Graduation

2014 School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Graduation Celebration

UW Commencement

SEFS Celebration FAQ:

  • When is the SEFS graduation celebration typically held?
    On the last Friday of Spring Quarter, with a reception following at the School.
  • Where is the SEFS graduation celebration typically held?
    In Kane 120 (wheelchair and stroller accessible reception following in Anderson).
  • Do I need to RSVP?
    Yes! Take our graduation survey, which will be available soon, to RSVP for the graduation ceremony.
  • Who can participate?
    All students who graduated in the Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarters of the current academic year may participate.
  • How many family members and friends can I bring, and will they need tickets?
    No tickets are required, but space is limited in Kane 120, so we are setting up a live feed in Kane 220 to accommodate extra/overflow guests.
  • Do I need a cap and gown?
    Caps and gowns are not required, but business casual dress is encouraged.
  • What is the program like?
    The formal program typically consists of an invited speaker, two student speakers chosen by graduating students, naming of the graduates, and group pictures.
  • Will my name be read during the program?
    Yes! Names and personal statements will be read for each student attending the celebration.
  • Will there be refreshments?
    Yes! All participants are invited to a cupcake reception in Anderson Hall following the program.
  • Will there be a printed program with my name listed?
    Printed programs will be available with all the names that have been provided by the Registrar's Office for that academic year.
  • What about parking?
    Students should arrange for parking through the UW Commencement website - scroll down to the section on Parking for School, College, and Departmental Ceremonies.