Graduation Celebration 2019

Congratulations Graduates!

View Graduation Photos


Watch Videos of Graduation Speakers

Christopher Kemp (PhD, Global Health)

Rogelio Riojas (MHA, 1977)

Yes! All students and faculty attending the SPH Graduation Celebration must RSVP.

The 2019 SPH Graduation Celebration ceremony will take place at the Hec Edmundson Pavilion (Alaska Airlines Arena) on June 16, 2019, with a School-wide reception immediately following in the Concourse.

Getting to the Hec Edmundson Pavilion:

Walking from Campus
Walk NE along Stevens Way, turn right on Snohomish Lane and go over the overpass. 
Walking Map (pdf)

Regular Metro Transit service
Metro routes 43, 44, 48, 65, 75 and 271 will provide service to or near Husky Stadium via their regular routes.  There may be schedule delays due to traffic.

Directions to Parking Lots

From 520

  • Take the Montlake Blvd, Univ of Wash Exit
  • Turn onto Northbound Montlake Blvd
  • Turn right onto Walla Walla Rd NE for E12, E19 parking
  • Turn right at NE 44th Pl for E1, E18 Parking

From I-5

  • Take Exit 169 and turn onto Eastbound NE 45th St
  • Continue straight and turn left onto NE 45th St at the bottom of the viaduct
  • Turn right on Mary Gates Memorial Dr NE
  • Turn right on NE Clark Rd
  • Proceed straight for E1, E18 parking

From Southbound Montlake Blvd

  • Proceed South on Montlake Blvd
  • Turn Left Onto NE Wahkiakum Rd
  • Turn left just before Husky ballpark for E1, E18 Parking

ADA Parking

From 520

  • Take the Montlake Blvd, Univ of Wash Exit
  • Turn onto Northbound Montlake Blvd
  • Turn right at the second light after crossing the Montlake Drawbridge
  • Lot E17 will be on your left

From I-5

  • Take Exit 169 and turn onto Eastbound NE 45th St
  • Turn right onto 15th Ave NE
  • Turn left onto NE Pacific St
  • Take the next left on NE Pacific Place
  • Continue straight through the intersection
  • Lot E17 will be on your left

Parking on Campus:

Students will need to pre-purchase parking permits ($14.00) from Office of Ceremonies for guests wishing to park on campus.  Day-of-event parking permits will be $15 cash only for both general and disability parking. 
See Parking Map

All students, faculty, staff, family and friends of the graduates are encouraged to join us.

Tickets are not required for this event.

For this year's celebration, at the request of students, wearing a cap and gown is recommended but not required. Information on ordering

These events will honor all graduates and soon-to-be graduates (those who graduate Autumn 2018 through Summer 2019), from bachelor to doctoral degrees.

No. UW Commencement is on Saturday, June 15th. Please view the UW Commencement website for more information.

Yes! At 1:30PM following the ceremony, cake and coffee will be provided at the reception. If you find that you're hungry before the reception, food will be available for purchase before and during the ceremony at the concessions stand closest to the main entrance on the SW side of the arena. All forms of payment are accepted. Food available for purchase will include: hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, nachos, assorted candy, coffee, Coke products, and bottled water.

Yes! Hec Edmundson Pavilion and Concourse are wheelchair accessible and we will have a seating area for those needing special assistance or accommodations.

Please contact Student and Academic Services at for further information. We are happy to help!