Each spring, the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences hosts a graduation ceremony and celebration. The 2020 commencement will be held virtually. SEFS will be doing this using Marching Order, an event program that allows us to showcase graduate and their accomplishments.

View and print the 2020 SEFS Graduation Program

Graduates: In order to have your information included in the ceremony, please see the following deadlines and links.

If you plan to attend the virtual SEFS commencement, please fill out this survey.

If you’d like your information included in the ceremony, please fill out the registration/order form here. After that, please fill out the Marching Order form.

Deadlines for students wishing to participate in your school or departmental ceremonies:

  • May 19 – last day to fill out name pronunciation info in MarchingOrder to get name recorded
  • May 29 – last day to upload image for their Grad Moment slide in MarchingOrder

If you fill out the forms after these dates, the names and information will not be included in the commencement ceremonies.

Learn more about UW’s commencement here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences’ graduation celebration?
    • June 11, 2020 at 10 a.m.
  • Where is the SEFS graduation celebration typically held?
    • In 2020, it will be online/virtual.
  • Do I need to RSVP?
    • Yes, take the graduation survey to RSVP for the graduation ceremony (instructions above).
  • 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, business casual dress is encouraged.
  • 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, via the Marching Order platform.

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