Physician’s Oath and Hooding Ceremony


Date Friday, May 24, 2024
Doors Open 12:15pm PT
Procession Starts 1:00pm PT
Location Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Tickets All graduates will receive 7 tickets for guests. Children under the age of 2 do not require a ticket.
COVID-19 Vaccination/Masking Requirements Venue and local public health rules will guide what necessary COVID precautions guests and graduates must take. More information will be available closer to the event date.


About the Ceremony

The students graduating in 2024 are the 75th class to receive the degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Washington. The Physician’s Oath & Hooding Ceremony acknowledges the achievements of our medical students. Through the administration of the Hippocratic Oath or Physician’s Oath, the ceremony reminds the students of the high standards of performance and behavior to which each aspires and with which each is challenged as they enter upon professional careers as physicians.

Watch the Ceremony

The 2024 Physician’s Oath & Hooding Ceremony will be available to livestream. The livestream posted below will begin at 12:50pm PT on the day of the ceremony. You will need to click “play” on the video screen that is posted below in order to join the stream. If you would like to watch the video in full screen, you will need to click the “Watch on YouTube” button on in the bottom left of the video screen.

If you experience any technical challenges after 12:50pm PT, please make sure that you have pressed play, refresh your browser, and/or switch to a new browser (e.g. if you are using Firefox, switch to Google Chrome or Safari or vice versa).


Preparing for th​e Physician’s Oath & Hooding Ceremony​

University of Washington Commencement Ceremony

The University of Washington commencement ceremony will be held following the completion of spring quarter in June. Graduating M.D. students are welcome to participate in the event. All information and coordination for the event is done by the University’s Office of Ceremonies.