Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

Graduation Information and Resources

Graduating with your Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies


Health Studies students commencement 2015Preparing for Graduation

We recommend you apply for graduation 3 quarters prior to your intended last quarter at UWB. You may graduate from the major any quarter but the formal ceremony is only held in Spring quarter (June). To apply for graduation please visit our scheduling page to book with a Health Studies advisor to go over your remaining degree requirements and fill out a graduation application. By applying for graduation you will receive priority registration in your last 2 quarters to ensure you have access to remaining degree requirements.

Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter graduates must submit a Graduation Application by the third Tuesday of the quarter in which they intend to graduate. Summer quarter graduates who plan to attend the June Commencement ceremony must meet the Spring Quarter application deadline.

University Diploma, Degree, & Graduation Application

Familiarize yourself with the Graduation website from the Office of the Registrar. It provides comprehensive information on the process and steps required to officially award your degree and also includes information on University honors, the diploma, degree validation, etc.

University Commencement

The University of Washington Bothell holds one commencement ceremony in June for all students graduating in that academic year. This includes students graduating in the Fall and Winter Quarters prior to Spring (June) and students who will graduate in Summer Quarter (August).

Use the University's Commencement website to learn everything you need to know and do to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. This includes:

  • A checklist
  • The date of the event
  • Instructions for signing up
  • Instructions for ordering and receiving your cap/gown,
  • Information on how to invite family from outside of the United States (which includes travel and lodging information)
  • And much more!

Degree Validation & the Paper Diploma

Approximately three weeks after final grades are posted, your degree will be awarded on your official University transcript (if you have submitted a Graduation Application). Employers, schools, and others can use the online form to verify completion of the degree.

The paper diploma from the University will be sent to your permanent address on file up to 4 months after the University Commencement.