University of Washington

Office of Academic Services

Thomson Hall Room 111


Jackson School Convocation


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The Jackson School Convocation will be held Thursday, June 12th at 7:00 pm at the HUB Ballroom.

*This event is entirely separate from the UW Commencement ceremony, to be held on Saturday, June 14, at Husky Stadium. For information on UW Commencement, go to the website at:



Undergraduate and graduate students who completed their degrees in Autumn 2013 or Winter 2014, or who applied to graduate in Spring or Summer 2014, are eligible to participate in the ceremony.


Signing up for Convocation

Eligible undergraduate and graduate Jackson School students may register for convocation online at no later than May 28, 2014.


Important information for Convocation attendees

Convocation begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Graduating students should arrive early for check-in and must be in their seats by 6:45 p.m.

Student and Guest seating sections will be clearly marked with signs. Students will be seated together in the front rows. Guests are free to sit in any “Guest” section.

A name card will be prepared for you. Be sure to pick it up when you enter the HUB ballroom.

If you register online for Convocation, we assume that you plan to attend. If you must cancel, please contact Academic Services (543-6001 or as soon as possible, but no later than 12:00 pm on the day of Convocation. 



The same Cap & Gown suggested for the UW Commencement is also the suggested attire for the Jackson School Convocation. It can be purchased or rented here:

Masters students: If you choose to wear a cap and gown, a white Master's Hood is also suggested.



Your friends and family are welcome to use video cameras at the JSIS Ceremony and take photos as each graduate crosses the stage and shakes hands with the Director, but may not block aisles or view of the stage while doing so.

Want to share your Convocation photos on social media like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter? Just tag your photos with #JSISgrad


JSSA presents: Graduation Photo Booth

The Jackson School Student Association will be taking photos before and after the Convocation ceremony.



Three to four months after you graduate, your diploma will be sent to the permanent address on record in MyUW at the time of graduation. The name on the diploma will appear as it does on the MyUW Web site. To change your address or the spelling/appearance of your name on your diploma, refer to the information on the Office of the Registrar's website.


Directions and Parking information

REMEMBER: The JSIS Convocation Ceremony (June 12) is SEPARATE from the University Commencement (June 14).  For more information on parking, cap-and-gown, etc., for June 14th, check the UW Commencement website.
Please allow an additional 1/2 hour for parking and walking to the HUB on June 12 -- the campus can be very congested on evenings of graduation events. Graduating students must be seated by 6:45 pm.


Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations for a graduating student or guest, please identify in the appropriate place on the registration form or inform the Office of Academic Services when you register and specify the type of disability accommodation needed.



Office of Academic Services
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
111 Thomson Hall
(206) 543-6001

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Keep in Touch

Twitter and Instagram: @UWJSIS
Alumni updates and email: Visit to change your address/email and other updates.


Congratulations to all our Graduates! 




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African Studies Program
University of Washington
326 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Joel Ngugi / Chair
Associate Professor, School of Law

Mary Kay Gugerty/Adjunct Director
Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Affairs

Erin Murphy/Program Assistant
Autumn Quarter Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 9-12, or by appt.
206.616.0998 office
206.685.0668 fax

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