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Spring Commencement ~ Monday, June 19, 2017

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 – Sunday, October 23, 2017
  • Winter – February 5, 2017
  • Spring – April 30, 2017
  • Summer – July 23, 2017

Graduate Degree application deadlines:

  • Fall – Friday, October 7, 2017
  • Winter – January 20, 2017
  • Spring – April 14, 2017
  • Summer – TBD

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall 2016 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 4:00pm, Monday, June 19, 2017, in the Willamette Hall Atrium. 

CEREMONY SIGN-UP  REQUIRED – information and link will be made available in early April.

The department 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. Tickets are not required for the department ceremony. Graduates may bring as many guests as they wish.

We encourage graduates and their guests to also attend the University ceremony, 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.


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

~ Grad Fair ~ April 10-13, 2017, 10AM-6PM at UO Annex, on Kincaid Street next to the Duck Store. Get all of your graduation needs taken care of in one place and at the same time, and take advantage of special Grad Fair discounts and incentives!

GradImages will be providing commencement photography 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.

If special accommodations will be needed by you or your guests at the ceremony, please notify the Chemistry and Biochemistry department at (541) 346-4839.


Congratulations to our Chemistry

and Biochemistry Graduates!