Current Students

Graduation Procedures

Apply for Graduation

Undergraduate students must complete an application for graduation with the HCDE Undergraduate Adviser. The deadline for submitting the application is the third Friday of the quarter in which the student intends to graduate. Students may, and are encouraged to apply to graduate two quarters early, in order to receive Graduating Senior Priority registration. 


HCDE Graduation

HCDE Graduation Ceremony

June 5, 2018
HUB Ballroom

The annual HCDE Graduation & Awards Ceremony welcomes HCDE's Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD graduates and their families, to a ceremony led by HCDE faculty. More »

UW Commencement Ceremony

UW Commencement

June 9, 2018
Husky Stadium

The University of Washington's annual Commencement Ceremony honors the graduating class of 2017 to the cheers and applause of 40,000 family members and friends. More »



Diplomas are mailed to the student's address selected on MyUW (local or permanent) two to three months following graduation. The diploma will list the student's name, degree, and any applicable honors. Majors are not listed on UW diplomas. Diplomas are listed with the student's name as it appears in MyUW. 


Student's UW NetID's, passwords, and forwarding will remain active after graduation. Students may use a UW NetID to forward email to a UW Google Apps account. Google Apps accounts do not expire for graduates, current or former students. Find more information about UW technology resources.