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2024 Graduation Celebration

MSE Graduation Celebration 

Friday, June 7, 2024
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. PDT
Kane Hall 130, University of Washington

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is pleased to announce that our 2024 Graduation Celebration will be held in-person. To our graduates, congratulations from the UW MSE department! The faculty and staff are eager to celebrate with you.

The ceremony will last around 90 minutes.

When to arrive: Graduating students will begin checking in at 8:15 a.m., and doors will open for friends and family beginning at 8:30. This year, we will not be doing ticket sales – the space will be large enough to accommodate everyone and will be first-come-first-serve.

Attire: No formal dress code, but business casual is recommended. Students are not required to wear caps and gowns.

Preparing for the event

RSVP and Accommodations

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

The RSVP form will ask you to identify any accommodations that you OR ONE OF YOUR GUESTS might need (i.e. ramp to stage, closed captioning, interpreter, wheelchair accessibility, etc.) Please make sure to connect with your guests PRIOR to filling out the RSVP form to ensure we have adequate time to support all accommodation needs.

RSVP now


If you have a FERPA block on your account, meaning you have told the University that your name may not be shared in public spaces, such as websites and events like Graduation, and you would like your name included in the Graduation Program, please fill out the MSE Graduation FERPA Release Form to let us know. If you are unsure whether or not you have a FERPA block on your account, please email


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 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 or 206-543-7444. Students will have the option to purchase honors cords when ordering their graduation regalia.

UW Commencement Ceremony

On Saturday, June 8, 2024, Huskies from around the world will once again take the field at Husky Stadium to celebrate their accomplishments! More details can be found on the UW Commencement website.