CLASS OF 2024 Honors Huskies Graduation

IT’S OUR ANNUAL GRADUATION EVENT for Huskies who have earned their bachelor’s degrees with Interdisciplinary or College Honors. We’re excited to congratulate our vibrant community of scholars together with invited friends and family.

June 8, 9:30am, HUB Lyceum


Event flow (times are approximate)

9-9:30 Grad check in/guest arrivals

9:30-10 Speaking program

10-10:45 Graduate processional & final remarks

10:45-11:30 Light reception, photos, enthusiastic high-fives

This is an invitation-only event and REGISTRATION CLOSED ON MAY 12. If you are graduating with Interdisciplinary or College Honors and haven’t registered, email uwhonors@uw.edu and we will let you know if we can honor your late request. 

Please bring your Honors cord with you to our ceremony! When you check in for the event we’ll explain how to present your cord so that it may be officially conferred during the ceremony. See below on how to order an Honors cord.

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If you are graduating with Interdisciplinary or College Honors and did not receive an invitation or you have questions not answered on this page, please write to uwhonors@uw.edu with the subject “graduation” and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we honoring?

  • Students who have (or will have) earned their degree with Interdisciplinary or College Honors in any UW majors between Summer 2023 and Summer 2024
  • Friends and family of graduating Honors Huskies

How do I order my Honors cord and what color should I get?

Honors cords are part of the regalia you may buy along with your cap & gown. For info on ordering cords, cap & gown, registration for other UW graduation ceremonies, etc. visit UW Commencement website or email ceremony@uw.edu.

For those graduating with either Interdisciplinary Honors or Departmental Honors, your cord will be purple. If you have earned College Honors (both tracks) you may wear a purple and gold braided cord. 

What if I forget (or don’t want to buy) a cord?

We bring a limited supply of Honors cords that may be borrowed on a first-come basis. We recommend that each graduate come with their own personal cord (which you’ve earned)! Ask a member of the event staff if there is a cord to borrow and consider donating your cord to Honors’ loaner collection in the future if you’d like to make this service available to future grads. 

What if I want more than 2 guests?

Due to space constraints, each graduate may register for themself and two guests no later than May 12. You may request additional seats in the RSVP form and we will follow up on the week of May 13 to confirm the total # in your party. 

Please do not bring extra guests if they are not confirmed in our headcount. We are unable to admit guests above our venue capacity. 

What time should we arrive?

Doors open at 9 and all guests should be seated in the Lyceum no later than 9:30 a.m. If you must arrive late or leave early to attend another graduation event, please state that in your RSVP, along with other accommodation requests.

How much are tickets?

You must RSVP (see above) but there is no charge for tickets. This event is generously supported by gifts to the Friends of Honors fundIf you or your guests are inspired to contribute, your gifts will support the costs of next year’s graduation event.

What is the dress code?

There is no official dress code but most guests who are expecting to walk across the stage choose to wear semi-formal clothing (something like a garden party) and you are welcome to don your cap & gown.

Where is the best parking?

We encourage people to carpool, use public transit, and/or allow extra time for traffic issues or to find alternate parking. As UW’s commencement will occur later on the day of our event, please follow general advice for on or near campus parking. 

How do I request accommodations?

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.

Should Departmental Honors students attend?

Departmental Honors students who feel connected into our community are welcome to attend this event! If you have been active in Honors beyond your major department and want to celebrate with the faculty, staff, alumni, and fellow students who have helped you reach this day, just let us know before May 12.

Most students who haven’t participated in Interdisciplinary Honors requirements prefer to celebrate the distinction within their chosen majors rather than attend the IHP ceremony. If you’re not sure what’s best for you, contact your Honors advisers or email forcarey@uw.edu to consider your options.

Can I attend Honors Graduation if I haven’t completed all requirements?

Your invitation to this event does not guarantee that you have met all requirements to graduate with Honors. Please follow the instructions sent by Honors’ Academic Services to make sure you’re on track. If you are unable to complete the last requirements but want to participate in our ceremony, just email forcarey@uw.edu to discuss.