Information for Graduates & FamiliesGraduation cap decorated with UW logo and the words 'Hello World'

The Allen School is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting an in-person graduation celebration the evening of Friday, June 10, 2022 to honor the accomplishments of our graduates from 2020, 2021, and 2022. Additionally, graduates and their families are invited to join us for an open house earlier that day, where they will have a chance to explore the Allen Center and Gates Center and meet our faculty. Families, friends and classmates of all three graduating classes are also invited to post photos and messages to graduates on the Allen School's graduation Kudoboard, which will be displayed publicly during both celebration events. More details are below; see our Information for Participants page for additional information and registration instructions.

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Allen School Open House for Graduates & Families

The Allen School invites graduates from 2020, 2021, and 2022 and their families to join us on campus for an open house to kick off the graduation festivities. Meet our faculty and staff, explore our buildings, take commemorative school photos, and enjoy some light refreshments on Friday, June 10, 2022 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

Formal In-Person Graduation Celebration (Classes of 2020, 2021 & 2022)

  • Friday, June 10, 2022
  • 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm (tentative end time) PDT
  • Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion
  • Doors open at 5:00 pm; all graduates must be on the arena floor by 5:30 pm
  • Limited concessions will be open for guests to purchase food and beverages

Classmates, family and friends are invited to join us in formally recognizing the members of the graduating classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 — complete with the usual pomp and circumstance we’ve been missing the past two years! During the celebration, we will distribute souvenir diplomas to our bachelor’s and master’s graduates, conduct the traditional hooding ceremony to honor our Ph.D. graduates, and recognize our award recipients for their academic achievement, leadership and service. This event will also be live-streamed on the Allen School's YouTube page for the benefit of family and friends who cannot join us in person.

We are in awe of our graduates and how everyone has come together to overcome significant challenges and achieve this milestone. You all make the Allen School proud!

UW Commencement

The UW is holding an in-person commencement ceremony for 2022 graduates on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Details here.

For 2020 and 2021 graduates, the Return to Husky Stadium Graduation Celebration will be hosted on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Details here.

Information for Event Attendees

Public Health Guidance

All public health guidance will be followed for this event. As the COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing, visit the UW Novel Coronavirus information page for the latest updates and recommendations.


Parking permits for a wide variety of campus lots may be purchased by graduates when they fill out the UW Registration/Order Form. Permits are available for parking on Commencement Day, June 11, or for school, college and departmental ceremonies that take place on other days around Commencement, such as the Allen School's events on June 10. Disability parking is available on any day and can be selected by the graduates when they complete the registration/order form. For more information visit UW parking page.

Accommodation Requests

The Allen School is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. For disability accommodations, please contact Amber Cochran at as soon as possible and no later than Friday, May 26.


Questions about the Allen School celebration events can be directed to