Convocation FAQ

iSchool Convocation Information & FAQ

iSchool Convocation celebrates the 2017 class of graduating students receiving degrees in the Informatics, MLIS, MSIM and Ph.D. programs. A welcome address from Dean Harry Bruce will be followed by a procession and a reception that features refreshments, information about student organizations and a mingling of iSchool staff, faculty, students and families.

iSchool students graduating in autumn 2016, and winter, spring and summer 2017 are eligible to participate.

The ceremony will be broadcast live (link will be provided when available).

Q: When is iSchool Convocation?

A: iSchool Convocation will be held on Saturday, June 3, at 2:30 p.m., and will take place at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

Q: Are tickets required?

A: Guests of graduating students do not need tickets to enter the ceremony but the students themselves will need to register for the event.

Q: Where is the Convocation RSVP survey?

A: The Convocation RSVP survey will be emailed to all graduating students once it is available. Please note, it is locked down to UWNetID. If you have not applied to graduate, you will not be able to access the survey. If you have questions, please contact your academic advisor.

Q: I am not going to attend. Do I still need to fill out the Convocation survey?

A: Yes, please complete the survey as it helps with planning. Also, once you reply that you aren’t coming, we’ll stop sending you reminders about Convocation.

Q: What do I need to wear to Convocation?

A: Regalia (proper academic attire) is required to participate Convocation and can be ordered through the UW Commencement site

Q: I am not going to attend, but I still want to order a tassel (or other regalia) and I will need these materials shipped to me. What is the process for this?

A: The UW Bookstore sells tassels in many different colors. To order a tassel, please call the bookstore directly at 1-800-335-7323 and ask for the Husky Shop. Payment and shipping can be arranged through the bookstore.

Q: When do graduates need to arrive the day of Convocation?

A: We will send this information to all graduating students once it is available.

Q: When does Hec Edmundson Pavilion open the day of Convocation?

A: We will send this information to all graduating students once it is available.

Q: Where is Hec Edmundson Pavilion?

A: Hec Ed is located on Montlake Boulevard, just north of Husky Stadium.

Q: What if my guest or I need disability seating or access?

A: You will be able to indicate these needs in the Convocation survey. The survey will be sent to all graduating students once it is available.

Q: When is UW Commencement?

A: UW Commencement is a separate ceremony from iSchool Convocation. This year, it is Saturday, June 10, at Husky Stadium. You can find more information on the UW Commencement website.