2021 Commencement

The 2020-2021 UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Commencement will be held virtually at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, June 11, 2021. It will be live at that time on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KQe8JTzXtDw.

If you would like a copy of the 2021 SEFS Commencement program, you may download it here: 2021 Graduation Program. The 2021 SEFS graduates will each receive a commemorative pen that will be sent to their addresses on file after the commencement ceremony.

Learn more about UW’s commencement here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I sign up for graduation?
    • Students can sign up for graduation by contacting their departmental advisor up to 3 quarters before their intended graduation. The absolute latest time to sign up is the 3rd week of the intended graduation quarter.
    • Once you sign up to graduate, you receive graduating senior priority registration for 2 quarters.
  • When is the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences’ graduation celebration?
    • June 11, 2021 at 10 a.m.
  • Where is the SEFS graduation celebration typically held?
  • Do I need to RSVP?
  • Who can participate?
    • All students who graduated in the autumn, winter, spring and summer quarters of the current academic year may participate.
  • How will friends and family members know where to go?
  • Do I need a cap and gown?
    • No.
  • What is the program like?
    • The formal program typically consists of an invited keynote speaker, the College of the Environment Dean, two student speakers chosen by graduating students, and naming of the graduates, all hosted by our SEFS Director.
  • Will my name be read during the program?
    • Yes, SEFS Faculty members will read the names of each graduate.

Post-Graduation Information

  • Did I graduate?
    • To check, look at your unofficial transcript to see your degree posted at the end. Please remember that grades need to be officially posted and all audits must be verified, so it can take a while for your degree to appear on your transcript.
  • Diplomas are mailed to students’ mailing address (check MyUW) two to three months after graduation.
    • Certified Electronic Diplomas (CeDiplomas) are also offered for an additional charge.
  • Can I change the name on my diploma?
    • See this link for the UW’s Name Change Policy.
  • Access to email and other services usually expires after non-enrollment for two consecutive quarters (excluding summer).
    • UW emails can be set up to forward to a personal email address before service termination.
    • UW Technology will send notifications when access to certain IT services expire.
  • UW Alumni Association

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