2016 Political Science Convocation and Graduation Celebration

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:00am
Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom (2nd floor)
Husky Union Building, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 - Google Map
Graduation caps with "W" on top of one of them
2016 Graduation

On Thursday, June 9th, the Political Science Department will celebrate the graduation of B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. students earning their degrees from Summer 2015 to Summer 2016. The Convocation and Graduation Celebration will include departmental awards, a student speech, and a speech by the recipient of the Department's Distinguished Alumni Award. Graduating students will cross the stage to receive a letter of congratulations from the Department Chair.

Advance registration by participating students, including reserving parking permits, begins in May. On June 9th the doors will open at 9:15am and the event will run from 10 to 11:30am. If you have questions, contact Political Science Advising at polsadvc@uw.edu or 206-543-1824.

Political Science Convocation 

Thursday, June 9th, 10-11:30 am
HUB Ballroom

If you graduated in summer 2015, fall 2015, winter 2016 or applied to graduate in spring 2016 or summer 2016 you are invited to attend the Political Science Department's Convocation to celebrate graduating students! The event includes departmental awards, a speech by an undergraduate, and a speech by the Department's Distinguished Alumni Award. Graduating students will cross the stage to receive a letter of congratulations from the Department Chair.

The senior exit survey and online Convocation sign-up will be open at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/meroy/298161 from Wednesday, May 4th, to Sunday, May 22nd (same dates as registration for Commencement). We'll send you a message with more details on May 4th.

Be the Undergraduate POL S Convocation Speaker! 

One of the highlights of the Political Science Department's graduation celebration is the undergraduate student speech. Giving this speech is a special opportunity to reflect with your fellow graduates on your experiences at UW and to share thoughts about your education. Political Science invites submissions from students who have graduated or will graduate from Summer 2015 through Summer 2016.

The deadline to submit your speech is Sunday, May 15th. Speeches are to be no more than 500 words (about 5 minutes to deliver) and must be written to appeal to a diverse audience of fellow students, family, and friends. There is no set theme, but the best speeches express your experiences and insights; the worst speeches string together cliches about graduation.

Go to https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/meroy/38264 for more details. The Political Science Department will choose the speaker and then will help the speaker to polish their speech and practice delivering it.

If you have questions about the convocation or the undergraduate speech, please contact Political Science Advising at polsadvc@uw.edu or 543-1824, or stop in to see us in SMI 215.

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