2024 LSJ Convocation Information

Congratulations LSJ Class of 2024!

We are all excited to celebrate your achievement at the LSJ convocation.  This website is intended to answer any questions you may have about the celebration.

LSJ Convocation will happen on Thursday, June 6th at 1:30pm in Kane Hall Room 130. Reception to follow.

We write to invite you to the LSJ Convocation Ceremony honoring the Class of 2024! Students who have either graduated in Summer 2023, Autumn 2023, Winter 2024, or have applied to graduate in Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 are eligible to participate. 


We are all excited to celebrate your achievements at the LSJ Convocation Ceremony and Reception. The LSJ Convocation Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2024 in Kane Hall 130 beginning at 1:30pm PST. Graduating students will begin checking in at 12:45pm and doors will open for friends and family beginning at 1:00pm.

The ceremony will last around 90 minutes with a reception to follow. The reception will have light refreshments available and LSJ swag available for purchase.

Attire: Business casual, students are not required to wear caps and gowns


There are several places on campus where guests can park. The Central Garage, which is directly underneath Kane Hall (where the ceremony and reception will be held), has several sections: C2, C3, and C4. All of these lots are pay per use and have the parking codes listed in each parking area. There is also a gatehouse attendant who can help if needed. The Central Garage also has ample disability parking available. If you park in the Central Garage, take the elevator up to floor 1 for the ceremony. 

Lot N22 is an all disability parking lot right next to the HUB and not too far away from Kane. If you do need to park in a disability spot, please make sure to have the disability pate or placard visible. 

For additional parking services and resources, please visithttps://transportation.uw.edu/park/visitor.  

If you or someone in your party needs help being transported to Kane Hall, there are load zones around campus that can be utilized. They can be driven and dropped off at the load zone Kane and you can drive the car back to the initial parking spot.


Check-in for both graduates and guests will begin just before 1:00pm with the ceremony beginning promptly as 1:30pm. Invited guests of the LSJ convocation ceremony will check-in separately from graduates. To the right of the entrance to Kane 130, there will be three tables marked “LSJ Convocation Guest ONLY Check-In” where guests should proceed to complete the check-in process. Each table will have a range of last names (A-G, H-O, etc.) – please ensure you are at the correct table based on last name (of the graduating student) when checking in.


Our ceremony will be live streamed! If you have guests or family members who live out of state, out of country, are unable to attend for whatever reason, they can watch via livestream using


The livestream will officially go live 5 minutes before the ceremony and will promptly turn off 15 minutes after the ceremony.

The livestream page will automatically update when the livestream begins. Depending on browser settings, users may need to press the “play” button on the view player when it appears. Most browsers will indicate the need for this extra step.  The livestream will be viewable until 6:00pm PDT same day. The livestream video will be a static camera shot of the front of the room (which includes, podium, screen, and the stage).


Special honor cords, if awarded, may be worn by undergraduate students who have earned baccalaureate honors (Cum laude, Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude). Baccalaureate honors are determined by the Registrar based on GPA. For details, contact the Office of the Registrar at ugradoff@uw.edu or 206-543-1803.

Ceremonial cords are also available to students completing a curriculum within the University Honors Program: Interdisciplinary Honors, Departmental Honors, or College Honors (Departmental Honors plus Interdisciplinary Honors). For details, contact the Honors Program at uwhonors@uw.edu or 206-543-7444. Students will have the option to purchase honors cords when ordering their graduation regalia.

Commencement & Graduation Guidance from Office of Ceremonies

Graduation season is just around the corner! The 149th Annual Commencement Ceremony in Husky Stadium for the Class of 2024 will take place on June 8, 2024. More information to follow.  

UW Seattle Commencement: June 8th


Graduates are eligible to attend Commencement if they complete their degree in these quarters: Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Summer 2024

Spring Break - Invitations will be mailed to students and families

Undergraduate Application Deadline (for Spring 2023 graduates): April 12th
Once the application for graduation has been completed and received by the Office of Graduation and Academic Records, the student will then be eligible to complete the Commencement Registration/Order Form.

Honors (undergraduates only): If you qualify for College, Departmental, or Interdisciplinary Honors, please be sure your DARS accurately reflects this status by April 12, 2024. If you have questions, contact the Honors Program (211 Mary Gates Hall, uwhonors@uw.edu, 206-543-7444).  If you are interested in learning about baccalaureate honors, visit the registrar’s Baccalaureate Honor GPA Requirements page.

Graduation Degree Title Correction Form: If a graduate's Degree Title in SDB is subject to change, or unlikely to be updated prior to May 5th, this form allows advisors to notify Office of Ceremonies. This form can also be used to provide School/College/Department/Advisor approval for a student to participate in Commencement if not eligible. This form also allows Office of Ceremonies to assign the correct regalia to student records in the registration system. Advisors will have access to this form in early April.

Names Listed in Program:  The Commencement program lists the names of graduates from Summer 2023 through Spring 2024. Summer 2024 graduates’ names will be listed in the following year’s program. If you have not graduated or submitted your application to graduate, you must meet with your departmental advisor to complete your graduation application by April 12th to be included in the program.

  • Please note you will be receiving information from the Office of the Registrar or the Graduate School via your UW.edu email on the process you need to follow to either 1) select a “Commencement Program Name,” if desired, or 2) request not to be listed in the Commencement Program. If you do not follow this process, your record name on file with the University will be used in the program. Please watch your email for this information and pay attention to any stated deadlines. 

In May: Graduates register online for Commencement, order cap & gown, tickets, parking permits ($17.75 if pre-ordered, $18.75 on day of event), via Commencement Registration/Order Form.

Participants in the 2024 Commencement Ceremony should complete the registration/order form at www.graduation.uw.edu to obtain cap & gown, tickets for themselves and their guests, and parking permits. In addition, they may use this form to order other graduation items (souvenir tassels, honor cards, stoles of gratitude, etc.), donate to the Senior Gift Fund, and join the Alumni Association. 

May 30 - June 3: Graduates pick up their orders at U Book Store during normal bookstore hours. Students living outside the Seattle area may pick up the following week. 

Note: Cap & gown and parking permits will not be available before pick up starts on DATE TBD. Please plan your events accordingly.

June 8:  149th Annual University of Washington Commencement Ceremony

12:30 p.m. – Doors open and candidates begin lining up. The “Purple Carpet” pre-show begins.
1:30 p.m. - The ceremony begins with the student procession.


Note: Cap & gown and parking permits will not be available before pick up starts on DATE TBD. Please plan your events accordingly.

To learn more about the UW Commencement celebration please visit: https://www.washington.edu/graduation/.