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BE Graduation

Graduation Information

Congratulations to graduating students in the College of Built Environments (CBE). Please review the following page to assist you in your graduation plans.

Applying for your Degree

Degree applications are coordinated by your individual departments and programs. If you have any questions about your degree please contact your departmental advisor. Please carefully review and respond to all graduation notifications.

University of Washington Commencement Ceremony

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the University of Washington community will come together at Husky Stadium to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2017. Commencement is the formal campus-wide ceremony honoring graduates, and academic attire is required for this ceremony. For more information, including tickets, visit the Commencement website.

CBE Graduation Celebration

The College of Built Environments cordially invites all graduating students and their families and friends to a Graduation Celebration and reception. This event honors graduates from all departments and interdisciplinary programs in the college. College Faculty and Staff will be there to celebrate your success. 

Graduating Students please RSVP by Friday, June 3. Click here to RSVP.

Faculty and Staff please RSVP Friday, June 3. Click here to RSVP.

Friday, June 9, 2017
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Ceremony and reception)
Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center
Mercer and Third Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

CBE Graduation Celebration Speaker

We are pleased to welcome David W. Goldberg, President of Mithun and Graduate of the UW MA Program (1996) to the podium to share his professional and life insights with our graduates.

Questions about the Celebration

When should I arrive?
Doors open at 2:00 pm. Graduating students and faculty should arrive no later than 2:30 pm, and follow signs to backstage. 

What should I wear?
Wearing academic apparel (cap and gown) is preferred. Academic apparel orders can be placed here from May 4 – May 22.

Caps and Gowns ordered from the University are picked up in June (Dates TBD) at the UW Bookstore (lower level) during bookstore hours. 

Where is the Exhibition Hall located?
The Exhibition Hall is located at Seattle Center and is just a short 15 minute drive southwest of the University of Washington campus.

Will there be parking?
Parking is available in lots adjacent to Seattle Center and on the street. The lot closest to the Exhibition Hall is the Mercer Garage with an entrance on 3rd Ave N, between Mercer and Roy. All parking lots and street spots in the area require payment. We believe the maximum parking payment will be around $15, but could be significantly less.

How many guests may I bring? and Do they need tickets?
No tickets necessary. We will have approx. 4 guest seats per graduating student with additional standing room available. 

Will accommodations be provided for persons with disabilities?
The Exhibition Hall is wheelchair accessible. Persons needing additional assistance with seating, etc., should email