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Chemistry and Biochemistry Commencement Ceremony

Monday, June 15, 2020

– time and location TBD

All Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 graduates are invited to participate!


Step 1:

Degree Application Deadlines

The first step to graduating with your Chemistry or Biochemistry degree is to apply for your degree online. Undergraduate students apply on Duck Web and graduate students apply on the Graduate School Website

2020 Undergraduate Degree application deadlines:

  • Winter – February 5, 2020
  • Spring – April 26, 2020
  • Summer – July 19, 2020
  • Fall – October 25, 2020

2020 Graduate Degree application deadlines:

  • Winter – TBD
  • Spring – TBD
  • Summer – TBD
  • Fall – TBD

Step 2:


All of our graduates are asked to complete a short exit interview survey that lets us know whether you plan to walk in the department ceremony and includes a few questions about your post graduate plans. The survey will become available in late March 2020.


Monday, June 15, 2020 time and location TBD. The Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty and staff invite graduates and their guests to attend the department’s graduation ceremony and reception. Tickets are not required for the department ceremony. Graduates may bring as many guests as they wish.

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.

Graduates will gather prior to the ceremony on graduation day – time and location TBD. You will be given instructions and handouts for the ceremony and photographer.

ADDITIONAL COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION: will have details  about the Grad Parade & University Ceremony when they become available will have details about Senior Send-off and othr UO alumni events when they become available

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

GRAD FAIRdates and times TBD
Grad Fair at the Duck Store offers an opportunity to 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 – see 3 Benefits of GradImages' Pre-registration

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 you or members of your family need disability-related accommodations for the ceremony, such as accessible seating/parking or sign language interpreters, please contact Leah O'Brien, (541) 346-4839 or, by Monday, June 1, 2020. Any requests made after that date may not be able to be accommodated.

Congratulations to our ChemistryCommencement

and Biochemistry Graduates!