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Spring Commencement ~ Monday, June 18, 2018

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

2018 Undergraduate Degree application deadlines:

  • Winter – February 4, 2018
  • Spring – April 29, 2018
  • Summer – TBD
  • Fall – TBD

2018 Graduate Degree application deadlines:

  • Winter – January 19, 2018
  • Spring – April 13, 2018
  • Summer – TBD
  • Fall – TBD

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall 2018 graduates are welcome to participate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry spring commencement ceremony.

Spring Commencement Participation Information

Monday, June 18, 2018 – time & 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.

We encourage everyone to participate! if you plan to do so, please register to walk in the department ceremony by filling out our online form which will be made avaliable in mid-March. Students will be contacted during spring term to request information needed to plan the ceremony.

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.

Graduates should gather in room 107 Klamath on graduation day – time TBD. You will be given instructions and handouts for the ceremony and photographer.

 Monday, June 18, 2018, time TBD – Grad Parade line up
 Monday, June 18, 2018, time TBD – University Ceremony
New in 2017: Tickets Required for University Commencement Ceremony
Due to limited capacity, graduates will need to register to reserve their seat at the University Commencement Ceremony and tickets will be required for guests. Registration for the event will begin – date TBD. Guest tickets are FREE but are limited. Visit for full details.

UO Alumni Association Events

Senior Send-Off  date & location,TBD
Root beer floats in a commemorative pint glass and giveaways from UOAA partners.

Alumni InDUCKtion date & location,TBD
Champagne and dessert reception with a toast from President Schill. Registration required – this event is free for graduating Ducks and their families, you must pre-register to attend.

Invitations, Regalia and Graduation Photos

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

GRAD FAIR dates & location,TBD
Grad Fair 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 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 you or members of your family need 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 4, 2018. Any requests made after that date may not be able to be accommodated.


Congratulations to our Chemistry

and Biochemistry Graduates!