Watch the 2018 UW Law Commencement Ceremony

Graduating students in the J.D., M.J., LL.M., and Ph.D. programs, along with their families, are invited to participate in the Dean's Graduation Open House and the 2019 UW Law Commencement Ceremony.

UW Law Open House

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

William H. Gates Hall, Terrace

UW Law will host a casual open-house to celebrate the Class of 2019. All graduates, and their families, are invited to attend. Grads are welcome to show their families around Gates Hall, to introduce them to their classmates, faculty, and staff, and enjoy light refreshments. This is a family-friendly event; however no childcare will be available. A photographer will be available to take family photos at the open house.

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium
200 University Street, Seattle WA 98101

ADA ACCESSIBILITY: Disability/wheelchair parking spaces adjacent to elevators in the Benaroya Hall parking garage are available to placard-holders on a first come/first served basis.


Commencement ceremony ticket distribution will begin the week of April 22.  There will be multiple controlled releases of tickets. Each eligible JD, MJ, LLM, and PhD candidate will initially receive up to six (6) tickets to the graduation ceremony in the first ticket distribution. Students should take only as many tickets as their confirmed guests require. A ticket is required for each individual seated in the audience (with the exception of infants and small children held on laps). All seating is general admission. Degree candidates do not need a ticket for themselves.

All candidates must complete a Graduate Employment Survey prior to picking up their ceremony tickets. Detailed information about these surveys will be posted in early April.


Graduates must order their cap and gown online from Oak Hill through the UW web site. The form will be available in early May 2019.

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