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University of Oregon commencement activities, including departmental ceremonies, will not be held as in-person events this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

photo: Diploma Cover and Flowers University Commencement Celebration & 

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Ceremony

Online Events

Saturday, June 20, 2020

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


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 – extended to May 10, 2020 
  • Summer – July 19, 2020
  • Fall – October 25, 2020

2020 Graduate Degree application deadlines:

  • Winter – January 17, 2020
  • Spring – April 10, 2020
  • Summer – July 3, 2020
  • Fall – TBD

2020 Graduate To-do List:

Create and upload your StageClip slide to be recognized during the department ceremony Grad Roll.

You will recieve an email with instructions from the university Commencement office and details will also be made available on the UO Commencement website.

The deadline for uploading your commencement photo/message to StageClip has been extended to June 4, 2020.

If you are experiencing failed log-ins or error messages, please email directly.

Tuesday, 6/2/2020 – the upload system has been experiencing some technical difficulties. The Commencement Office is working with StageClip to fix the problem. Please email the Coommencement Office at the above address and they will work with you to ensure that your photo and message get uploaded successfully so that you can be included in our department’s virtual commencement ceremony.

All Chemistry and Biochemistry graduates are asked to complete a SHORT exit interview survey by Friday, June 5, 2020 (deadline has been extended).

Click here to complete the survey.

The survey lets us know you plan to participate and asks for some post-graduate information including your mailing address so that we can send you a copy of the printed program.


Order your FREE diploma cover from the UO Duckstore

Register on the UO Commencement site by May 31st to receive your FREE Duck-themed celebration gift box

We want to celebrate YOU! Send us a favorite pic for our social media and photo roll at the bottom of this webpage! Email photos to

It doesn't have to be a "headshot" or professional photo – it can be a picture of you doing something you like – hiking, traveling, etc. 

Want a cap and gown for your StageClip?

Regalia can be ordered online through the UO DuckStore 

Ceremony Information:

The University of Oregon 2020 Commencement Celebration will be a Live webcast from 9:00–10:00 a.m. PDT on June 20, 2020. This will be followed by School and College/Department Ceremonies.

The link to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Commencement Ceremony will become available on the UO Commencement site at 10:30 a.m. PDT, after the university celebration.

In addition, 2020 graduates and their families are invited to participate in the 2021 in-person commencement celebration. More information, including a Grad Checklist is available at

image - 2020 Program Cover

Congratulations to our Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduates!

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  • Rachel Lutz

    Rachel Lutz, B.S. Biochemistry


  • Photo – Matthew Cerda

    Matthew Cerda, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Joseph Harman

    Joseph Harman, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Micah Donor

    Micah Donor, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Maria Anderson

    Maria Anderson, B.S. Chemistry

  • photo – Aileen Calletano

    Aileen Calletano, M.S. Chemistry

  • photo – Andrew Carpenter

    Andrew Carpenter, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Jake Olsen

    Jake Olsen, B.S. Chemistry & Math

  • photo – Justin Dressler

    Justin Dressler, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Dmitri Cordova

    Dmitri Cordova, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Kelly Wilson

    Kelly Wilson, Ph.D. Chemistry (& family!)

  • photo – Kira Egelhofer Ruegger

    Kira Egelhofer Ruegger, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Curtis Colwell

    Curtis Colwell, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Sabrina Miller

    Sabrina Miller, B.S. Biochemistry


    Photo – Auston Clemens

    Auston Clemens, M.S. Chemsitry


  • photo – Alexis Kiessling

    Alexis Kiessling, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Emma Mullen

    Emma Mullen, B.S. Biochemistry

  • photo – Erik Leonhardt

    Erik Leonhardt, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Peregrine Painter

    Peregrine Painter, B.S. Biochemistry

  • photo – Terri Lovell

    Terri Lovell, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Connor Balzer

    Connor Balzer, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Danielle Hamann

    Danielle Hamann, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Jacky Castaneda

    Jacky Castaneda, M.S. Chemistry

  • photo – Matthew Stevens

    Matthew Stevens, B.S. Biochemistry

  • photo – Makenna Pennel

    Makenna Pennel, B.S. Chemistry

  • photo – Ngoc-Minh Phan

    Ngoc-Minh Phan, Ph.D. Chemistry

  • photo – Jangaba Massaquoi

    Jangaba Massaquoi, M.S. Chemistry

  • photo – Dylan Bardgett

    Dylan Bardgett, B.S. Chemistry

  • photo – Patrick Connor

    Patrick Connor, B.S. Biochemistry

  • photo – Hussein Al-Zubieri

    Hussein Al-Zubieri, B.S. Biochemistry