Save-the-Date: 2024 Allen School Graduation Celebration

The 2024 Allen School Graduation Celebration will be held on the evening of Friday June 7, 2024 at the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. More details will be posted here as they are available.

Allen School 2023 Graduation Video

The graduation video from Friday night June 9th, 2023 will be available in the coming weeks after it goes through editing. We will alert students when it's ready for you to share with friends and family.

Allen School 2023 Graduation Kudoboard

Families, friends and classmates of the 2023 graduating class 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. (See last year's Kudoboard for examples!)

2023 Graduation Celebration: Friday, June 9Graduation cap decorated with UW logo and the words 'Hello World'

The Allen School cordially invites family and friends to join us the evening of Friday, June 9 to honor the accomplishments of our 2023 graduates. Graduates and their guests are also 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 and staff.

More details for attendees are below; detailed registration instructions, information on how to purchase graduation stoles and swag, and relevant deadlines for participants are available on the Information for Participants page.

Participant Information & Registration

Allen School Open House for Graduates & Families

The Allen School invites 2023 graduates 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 9, between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

Formal Graduation Celebration

Classmates, family and friends are invited to join us in formally recognizing the members of the graduating class of 2023. 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, honor alumni who are using their Allen School education to change the world, and recognize our award recipients for their academic excellence, leadership and service. We are in awe of our soon-to-be-graduates and look forward to seeing you go out there and make the Allen School proud!

Note: This event will be live-streamed on the Allen School's YouTube page and a recording made publicly available for later viewing for the benefit of those who cannot join us in person.

UW Commencement

The UW is holding its 2023 commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 10. Details here.

Information for Event Attendees


Parking permits for a wide variety of campus lots may be purchased by graduates when they fill out the UW Registration/Order Form between May 3 and May 21. Permits are available for parking on Commencement Day, June 10, or for school, college and departmental ceremonies that take place on other days around Commencement, such as the Allen School's events on June 9. 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 the 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