Honors Graduation Information – 2022

Honors' Celebration of Distinction (CoD)

Let’s CelebrateTogether!

Friday, June 10, 2022 in Kane Hall room 120, 1:00pm

Join this wonderful graduation ceremony for Huskies earning their bachelors degrees with Interdisciplinary or College Honors. We’re excited to congratulate our vibrant community of scholars and the friends and family who have helped to make it happen.

Event flow (times are approximate)

1-1:35 Speaking program

1:40-2:15 Graduate processional

2:20-3:30 Catered reception in Red Square

Please note: This is a private, invitation-only event. If you are graduating with Honors and did not RSVP or if 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 2021 and Summer 2022
  • Friends and family of graduating Honors Huskies
  • Distinguished Honors alumni and members of Honors faculty and advisory boards
  • Up to three special guests invited by any of the above celebrated community members

How do I order Honors cords?

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

How can I bring more guests?

Due to space constraints, we can offer four total spots first to each graduating Interdisciplinary/College Honors student and speakers. After our registration deadline, graduating Honors students will be contacted with instructions for requesting additional seats based on capacity.

Please do not bring extra guests without registering them for the event. We are unable to go beyond the Kane Hall room capacity. 

What time should we arrive?

Doors open at 12:30 and our ceremony begins at 1pm. If you must arrive late or leave early to attend another graduation event we will do our best to accommodate you with seating arrangements. 

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 are inspired to contribute, your gift to this fund will support this celebration and/or other community-building events and unique student opportunities!

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 and sometimes their cap & gown. As our reception will be held outdoors it is best to plan for inclement weather and to wear comfortable shoes in the style of your choosing. Stay tuned in case mask mandates change in days leading up to our event. 

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

We will contact guests within a week of our event with updated 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. It’s a busy time on campus! There are also several pay lots and limited street parking nearby.

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, this day is for you, too!

Many students pursuing Departmental Honors prefer to celebrate the distinction within their chosen majors rather than attend this ceremony. If you’re not sure, 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.