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Graduation 2020

The highlight of every academic year is UW ECE’s Graduation ceremony, where we celebrate the years of extraordinarily hard work our students have put in as we look forward to their incredibly bright futures. We invite all family and friends of graduating students to join us for this exciting transitional moment from student to new or continuing professional, researcher, academic, and all other future endeavors!

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UW ECE Virtual Graduation Celebration 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our Virtual Graduation Celebration via Zoom! View our Graduation speeches from UW ECE professor and chair Eric Klavins, distinguished alum Booga Gilbertson, and warm wishes from UW ECE faculty and staff below!


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View the 2020 UW ECE Graduation program below!

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Prof Blake Hannaford

UW ECE Professor Blake Hannaford enjoys the Virtual Graduation viewing party! photo: Cynthia Ruggeiro

Come back for ECE Graduation 2021 (pending)!

We will also honor our 2020 graduates at the 2021 ECE Graduation Celebration (subject to change). Decorate your cap and walk the stage. We will keep 2020 graduates in the loop on our future plans. Make sure your post-graduation contact information is up-to-date by visiting the following link:

Thank you all for your hard work. We hope that you all are staying safe and healthy!

Graduation 2019

Photos & Video

Graduation 2018

Photos & Video

UW Commencement

Commencement is a separate event from the department’s graduation ceremony.

To get your cap and gown, you must register for UW Commencement. To arrange parking for your family for UW ECE’s Graduation ceremony, you must work with Transportation Services through the Commencement website.

Graduation Checklist

The UW Commencement website has an excellent checklist to use as you prepare for your graduation and a more detailed list for our international students that are graduating.

Attending UW ECE Graduation


Attire — Cap and gown (“regalia”) are strongly recommended; if you choose not to wear regalia, business attire (buttoned shirts, shoes, et cetera) is required.

Checking in — You will check-in at the Hec Ed loading dock starting at 6 p.m.  Once you have checked in, you cannot leave the venue!  Plan accordingly.

Families & Friends

Tickets — Are not required for UW ECE Graduation.

Photographs — Are welcome! We do ask that you remain in your seats and not approach the stage to take pictures, as we will have a professional photographer. The professional pictures will be available on the photographer’s website following the graduation ceremony.


Parking must be arranged via the UW Commencement website.

Other Venue Details

Disability Services — There will be volunteers/staff at the front doors who will provide directions and assist your guests with disability seating. Hec Ed is an arena, so there are plenty of wheelchair accessible seating areas.

Strollers — Guests should ask volunteers/staff for directions to the appropriate seating area.

Balloons — Balloons are not allowed in the venue.