BE Graduation

Congratulations to graduating students in the College of Built Environments. CBE’s 2021 Virtual Graduation Celebration is scheduled for Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2pm PDT. Our live stream event will honor graduates from all departments and interdisciplinary programs within the college. All graduating students, family, and friends are welcome to view our virtual ceremony! Apply for Graduation and attend the 2021 CBE Virtual Graduation Celebration.

For those applying to graduate, there are three steps to keep in mind. The first step is required in order to be eligible to graduate, the second two steps are optional. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Apply for graduation through the UW Registrar’s office and through your department advisor.

To apply to graduate, talk to your departmental advisor and follow the steps listed here based on the degree you’re applying for. You must complete this process to complete your degree and have your name listed in the Commencement Program Booklet.

Apply to graduate by April 16 to have your name printed in the Commencement program (the printed booklet that has all the names of the grads).

Note: Students will receive information via their email with instructions about using a special web form to either select a “Commencement Program Name,” if desired, or request not to be listed in the Commencement Program. See more on the Eligibility page.

*Summer 2021 graduates’ names will be listed in the 2022 Commencement program. The program will be viewable in Flipbook format for graduates on Commencement Day.

You must apply for graduation before being eligible to participate in CBE’s Virtual Graduation or UW Commencement.

Step 2: RSVP to CBE Virtual Graduation Celebration by Tuesday, May 25th (optional)

Our CBE Virtual Graduation celebration is an opt-in opportunity. In order to RSVP to our virtual ceremony and to ensure your name is read and your degree is conferred during our ceremony, please fill out the RSVP form with your name, graduation information, upload a photo to be used in the ceremony (optional) and confirm your contact information.

RSVP For Graduation

Step 3: Register to attend UW Commencement 2021 (optional)

All members of the UW’s graduating class of 2021 are invited to join in the University of Washington’s 146 Annual Commencement Ceremony.

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Purple Carpet Pre-Show: 12:30 PM PST
Processional Begins: 1:30 PM PST

Information about the UW Commencement Ceremony is available online here.

Applying for your University of Washington Degree

Degree applications are coordinated by your individual departments and programs. If you have any questions about your degree please contact your departmental adviser. Please carefully review and respond to all graduation notifications.

Attending CBE's 2021 Virtual Graduation Celebration

Our virtual CBE graduation celebration live stream will debut on June 11 at 2pm PT. It will consist of an introduction and remarks by the dean, remarks from a guest speaker to the graduating class, and segments honoring students receiving degrees from each of our departments and doctoral programs and student, faculty, and staff awards. We hope you will join us for the reading of our graduate’s names, conferring of degrees, and celebrating this momentous occasion. Friends and family are invited to join this live stream event.

Friday, June 11, 2021

2:00 pm PDT

Virtual Webcast

This celebration is an opt-in opportunity. Those who do not RSVP will NOT be included in the reading of the names or conferring of degrees in this virtual celebration.

How many guests may I bring and do I need an access code?

You can share our live stream event with everyone! For this virtual event, you will not need a passcode to access and view our CBE Graduation Celebration. For access codes and information on how to view the UW Commencement ceremony- please visit the UW Commencement page here.

Am I eligible to walk at the CBE celebration?

Please contact your departmental adviser to confirm your graduation status. Remember to apply for graduation by April 16th, 2021. 

How do I walk in a virtual ceremony?

We will be asking students to submit personal images and videos for inclusion in our virtual ceremony to commemorate your conferring of degree “walk.” This will be presented as a slideshow of graduates as each department reads the names of their graduates and confers their degrees.

In order to participate in the virtual ceremony, please RSVP to CBE Virtual Graduation Celebration by Tuesday, May 26th by filling out this form.

Those who do not RSVP will not be included in the live stream ceremony.

What else do I need to do to prepare for the ceremony?

Additional CBE graduation Celebration information will be available here, as well as communicated out directly to you, as well as to your departments and advisers. You can email Meegan Amen ( at any time with questions.