Honors Huskies Graduation

Honors' Celebration of Distinction (CoD)

Honors Husky Bryan Djunedi graduating in 2015, showing us how it's done!
Bryan Djunedi ’15 Graduation at the Husky Stadium

2023 Event Details & FAQs

Saturday, June 10, 2023
9:00-11:30 a.m.
HUB Lyceum


The Interdisciplinary Honors Program is delighted to host a fun and intimate graduation celebration for Huskies earning 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.

Event flow (times are approximate)

9-9:45 Standing breakfast reception/event check in

10-10:30 Speaking program

10:30-11:10 Graduate processional

11:10-11:15 Final remarks

11:15-11:30 Photos and hugs

NOTE: Registration has closed. Please email forcarey@uw.edu to request admission to this event. 

This is an invitation-only event. Graduates should register on behalf of your entire party by noon on May 12. You may include up to two guests and we will notify you of additional space once everyone has had the chance to RSVP. 

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 celebrating?

  • Students who’ve earned (or will have earned) their degree with Interdisciplinary or College Honors in any UW majors between Summer 2022 and Summer 2023
  • Friends and family of graduating Honors Huskies

How do I order Honors cords?

Honors cords are part of the regalia you may buy along with your cap & gown.* 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. 

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.

*For info on ordering cords, cap & gown, registration for other UW graduation ceremonies, etc. visit UW Commencement website or email ceremony@uw.edu.

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. All registered grads will be contacted with instructions for requesting additional seats once we’ve determined remaining capacity.

Please do not bring extra guests without registering them for the event. We are unable to admit guests above our venue capacity. 

What time should we arrive?

Light breakfast refreshments will be available from 9:00-9:45 a.m. and all guests should be seated in the Lyceum no later than 10:00 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 and we will do our best to incorporate your party. 

How much are tickets?

You must RSVP (see above) but you will not be charged for tickets. Costs not supported by our state budget are generously met by gifts to the Friends of Honors fund.  If 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.

Do my guests need proof of vaccination/test results/masks?

We will contact guests within a week of our event with updated health and safety requirements according to the most current policies of our community and venue. 

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. 

Should Departmental Honors students attend?

Departmental Honors students who feel connected into our core community are definitely 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 favorite Honors adviser or email forcarey@uw.edu to consider your options.

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.