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UW ESS Graduation 2018 stage photo
UW ESS Graduating Students of 2018

On Saturday June 9th, 2018, 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 46 undergraduate students, out of a graduating class of 85. Receiving hoods were 9 out of a class of 12 Masters students, and 9 out of a class of 13 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 to the live audience, this ceremony was witnessed by 102 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 2018

Speakers for the 2018 Graduation Ceremony included UW ESS Chair Bruce Nelson, UW College of the Environment Dean Lisa Graumlich, and special guest speaker Dr Michael McGroeder (PhD UW-Geology 1988), currently Retired Research Geologist with the Exxon Corporation in Houston Texas. Student speakers include Dr. Shelley Chestler for the grad students, and undergrad Madeline Hille. The Graduate Student announcer was Ken Creager, and the undergraduate student announcer was Gerard Roe.
UW ESS Graduation 2018 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 2018 Graduation Ceremony can be viewed as a live stream (2 hours), or you can choose to download and save the 876MB mp4 video.

You can view the graduation video as an online stream here, or you can download the mp4 file here.
( .mp4, 876MB, 1 hour 50 min 53 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 2018

UW ESS PhD Students of 2018 Group Photo

Masters Students for 2018

UW ESS Masters Students of 2018 Group Photo

Undergraduate Students of 2018

UW ESS UnderGraduate Students of 2018 group photo

Hat Toss!

Hat-Toss of 2018