional Sciences Program & Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics will be hosting our first joint
NSP Graduation Celebration event in your honor at the end of summer quarter.

Because registration and other specifics vary from one ceremony to the next, we have summarized the details below.

School of Public Health Graduation

Wednesday, June 10, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

The School of Public Health Graduation Celebration takes place at the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.


9am: Graduates (undergraduate and graduate students) arrive for check-in & staging
10am: General doors open
10:30am-1pm: Graduation Program
1-2:30pm: All-School Reception


Who is eligible to participate:  Autumn 2014 – Summer 2015 graduates, along with family and friends, faculty and staff. 

How to register: Graduates are asked to register for this event by Friday, May 23, 2015, on https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/britbele/200313

Caps & gowns:  Graduates are strongly encouraged to wear caps and gowns, which should be ordered by May 25th, 2015 through the UW Commencement Website.

Parking: Students need to pre-purchase parking permits from Commuter Services for guests wishing to park on campus. 

For more information:  Please see FAQs about the SPH ceremony

UW Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, June 13, 12:30 - 4:30 PM

The UW Commencement takes place on at Husky Stadium.


12:30 – Graduate line-up begins; doors open for guests
1:15 – Line-up ends; grads move to field entrances
1:30 – Procession begins
4:30 – Ceremony concludes


Who is eligible to participate: Graduates who earned their degrees in Summer 2014, Autumn 2014, or Winter 2015, or candidates who have a reasonable expectation of graduating in Spring 2015 or Summer 2015, are eligible to participate.

Note: The commencement program lists the names of graduates from Summer 2014 through Spring 2015.  Summer 2015 graduates’ names will be listed in the following year’s program. 

How to register: Register and order tickets, apparel, and parking between May 7 and May 25 on http://www.washington.edu/graduation/.

Caps & gowns: Caps & Gowns are required for this event. Apparel must be ordered through the Commencement website between May 7 and May 25.

For more information: The Commencement website provides much more information and a Graduation Checklist .

Nutritional Sciences & GCPD Graduation Celebration

Friday, August 21, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

The first joint Nutritional Sciences and Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics Graduation Celebration will take place this summer at the Waterfront Activities Center. This event will include a brief recognition ceremony, GCPD poster session, and reception.


Who is eligible to participate: All members of the GCPD 2015 Cohort and NSP graduates from Winter 2015 through Autumn 2015 are eligible to participate. All GCPD students expected to attend.

How to register:  Graduates should RSVP to nutr@uw.edu.  Please include the number of guests and note if any special accommodations are required.

No Caps & Gowns:  This is not a cap and gown event.

For more information: Additional information will be provided early in summer quarter.  If you have questions in the meantime, please email nutr@uw.edu.


Close Up - A Look at the People of SPH: Jennifer Otten

Jennifer Otten, Assistant Professor and expert on food systems, is featured in April's SPH Close Up.  How much food do we throw away?  About one out of every four grocery bags, says food expert Jennifer Otten.  Find out what we can do to reduce our waste: http://ow.ly/LYMcm


Healthy Nutrition: From Farm to Fork
Jamie Bachaus, NSP MPH student, and Jennifer Otten, NSP Assistant Professor, guest authored the March 2015 issue of Elevate Health, the quarterly research digest of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The issue explores the link between public health and food systems and looks at recent evidence on how the US food system impacts such things as food availability, affordability, and quality.
Download the Issue

Faculty Postions Available The Nutritional Sciences Program and Department of Health Services are accepting applications to fill positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (WOT). Position Announcement & Application Instructions



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