Department of Economics Graduation Celebration


2020 Department of Economics Virtual
Graduation Celebration

June 11, 2020 | 4:00 PM | View the Celebration

A link to join the celebration will be posted on our website prior to 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 11. We recognize that graduates and guests will be watching from all over the globe, so the link will be available for a number of days following June 11.  Speakers will include our Department Chair and our 2020 Distinguished Alumnus, Ramanan Laxminarayan.  We will also hear from the Economics Undergraduate Board, and are excited to celebrate our PhD and Bachelors’ degree recipients. 

The UW and the Department of Economics are partnering with a vendor called MarchingOrder to create a website that will include slides of our graduates and videos of our speakers. In order to have a slide with your name on it in our department event, you must first complete UW’s 2020 Commencement registration/order form. (More information below)

A Graduation Celebration program will be posted on our department website and can be downloaded at your convenience. If you do not want your name printed in our event program, please email as soon as possible so that we can accommodate your request. 

We recognize that many of you are saddened that we cannot celebrate your accomplishment in person this year, and we share that disappointment with you.  However, we are excited to be able to celebrate you in our virtual Graduation Celebration and wish you success and happiness moving forward. 



The Department of Economics

The annual Department of Economics Graduation Celebration honors our graduating students, award recipients, and our Distinguished Alumnus. It is a wonderful time for students, faculty members, families and friends to celebrate the achievements of our graduates!

Who is eligible to participate?

Those who have graduated with a Major in Economics in Summer 2019. Autumn 2019, Winter 2020, and those who have submitted a Graduation Application for Spring 2020 and/or Summer 2020.

How to register

Students can register to attend the Economics Department Graduation Celebration via catalyst from May 4 – 24. An email will be sent to students eligible to register on May 4. Students wishing to participate in the UW Commencement Ceremony at Husky Stadium, must register at

For any students who want to be included in our celebration, you will need to:

 Deadlines for students wishing to participate in our department celebration:

  • May 19th – last day to fill out name pronunciation info in MarchingOrder to get name recorded
  • May 29th – last day to upload image for your Grad Moment slide in MarchingOrder

 If you fill out your MO form after these dates, you will not be able to have a slide in our ceremony.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our frequently asked questions about Graduation