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UW ESS Graduation 2017 stage photo UW ESS Graduating Students of 2017

On Saturday June 10th, 2017, over 400 people gathered in the HUB Lyceum on the University of Washington Campus to celebrate the UW Dept of Earth and Space Sciences annual Graduation Ceremony, hosted by Chair Bruce Nelson. Receiving diplomas were 48 undergraduate students, out of a graduating class of 70. Receiving hoods were 14 out of a class of 19 Masters students, and 4 out of a class of 7 PhD students. This is one of our larger graduating classes so we again held the ceremony in the HUB Lyceum auditorium with seating for 400, as our previous locations in Johnson Hall and Bagley Hall are not adequate. In addition, this ceremony was witnessed by 85 live videostreams to six countries around the world. A reception was held in the HUB Lobby outside the Lyceum following the ceremony.

Speakers for the Graduation Ceremony of 2017

Speakers for the 2017 Graduation Ceremony included UW College of the Environment Dean Lisa Graumlich, UW ESS Chair Bruce Nelson, and special guest speaker Dr Allison Till (PhD UW-Geology 1994), currently Emerita Research Geologist with the USGS in Anchorage and continuing her collaborations with academic and USGS colleagues. Student speakers include Dr. Elena Amador for the grad students, and undergrad Mary Alice Benson. The Graduate Student announcer was Ken Creager, and the undergraduate student announcer was Kate Huntington.
UW ESS Graduation 2017 Speakers photo

Free Downloads

As a special final (free!) service for our graduating students, the ESS department recorded a video of the ceremony and shot still photographs of each student receiving their diploma. The photographs can be viewed online via a web slideshow, and/or each photograph can be downloaded for high quality printing. (about 5 MB jpeg each).

Gallery of Graduation Photos

Slideshow of Graduation Photos

The Graduation Ceremony Program can be downloaded as a pdf and the Undergraduate Slideshow can be downloaded as a pdf too.

Pdf file of the Graduation Ceremony Program

Pdf file of the Undergraduate Photos shown during ceremony.

The video recording of the ESS 2017 Graduation Ceremony can be viewed as a live stream (1.5+ hours), or you can choose to download and save the almost 1.3GB mp4 video.

You can view the graduation video as an online stream here, or you can download the mp4 file here.
( .mp4, 1.3GB, 1 hour 33 min 34 sec ).
We recommend using an up-to-date Google "Chrome" web browser for viewing the stream and we recommend using VLC Player to view the downloadable .mp4 file.

UW ESS PhD Students for 2017

UW ESS PhD Students of 2017 Group Photo

Masters Students for 2017

UW ESS Masters Students of 2017 Group Photo

Undergraduate Students of 2017

UW ESS UnderGraduate Students of 2017 group photo

Hat Toss!

Hat-Toss of 2017