Each year the Jackson School celebrates its graduating students with a Spring Convocation ceremony.

Jackson School Convocation Details

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
Location: Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom 211, UW Seattle
Time*:  8:00 am – 11:30 am

Watch the livestream video

*Notes on timing:
8:00 am – 8:15 am: students check in at registration table
8:45 am – all attendees must be seated
9:00 am – event begins


Jackson School Spring Convocation is our departmental graduation ceremony, honoring the achievement of our students. We invite all students who have graduated, applied to graduate, or will apply to graduate for the following quarters:

  •   Autumn 2023 
  •   Winter 2024 
  •   Spring 2024
  •   Summer 2024

Undergraduate* – apply to graduate in spring quarter by Friday, April 12, 2024.

Master’s* – submit your master’s degree request for spring quarter graduation by June 7, 2024.

Doctoral* – submit your dissertation to the graduate school for spring quarter graduation by June 7, 2024.

*NOTE: Only students who have applied to graduate by Friday, April 12 will have their names included in the UW Commencement Program. See the UW Commencement website for more information.

Please register by April 15 via the RSVP link emailed to Jackson School students if you would like to participate in 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: http://www.washington.edu/graduation/cap-gown/.

Master’s students: If you choose to wear a cap and gown, a white Master’s Hood is also suggested. Learn more about graduation colors here: http://www.washington.edu/graduation/graduation-colors/

Ph.D. students: For Doctor of Philosophy, the purple doctoral robes, tam, gold tassel, and Ph.D. hood should be worn. Doctoral attire can be purchased or rented here: http://www.washington.edu/graduation/cap-gown/.


Your friends and family are welcome to use video cameras at the Jackson School 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 X? Just tag your photos with #JSISgrad.


Three to four months after you graduate, your official 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.