Each spring, the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences hosts a graduation ceremony and celebration. The 2021 commencement will be held virtually. More information will be posted closer to the commencement date.

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?
    • In 2021, it will be online/virtual.
  • Do I need to RSVP?
    • Yes, take the graduation survey to RSVP for the graduation ceremony. More information will be available soon.
  • 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?
    • We will send you the event link closer to the date.
  • Do I need a cap and gown?
    • No.
  • What is the program like?
    • The formal program typically consists of an invited 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

  • 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.
  • 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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