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Ceremony Instructions

Lining Up

Candidates from all Schools and Colleges should
arrive at the Outdoor Practice Field, east of the stadium,
promptly at 12:30 p.m., properly robed in specified
apparel. Candidates must have a purple or gold
student entrance ticket and UWID or other
appropriate identification to gain access to the line up
areas, and should be prepared to open their gowns for
visual inspection. You may not change your line up
area unless given permission by the Office of
Ceremonies.

Candidates holding purple tickets will check in at the
purple entrance to the Outdoor Practice Field (see
diagram). Those with gold tickets will check in at the
gold entrance. Once inside, line up behind the banner
for your School or College in four parallel lines.
Faculty marshals will assist you. If you wish to sit
beside someone during the ceremony, you should
march directly behind or in front of one another, as the
four parallel lines split during the procession.


Procession

Faculty marshals will direct you during the procession.
Follow their instructions and do not step out of your
line. The procession will move from the east (stage)
end of the stadium to the west end. Faculty marshals
will then direct you down the proper aisles, back
toward the stage, and into your seating row. Move to
the end of the row and immediately sit down so as not
to impede the seating of others.

Academic caps may be removed while candidates are
seated, but must be worn while standing. Caps should
be removed during the playing of the Star-Spangled
Banner.

If you arrive late you will need to fall in at the end of
the procession. Once the procession has begun there is
no further opportunity for anyone to join his or her
proper group.


Bachelor Instructions
All Schools and Colleges

Drop-Off Area For People with Disabilities

There will be a drop-off area for guests and students
with mobility impairment concerns in front of the
Tubby Graves Building. The drop-off area can only
be accessed from the northbound lanes of Mont-
lake Blvd. Those dropping off guests can then pro-
ceed on to their parking lots.

Please note that after the ceremony this area will be
closed for approximately 30 minutes until the traffic
has dissipated. This is done for the safety of our
guests. If you need to pick someone up at this location
please allow for the extra time.


Commencement Program

Only those students who received degrees Summer
2013, Autumn 2013, Winter 2014, and the candidates
of Spring 2014 are named in this years Commence-
ment Program. If you are receiving a degree during
Summer Quarter 2014, your name will be listed in the
following years Commencement Program. Please
contact the Office of Ceremonies to request a copy of
next years program.



Commencement Apparel

All gowns are fastened in the front. Mortarboards
should be adjusted to remain level on your head and
your tassel should hang on the left side at all times.
Honor cords are worn around the neck and should
hang evenly.

If you have a problem or question regarding your
apparel, please contact the Office of Ceremonies at
(206) 543-2592. Oak Hall will have booths in the
lining up areas on Commencement Day, to address
any last minute needs or confusions about how to
wear your apparel.

Office of Commencement Exercises
4014 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

(206) 543-2592
commence@u.washington.edu
http://depts.washington.edu/commence
Conduct Appropriate to the Ceremony

By participating in Commencement you agree to
observe the following guidelines during the
ceremony.

Commencement is intended to be a festive occasion
celebrating the accomplishments of our students.
However, it is also ceremonial. Students are
expected to remain in their seats during the entire
ceremony, unless utilizing the restrooms (inside the
NW tunnel). Students are required to be in their seats
for the address by our commencement speaker.
(Restrooms will be closed at this time.) Wandering
around the floor of the stadium and visiting with
friends and relatives in the stands, or along the side-
lines, is prohibited.

Cell phones are permitted, but out of courtesy for
other participants, students are asked to make
judicious use of phones and not use them during the
formal speaking portions of the ceremony.

It is particularly important that students respect their
fellow students and the faculty, administrators and
guests who have come to witness and participate in
the conferring of their degrees. For this reason
graduates are expected to return to their seats after
they walk and remain there until all students have
walked and the members of the stage party have
exited the stage. Please plan post-ceremony
activities accordingly.

Alcohol Policy

Alcohol is prohibited in Husky Stadium and the Lin-
ing Up areas. Students in possession of alcoholic bev-
erages in the Commencement lineup area or transport-
ing alcoholic beverages into the stadium will have the
beverage confiscated. Drunk or disorderly behavior
may result in legal citation or arrest. You are asked to
respect the dignity of the Commencement Ceremony
and comply with the provisions cited here.







Office of Ceremonies
6200 NE 74th St. Suite 010B
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 543-2592
commence@u.washington.edu
Conferring of Degrees

Note: only those receiving Doctoral degrees will
have their names announced.

Bachelor candidates will be seated beginning in
the third section of seats and extending to the
back of the field. The deans of each of your
respective schools will call the schools in the
order designated in the Commencement program.

When you hear your school called, please stand.
Remain standing until the dean has presented you
as a group to the President and instructed you to
be seated.

After all deans have presented their schools, you
will be asked to rise as a single group for the
conferring of degrees. Following this, candidates
seated north (left) and south (right) of the center
aisle, starting with the first row, march out to the
outside aisles and up to the stage under the
direction of the faculty marshals. There is a
photo card in the packet on your seat. Fill it out
and take it with you to hand to the photographers
before you go up to the stage.

Go across the stage. Accept your diploma
memento with your left hand and shake hands
with your right hand. Please be aware that your
picture will be taken as you receive your
memento.

Return to your seat via the center ramps and aisle
and sit down. Students are expected to remain in
their seats until the completion of the recessional.

Recessional

After all degrees have been conferred, the
graduating class rises for the singing of the school
song. Graduates are to remain standing at their
seats until all the members of the stage party
have left the stage and walked down the center
aisle to the back of the student seating section.

When the ceremonial (classical) music has ended
and pop music begins, you are dismissed. Family
and friends are welcome to join you outside the
stadium but they are not permitted on the field.
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