The Jackson School’s departmental graduation ceremony (Convocation) will be held Thursday, June 7th at 7:00 pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 5801 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle.
*This event is entirely separate from the UW Commencement ceremony, to be held on Saturday, June 9th, at Husky Stadium. For information on UW Commencement, go to the website at: http://www.washington.edu/graduation.
Important information for Convocation attendees
If you registered for Convocation, we will assume that you plan to attend. If you must cancel, please contact Academic Services (543-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible, but no later than 12:00 pm on the day of Convocation.
If you are a graduating student and need to register to attend the Jackson School’s Convocation event please do so via this form no later than May 18, 2018.
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 colours 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 Twitter? Just tag your photos with #JSISgrad
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 7) is SEPARATE from the University Commencement (June 9). For more information on parking, cap-and-gown, etc., for June 10, check the UW Commencement website.
Please allow an additional sufficient time for parking, walking, and (where necessary) using the shuttle bus to get to the event venue on June 8 — traffic can be very congested on evenings of graduation events. Graduating students must be seated by 6:45 p.m, but in order to legislate for registration, we recommend arriving by 6:15 p.m.
(1) Free parking at the Seattle Children’s Administrative Building at 6901 Sand Point Way NE with Shuttle transfer to and from the Center – enter the lot at NE 70th Street. The shuttles will depart from and arrive at the north end of the parking lot.
Shuttles from Children’s to the CSL will start at 5:30 pm. Return shuttles from the CSL to Children’s will start at 9 pm. There will be help with parking on the site. You will be at the Center within 20 minutes of arriving at the Children’s parking lot.
(2) Additional free parking available at the Center for Spiritual Living (with priority for guests with disabilities or mobility issues): enter from Sand Point Way southbound. This is a smaller lot, so it will fill up quickly.
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, let us know when you register online or inform the Office of Academic Services when you register and specify the type of disability accommodation needed.
FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Office of Academic Services
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
111 Thomson Hall
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Keep in Touch
Alumni updates and email: Visit http://jsis.washington.edu/alumni/updates/ to change your address/email and other updates.