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Congratulations Jackson School Class of 2023!

June 7, 2023

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Congratulations JSIS Class of 2023!

The JSIS convocation is going to be an exciting occasion for all of us to recognize your achievements.

Jackson School Convocation Details

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Time:  9:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom (2nd Floor) UW Seattle

Watch the ceremony via livestream


Arrival Time and Check-In Process:

  • Registration begins at 8:15 am. at the registration desk on the second floor of the HUB.
  • Please be seated by 8:45 am. You will be guided by our staff for seating arrangements and walking to and from the stage.

Name Cards and Instructions:

  • Collect your name card at the registration desk for the name reader.
  • Verify your name and pronunciation/phonetic spelling.
  • Keep your name card, and hand it to the designated announcer when you walk to the stage.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters:

  • ASL interpreters are provided near the stage for clear visibility.
  • If you or your guests require ASL interpretation, please inform us in advance. Contact information for requesting an ASL interpreter:


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

  •   Autumn 2022 
  •   Winter 2023 
  •   Spring 2023 

Applications must be submitted no later than the third Friday of the quarter you plan to graduate. You can also submit them up to 3 quarters before you plan to graduate. Once you apply, you are eligible for Graduating Senior Priority registration.

If you are graduating in the summer quarter but want to participate in the spring commencement before graduating will need to apply by the third Friday of that spring quarter.

Please go to the Academic Calendar for all of the graduation applications and Graduating Senior Priority registration deadlines. You will want to meet with your adviser to complete your application before the deadline days so it can be submitted on time.


  1. let us know if you intend to graduate this summer by emailing; and
  2. register for Convocation no later than May 12 if you would like to participate in the ceremony.

You will receive a formal invitation with a mandatory registration survey via email.


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:

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:

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:


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 you 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 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.

Directions and Parking

The JSIS Convocation Ceremony (June 10) is separate from the University Commencement. Campus parking might be unavailable on June 10, we recommend arriving by public transportation. 

Please allow sufficient additional time for parking and walking (where necessary) – traffic can be very congested on the day of graduation events. Graduating students must be seated by 8:45 am, but to legislate for registration, we recommend arriving by 8:15 am. For more information on parking, please visit UW Transportation Services

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, 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.

COVID-19 Update and Requirements

Currently, verification of vaccination status or proof of a recent negative test for COVID-19 is not required for entry into Husky Union Building. Wearing a mask is strongly recommended. Please stay home if you are sick or have symptoms of COVID-19. Please remember that people need to or choose to wear — or not wear — masks for a wide range of reasons. Thank you for respecting those needs and choices.

Requirements may change as we approach Commencement, so please check back frequently.

Contact Us

Office of Academic Services

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

111 Thomson Hall

(206) 543-6001 |

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Keep in Touch

Alumni updates and email: Visit the Jackson School Alumni webpage to keep up with the Jackson School. Visit the UW Alumni Association webpage to change your address/email and other updates.

Congratulations to all our Jackson School Graduates!