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Evening MBA Graduation

This page contains information about graduation for the 2022-2023 academic year. We will be updating this page in the coming weeks as we finalize our plans.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for your degree requirements and general information on applying for graduation.

Graduation Survey

To be announced.

Graduation Application

The online graduation application is available on the first day of each quarter. Please apply by the deadline posted on the main page of the application portal for the quarter you wish to graduate. Students must apply for graduation in order to graduate.

  • Students must be enrolled in classes during the quarter they plan to graduate.
  • On the graduate application form, specify “non-thesis” in response to the question about a “thesis” or “non-thesis” program.
  • The online graduation application provides an automatic degree audit of your transcript regarding the UW Graduate School requirements for graduation.
  • Once you apply for graduation, the MBA Program Office conducts an MBA degree audit, after which you will receive an email that details specific classes and requirements that you must complete to graduate with an MBA degree.

Questions about degree requirements? Contact [email protected].

Graduation Ceremonies

You have the opportunity to participate in two events:

  1. The Foster School of Business Celebration for Full-Time and Evening MBA students is scheduled for 6:00PM on Friday, June 9th, 2023, in the UW Quad*. The ceremony will be streamed, via Foster Live. The live feed will begin 15 minutes prior to the ceremony.

We will be hosting a reception, prior to the ceremony, for students and their guests to enjoy light refreshments. The reception will be from 4:00 – 5:45PM in Paccar Hall.

  1. The UW Graduation Ceremony will be held in the afternoon of Saturday, June 10th, 2023. Refer to the UW Commencement website for details on participating in that celebration.

*Please note that the UW Quad is an outdoor venue. Please choose attire appropriate for all weather conditions.

Academic Attire

You will be required to wear academic attire (MBA gown, Master’s hood in UW colors with royal blue for Foster, cap, and a black tassel) during the celebration. You can purchase your attire via the University website.

2023 MBA Graduate Keynote Speaker

This year’s Full-time and Evening MBA Graduation Speaker is Amy Humphreys. With 30 years of operating experience, Amy Humphreys has held leadership roles as a C-Level executive, specifically CEO, CFO and President, in vertically integrated food manufacturing and distribution companies across multiple industries.  With revenues between $0.5 billion to $2.6 billion, these companies spanned various industries such as seafood, dairy and petroleum distribution.  Ms. Humphreys has focused her operating leadership around high performance, responsible and sustainable resource management, profitable growth, value expansion, and business model transformation.

In her more recent operating roles, Ms. Humphreys served as President/CEO of Bristol Bay Seafood Investments (subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation); Chief Financial Officer of Darigold, a vertically integrated dairy product company; President/CEO of Icicle Seafoods, a vertically integrated seafood company; and President of Delta Western fuel distribution (subsidiary of Saltchuk Resources).

Ms. Humphreys currently serves as a board director for companies spanning diverse industry sectors.  These companies include:

Boise Cascade Company (Public NYSE), Independent Director 

Premera Blue Cross (Health Plan/Insurer), Board Chair

First Fruits Farms (private equity), Board Chair

American Seafoods Group (private equity), Director, Executive Committee

Joshua Green Corporation (private investment company), Independent Director

Blue Harvest Fisheries (private equity), Director, Executive Committee

Ms. Humphreys currently serves on the Economic Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Board, 12th District and recently completed her term on the Nominating Committee for CoBank Board of Directors.

Ms. Humphreys earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington Foster School of Business, a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from the University of Puget Sound and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of Washington.

Ms. Humphreys enjoys volunteering to support foster children and foster families through her work with Seattle Angels and formerly as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for King County.


Three or four months after you graduate your diploma will be sent to the permanent address on record in MyUW at the time of graduation. The name on the diploma will appear as it does on the MyUW Web site. To change your address or the spelling/appearance of your name on your diploma, refer to the information on the UW Registrar’s website. Should you need proof of graduation before your diploma is ready, a letter confirming your degree can be provided by the MBA Program Office once grades are posted.

Questions about the graduation ceremonies? Contact the MBA Program Office.