The 2020 MES Hooding Ceremony will be on Friday, June 12

Event Details will be shared in Winter 2020


Regalia (Cap, Hood, and Gown)

The MES graduation regalia includes a cap, gown, hood, and tassel. Wearing graduation regalia is optional, for both the Hooding Ceremony and the Commencement ceremony, however, you should plan to have a hood for the event. Order graduation regalia and other graduation items (invitations, diploma holders, etc.) through the Evergreen Bookstore.

MES has some regalia (limited caps/gowns & hoods) that graduates can borrow for the day. If you would like to borrow regalia, email MES Program Assistant Trudy Rubick at Borrowed items are expected to be returned to the Lab 1 MES Office 3019 soon after graduation day.


An Evergreen photographer will be taking random photos to give a sense of the event, but not a visual accounting of each graduate. To be sure you have a personal photograph of this special occasion, please have a friend or family member available to take pictures of the graduate.

Graduation Requirements

To participate in the MES Hooding Ceremony and/or the Commencement Ceremony in June, you need to have completed 16 elective credits and be on track to complete the remaining 8 credits by December 31st, 2020. You do not need to have completed your thesis by Spring quarter to walk in the Commencement Ceremony in June, however, you must be on track to complete your thesis by December 31st, 2020 to walk.

You will not receive your diploma—and officially graduate—until you have completed all of your credit requirements and thesis. You can also opt to wait until you have completed all MES coursework and requirements to participate in Hooding and/or Commencement. If you have any questions about graduation and credit requirements please contact Andrea Martin, MES Assistant Director at:

To graduate and apply to graduate, submit the application and pay the $40 fee listed on the Apply to Graduate page.

To have your degree awarded in Spring or Summer 2020, apply to graduate.

Submitting your graduation application insures that your name will be printed in the Hooding and Commencement Ceremony programs, and you start the process of confirming your credits and awarding your degree. On the form you must specify which quarter you expect to complete your 72 credits for the MES degree.

Your diploma will be mailed to you once all of your final evaluations have been filed and your credits posted. This process could take several weeks, so please expect your diploma only after you have actually completed all graduation requirements, and they have been processed.