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Spring 2017 International Studies Commencement

UO Spring Commencement for Academic Year 2016-17 will be on Monday, June 19th.

The UO general commencement ceremony will be held at 9:00am on that day in the Matthew Knight Arena. Please click on the link above for information about the main ceremony, other UO ceremony times and locations, Grad Fest activities and location, and important information for guests, including parking shuttles.

INTL Ceremony Details

*Students (graduate, undergraduate) planning to participate in the INTL ceremony must check in at the check-in table (located by the new stairs leading down to the amphitheater)


Philippe Lazaro, M.A. – Fall 2016

Philippe Lazaro, M.A. 2016, begins work as a Marketing Specialist for Plant With Purpose, an NGO in San Diego whose purpose is to “transform the lives of the global poor.” Philippe graduated with a dual degree in International Studies and Nonprofit Management in fall 2016. His thesis is titled: “Institutionalized Child Care in Urban South Africa.” Philippe entered the International Studies M.A. program with a Promising Scholar Award, which afforded him 1 year of tuition-free graduate study, with a living stipend and health benefits. in 2015, he did an internship with


Dreamers, DACA and Ducks – Lunch Talk, April 14, 2017

This presentation will be the kick-off to the International Studies Spring 2017 Lunch Talk Series. International Studies Professor Kristin Yarris will speak about some of the challenges and barriers facing undocumented students and students from mixed-status families, as well as the resources available at UO and in the community to support these students, their families, and immigrant communities. The talk will take place in the Collaboration Center of the Knight Library from 11am to 12pm. Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to all, and we hope to see you there!