Current Students

Graduation ceremonies

There are several graduation ceremonies at the culmination of our degree programs:


Program Event type Quarter held
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Pinning ceremony Winter
All Seattle nursing programs Convocation & Awards Ceremony Spring
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pinning ceremony Spring
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) – Autumn start Pinning ceremony Summer
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) – Spring start Pinning ceremony Spring

Pinning Ceremonies

To mark the end of a program, we are offering informal pinning ceremonies for our ABSN, BSN, and DNP programs. Details will be sent to students in the final quarter of their program.

Convocation & Awards Ceremony

Convocation is held annually in June.

Convocation information will be sent to the student e-mail listservs and posted on the nursing student website in April. Follow the posted instructions to RSVP to participate in the ceremony.

  • If you finish your program of study before spring quarter and want to participate in Convocation, complete our online survey to provide the best email address for future communication.

UW Commencement

The University-wide graduate ceremony is held on the second Saturday in June, the day following the UW School of Nursing Convocation & Awards ceremony.