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.

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.