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Spring Commencement ~ Monday, June 16, 2014

Step 1: Apply for your Degree

The first step to graduating with your Chemistry or Biochemistry degree is to apply for your degree online.

Undergraduate students apply on Duck Web
Graduate students apply on the Graduate School Website

Undergraduate Degree application deadlines:

  • Fall – October 27,2013
  • Winter – February 2, 2014
  • Spring – April 27, 2014
  • Summer – July 20, 2014

Graduate Degree application deadlines:

  • Fall – October 11, 2013
  • Winter – January 17, 2014
  • Spring – April 11, 2014
  • Summer – July 7, 2014

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall 2014 graduates are welcome to participate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry spring commencement ceremony.

Spring Commencement Participation Information

The chemistry and biochemistry faculty and staff invite graduates and their guests to attend the department’s graduation ceremony and reception at 3:00PM in the Willamette Hall Paul Olum Atrium.

Students will be contacted during spring term to request information needed to plan the ceremony. We encourage everyone to participate.

This ceremony is for both undergraduate and graduate majors. Graduating students will be individually recognized on stage as they receive their diploma. The ceremony will be approximately one and a half hours long, and a reception with refreshments will follow. [map]

Graduates should gather in room 107 Klamath Hall no later than 2:45 p.m.on graduation day. You will be given instructions and handouts for the ceremony and photographer.

We encourage graduates and their guests to also attend the University Graduation Celebration beginning with an academic parade to the Matthew Knight Arena at 9:00 a.m. Details regarding this celebration are available on the UO Commencement website.

Tickets are not required for either ceremony. Graduates may bring as many guests as they wish.

Invitations and regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) can be ordered from the University of Oregon Duck Store.

~ Grad Fair ~ April 7-10, 2014 at the UO Duck Store. Get all of your graduation needs taken care of in one place and at the same time!

GradImages will be providing commencement photograpy for the university, and will photograph our graduates at the department ceremony. Students can pre-register at

Important Parking Information

Graduates and their guests are strongly encouraged to take advantage of free parking at Autzen Stadium and the free shuttle service to reach campus – see Parking and Shuttle Information on the UO Commencement website. Guests should plan to arrive at the parking lot at least an hour before the start of any ceremony they wish to attend to ensure enough time to reach their ceremony site.

Congratulations to our Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduates!