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UO Spring 2020 Commencement

Monday, June 15, 2020
Grad Parade: 8:45 a.m.
Main Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.
at the Matthew Knight Arena

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.

International Studies Spring 2020 Commencement  

Monday, June 15, 2020
Check-in: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
at the EMU Amphitheater

Notes all INTL graduates should know before Commencement

Participation: All students who will have completed their INTL and UO requirements in either Summer 2020, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 are invited to participate in the Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies.

Students wishing to participate in commencement prior to their planned graduation term (e.g. Summer or Fall 2020) are required to complete the “Permission to Walk Form” with an academic advisor and have it authorized by the INTL Director of Undergraduate Studies by Monday of Week 7.

Students should apply for their degrees on Duckweb by choosing the term their requirements will be complete.

Location: EMU Amphitheater is located on East 13th Avenue & University Street. This is an outdoor venue, and guests are encouraged to bring sun and rain protection, depending on weather conditions that day.

Time: Guests may arrive and find seats beginning at 11 a.m. Graduating students are requested to assemble by the check-in tables beginning at 11:15 a.m. The ceremony begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. and typically lasts up to 90 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many guests can I invite/where can I get tickets? There is no limit to the number of guests you can invite to the INTL ceremony, and there are no tickets to be issued. Seating is first-come, first-serve. If you have a guest with accessibility needs or mobility issues, please contact the OCIAS office in 175 PLC or by calling 541-346-5051.

Can students participate in both the UO main ceremony and that for INTL? Yes! Students can participate in both ceremonies. The UO main ceremony is scheduled to end at 10:30 a.m., allowing students enough time to walk from the Matt Knight Arena to the EMU amphitheater and check-in at the INTL table.

Is regalia required? No, students do not have to purchase regalia, nor do they have to wear the traditional cap and gown to participate in our ceremony. However, the vast majority of students choose to do so.

I was given permission to walk; why am I not listed as a graduating senior in the program? The INTL commencement program lists all INTL students who will have completed their requirements between Summer 2019 and Spring 2020. Students who have permission to participate in our Spring commencement ceremony, and whose requirements will be completed during Summer 2020 or later, will be recognized individually as they walk across the stage to accept their diploma cover.

Does INTL offer a Summer Commencement Ceremony? The Department of International Studies does not hold a separate graduation ceremony during the summer. Any INTL major from the UO who will have completed their UO and INTL requirements between Summer 2019 and Spring 2020 can participate in the Spring 2020 ceremonies for the UO and INTL department.