Congratulations, Graduates!

Welcome to Evans School Convocation 2022

Join the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance in celebrating the graduating Class of 2022 on Wednesday, June 8th at 1 p.m. (PDT).

REGISTRATION OPENS ON MAY 4 AND WILL CLOSE ON MAY 22 

Please read the following and access the registration form below. 

May 4 – 22 registration for the 2022 commencement ceremony will be open to all eligible students. If you have not submitted a grad application or degree request, please contact your advisor. 

For questions about Honors, please contact evansuw@uw.edu 

For ceremony-related questions, contact evansuw@uw.edu 

Convocation Speakers

Jodi Sandfort portrait
Dean Jodi Sandfort

Dr. Jodi Sandfort joined the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance as dean in January 2021. Her scholarly work focuses on improving the implementation of social policy, particularly those policies designed to support low-income children and their families.

Fawn Sharp

Fawn R. Sharp serves as the 23rd President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native tribal government organization in the country. President Sharp was elected on October 24, 2019, at NCAI’s 76th Annual Convention & Marketplace. Sharp is the third woman to hold the position of NCAI President. 

Student Speakers

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Ph.D. Graduate Speaker
TBD

Tracie Stevens
Executive MPA Graduate Speaker

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MPA Graduate Speaker
TBD

Ceremony Information

Fawn Sharp, NCAI President 

Fawn R. Sharp serves as the 23rd President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native tribal government organization in the country. President Sharp was elected on October 24, 2019, at NCAI’s 76th Annual Convention & Marketplace. Sharp is the third woman to hold the position of NCAI President. 

President Sharp is the current Vice President of the Quinault Indian Nation in Taholah, Washington, after being a five-term past-President. Her past positions included managing attorney and lead counsel; and staff attorney for the Quinault Indian Nation, administrative law judge for the Washington state Department of Revenue – Tax Appeals Division, Quinault Tribal Court Associate Judge, and Counsel for Phillips, Krause & Brown. 

Ms. Sharp has held numerous leadership positions, including an appointment by Governor Gary Locke to serve as Trustee for Grays Harbor College, Governor of the Washington State Bar Association, Trustee of Washington State Bar Association – Indian Law Section, Vice President and Founding Member for the National Intertribal Tax Alliance, and Director/Secretary of the Quinault Nation Enterprises Board. Fawn has conducted lectures and publications all over the United States. 

Ms. Sharp graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington at the age of 19. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington in 1995 and has subsequently received certificates from the National Judicial College at the University of Nevada, and from the International Human Rights Law at Oxford University. 

All graduates are required to wear a cap and gown, which may be purchased through the UW Registration/Order Form. ESO (Evans Student Organization) will be providing a limited number of caps and gowns for those with financial needs. 

For additional information or questions, please contact evansuw@uw.edu 

Entrance tickets are required for all guests. All tickets are complimentary and should be ordered by the graduate when completing the Evans Convocation Registration/Order Form.  

Certain sections of the stadium have been reserved for guests with special needs, student services will be following up with students who have already requested these services. 

  • Wheelchair seating – These sections accommodate guests using wheelchairs and an attendant. 
  • Mobility impaired (MI) seating – These seats are reserved for guests who may have difficulty climbing stairs or walking long distances. A limited number of guests may sit with the mobility impaired guest in this section. Please be considerate of your fellow guests when selecting these tickets. 
  • Assistive Listening Device (ALD) – ALDs will be available for those who need them. 

For additional information or questions, please contact evansuw@uw.edu 

Commencement photographs will be taken by Grad Images photographers as each graduate crosses the stage and shakes hands with the Dean. 

Each graduate will also be photographed as they approach and/or exit the stage. 

After graduation, graduates may order their graduation photographs online through the Grad Images website by entering their name, school and graduating year or by calling 800-261-2576. 

Driving Directions 

  • Driving Directions to Alaska Airlines Arena. This is the location for the commencement ceremony.  

Public Transportation 

You can plan your trip to Alaska Airlines Arena using public transportation within King, Pierce, or Snohomish counties using Metro’s Trip Planner. 

Plan your trip to Alaska Airlines Arena using the brand-new University of Washington Link light rail station from Sound Transit.

To view the Link light rail schedule, click here.