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Jackson School Convocation: June 10, 2016

May 4, 2016

Event Information

The Jackson School Convocation will be held Friday, June 10th 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 11th, at Husky Stadium. For information on UW Commencement, go to the website at:



Important Information



Directions & Parking




Undergraduate and graduate students who completed their degrees in Autumn 2015 or Winter 2016, or who applied to graduate in Spring or Summer 2016, are eligible to participate in the ceremony.


Registering to participate in Convocation

Eligible undergraduate and graduate Jackson School students may register for convocation online at no later than May 27, 2016.


Important information for Convocation attendees

The Convocation ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Students should arrive early for check-in (we suggest you arrive by 6:15pm) and all attendees must be seated no later than 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 and welcome bag will be prepared for you. Be sure to pick it up when you check in at the registration desk.

If you register online for Convocation, we will 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:

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:

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 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 10) is SEPARATE from the University Commencement (June 11).  For more information on parking, cap-and-gown, etc., for June 11th, check the UW Commencement website.
Please allow an additional sufficient time for parking and walking to the event venue on June 11 — 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. A parking map is available for download here.


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.



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


Congratulations to all our Jackson School Graduates!