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2014 Graduation and Awards Convocation Information

Submitted by Meredith Laver on May 1, 2014 - 4:03pm

The upcoming Asian Languages and Literature Graduation and Awards Convocation for 2014 will be held at Kane Hall, Room 210 on Friday, June 13 at 4:00 p.m.

Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony and the estimated length is one hour. All students, parents and guests are invited to join Asian Languages and Literature faculty and staff at the reception immediately to follow in Kane Hall, Room 225 (Walker-Ames Room) at 5:00pm. Tickets are not necessary to attend the Convocation or Reception.

This year’s featured Guest Speaker is Eugene H. Lee (Blakemore Foundation).

Awards will be distributed during convocation to the following recipients:

  • Henry S. Tatsumi Award - Zachary Lim
  • Turrell V. Wylie Memorial Scholarship Award - Amruta Chandekar
  • Scott Swaner Memorial Book Award - Catherine Emily Shea
  • Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award - Sunao Fukunaga and Man Zhang

Graduation Convocation FAQs

Q: Where can my guests and I park on the UW campus?
A: Graduating students may pre-purchase discounted day parking passes for the event on a first-come, first-serve basis online. Please review the purchasing information and instructions on the UW Graduation website here:

Otherwise, information on where to buy Visitor and Guest Parking passes can be found on the UW Commuter Services website:

The closest campus parking garage to Kane Hall is the Underground Garage, located at 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St. Please allow ample time to arrive at the campus, park and assemble.

Q: Do we need tickets to attend the convocation?
A: No tickets are required. However, due to the room occupancy constraints, graduating students are only allowed to bring a maximum of 4 guests with them.

Q: Is there reserved seating?
A: No. Seating is open for this event. We recommend that your guests arrive early (doors open at 3:30pm) and enter together for the best seating. After the ceremony concludes, we encourage you to meet your guests outside at the Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 225) for the reception.

Q: What should I wear?
A: There is no formal dress code for the ceremony, so you and your guests are welcome to come dressed as you'd like. However, we recommend wearing business casual attire. You do not need to wear a cap and gown.

Q: Will there be any food or drinks served at the event?
A: There will be light refreshments available at the reception immediately to follow the ceremony in the Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 225) at 5:00pm.

Q. Will professional photographs be taken?
A: No, we unfortunately will not have a professional photographer.

Q. How can I request disability accommodations for the event?
A: The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: (206) 543-6450/V, (206) 543-6452/TTY, (206) 685-7264 (fax), or e-mail at dso@u.washington.ed.

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