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Foster School of Business Graduation Celebrations

Join family, friends, faculty members and classmates at Foster graduation celebrations, where the Foster School will honor undergraduate and graduate degree recipients. Find program-specific details for each graduation event below.

Foster celebrations are separate from the University of Washington Commencement Ceremony, which is on June 13, 2020 via live webcast. Revel in the moment and use your degree to make a difference in new business ventures and life.

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Undergraduate Graduation Celebration

Click here to watch the Foster Undergraduate Graduation Celebration live webcast on Sunday, June 7th at 1:00 pm PDT

Welcome graduates, families, and friends. This site is designed to share important information about the Undergraduate Graduation Celebration for the Foster School of Business.

The Foster Undergraduate Graduation Celebration live webcast will be held on Sunday, June 7th at 1:00 pm PDT. The URL to join the live webcast will be emailed to graduates, as well as posted on this website.

While we know nothing can fully replace the joy we feel when we are able to celebrate your accomplishments in-person, we are excited that we still get to celebrate you together via a virtual celebration.

How do I participate?
When you register on the Commencement website, please indicate if you plan to participate in the virtual Foster Undergraduate Graduation Celebration. You need to click this so that we know to include your photo and message in our virtual celebration and so that you get regular email updates from us as we approach the Celebration date. You can choose to participate in just the virtual UW Commencement, just the Foster Undergraduate Graduation Celebration, or both.

We are working with the Office of Ceremonies and utilizing the same virtual platform so that you will only have to upload your photo and optional message once. This enables the Foster School to access our graduate’s photos and messages as we customize our own virtual Celebration.

What will it be like?
The Foster School Undergraduate Graduation Celebration live webcast will be held on Sunday, June 7th at 1:00 pm. Following this live webcast, the full ceremony will be available online for up to a year. As with an in-person Celebration, you’ll hear from Dean Hodge, Associate Dean Sefcik, a student speaker, and your name will be read as you “cross” the virtual stage. Plus, we are including messages from Foster faculty and staff for this year’s graduates.

Can I invite family and friends to join the live webcast?
Absolutely! The live webcast on Sunday, June 7th at 1:00 pm will be accessible to the public. Graduates will receive the URL to access the live webcast closer to the Celebration date, and it will also be posted to this website. Please invite as many people as you would like to join the live webcast.

Will there be an in-person Celebration later?
Nothing can replace an in-person celebration, we know that. Unfortunately, we have to heed public health guidance and concerns regarding large gatherings (like our Celebration) being inadvisable at this time for 2020.

However, we hope you will mark your calendar to join us on June 6, 2021 for a combined 2020/2021 Foster Undergraduate Graduation Celebration. We understand it may not be possible for you to return to Seattle next June, but we hope you can join us to cross the stage in-person at the Alaska Airlines Arena.

Next steps

By May 24: Register for the virtual UW Commencement, just the Foster Undergraduate Graduation Celebration, or both here.

Please contact Andrea Pesola at [email protected] with any questions.

EMBA, GEMBA, HMBA, and TMMBA Graduation Ceremony

Click here to watch the Foster EMBA, GEMBA, HMBA, and TMMBA Graduation Celebration live webcast on Monday, June 8th at 6:00 pm PDT

Ceremony Information

The Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA, Hybrid MBA, and Technology Management MBA Graduation Ceremony will be held as a live virtual event on Monday, June 8th at 6:00 pm PDT. The URL to join the live event will be emailed to graduates, as well as posted on this website.

While we know nothing can fully replace the joy we feel when we are able to celebrate your accomplishments in-person, we are excited that we still get to celebrate you together via a virtual celebration.

More details to be posted soon.

Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, and PhD Graduation Celebration

The Foster School of Business Graduation Celebration for Full-time MBA, Evening MBA, and PhD students, is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, June 13, 2020.

  • The ceremony generally runs from 7-9 p.m.
  • The ceremony will be recorded and posted online for those of your friends and family members who cannot attend.
  • The Keynote Speaker for the MBA & PhD graduation ceremony will be announced during spring quarter 2020.

The UW Graduation Ceremony will be held the afternoon of Saturday, June 13, 2020 via live webcast. Refer to the UW Commencement website for details on participating in that celebration.

Academic Attire

You will be required to order and wear academic attire at the ceremony. If you have not already done so, please obtain this either via the University website or from a Foster Alumni. If you elect to obtain your attire through an alum, please notify Jenny Forbes in the MPO.

Graduation Tickets

The Foster School of Business Graduation Ceremony will require tickets for all guests to attend, including children. MBA Graduates do not require tickets, as they are part of the Ceremony.

More information about the number of tickets provided to each student will be provided closer to the ceremony date.

The MBAA will also set up a google spreadsheet that is not monitored by the MBA Program Office. You may use this spreadsheet, or any method available to you, to trade with a fellow student for additional tickets.

Family Visiting from Outside the US

UW International Student Services has provided these suggestions on inviting family members from outside the United States to celebrate your commencement.

Graduation Speaker

The Speaker for the Graduation Ceremony will be announced later this year.

MBA Graduation Reception

More information regarding the MBA Graduation Reception will be forthcoming.

MPAcc Auditing and MST Taxation Graduation Celebration

More information will be forthcoming regarding the 2020 Foster School of Business Graduation Celebration for Master of Professional Accounting MPAcc and Master of Science MST students.

For further information, contact:
Adam Shinn, [email protected], 206-616-4964

MSIS Graduation Celebration

To honor the achievements of the MSIS Class of 2020, the program will be holding an End of Year Celebration & Toast. This will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 3rd at 6 PM for MSIS students, faculty & staff.

Information regarding the 2020 UW Commencement: Celebrating Worldwide and the 2021 in-person Commencement Ceremony at Husky Stadium for all students, family, and friends can be found here.

For further information, contact the MSIS Program:
206-685-4461
[email protected]

MSCM and MSBA Graduation Convocation

Ceremony Information

To celebrate the accomplishments of the 2020 graduates of the MSCM and MSBA programs, we will be shifting our planned in-person celebration to two separate virtual celebrations. Please see below for details:

Virtual Celebrations, by program:
MSBA Class of 2020 Program Celebration – Wednesday, June 10, 5 – 6 pm
MSCM Class of 2020 Program Celebration – Wednesday, June 10, 6:30 – 7:30pm

The UW Commencement Exercises will take place on Saturday, June 13, 2020 via live webcast. Refer to the UW Commencement website for details on participating in the celebration.

Commencement Speaker

To be determined

Guest Information

We encourage family and friends to participate in celebrating our students through the virtual event! The program staff will provide students with a Zoom Registration Link, along with a invitation template in the coming weeks. If you have specific questions, please reach out to your student, or the program directly.

For further information, contact:
[email protected]
[email protected]

MS in Entrepreneurship Graduation Celebration

Celebration Information

The 2020 Foster School of Business Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Graduation Celebration will be held as a live virtual event on Tuesday, June 9 at 3:00 pm PDT. The URL to join the live event will be emailed to graduates.

While we know nothing can fully replace the joy we feel when we are able to celebrate your accomplishments in-person, we are excited that we still get to celebrate you together via a virtual celebration.

More details to be posted soon.

For further information, contact the MS ENTRE Program:
206-543-8466
[email protected]