Photo of graduates in cap and gown

EECS Graduation Celebration
Friday, June 16, 2017
Ceremony starts at 3:30 p.m.
LaSells Stewart Center (map)

There is no charge for parking, but do not park in metered/reserved spaces or lots marked BR/CR.


  • The event is just for Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering graduates. This is a free event.
  • You can choose to participate in the university-wide commencement, the EECS graduation celebration, or both!
  • Students who have graduated or will be graduating in Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, or Fall 2017 are welcome to participate.
  • The College of Engineering is requiring students who participate in the graduation celebration to fill out an exit survey. After filling out the survey, you will receive a code with which you register for the EECS graduation celebration. Even if you are unable to participate in the EECS Graduation Celebration, please complete the survey. (Update 4/25/2017: the survey is ready to go and you can register now!)
  • EECS Graduation Celebration registration will close May 31, 2017.
  • This is a cap and gown ceremony. Graduation caps and robes can be purchased from the Beaver Store (after April 20), or you can borrow one from a friend, get one on Amazon, etc. Be sure to order an orange tassel! Graduate students must also purchase a hood.
  • No diplomas are awarded.
  • Students participating in the EECS Graduation Celebration must check-in at the LaSells Stewart Center on Friday, June 16 between 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Students who do not check in by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16 will not be allowed to participate in the event.

  • Please contact us in advance should you need any special accommodations.


  • Tickets are not required and the ceremony takes place indoors.
  • Guest seating is given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests should plan to arrive well in advance of the event as they will need to line up (rain or shine) outside the LaSells Stewart Center. Doors to the venue will open about 3:15 p.m.
  • Dress code is business casual.
  • The forecast is cooler with rain possible. Wear your rain coat and comfortable shoes.
  • Please contact us in advance should you need any special accommodations.
  • A short reception will follow the EECS Graduation Celebration on the lawn adjacent to the LaSells Stewart Center. Please join our faculty and staff to celebrate your student!

Watch the event live streamed at 3:30 PDT on Friday, June 16 at

International Guests:

  • The Office of the Registrar can provide a Commencement Visa Letter to international students participating in the Commencement ceremony, in order for those students and/or their family members to obtain visas from their country's US Embassy. The Commencement Visa Letter verifies the student's graduation status, ceremony date and attendance information, and a list of invited family members.