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Spring Commencement ~ Monday, June 17, 2019

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

2019 Undergraduate Degree application deadlines:

  • Winter – February 3, 2019
  • Spring – April 28, 2019
  • Summer – July 21, 2019
  • Fall – TBD

2019 Graduate Degree application deadlines:

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

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to participate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry spring commencement ceremony.

Spring Commencement Participation Information

Monday, June 17, 2019, time TBD in the Willamette Hall Atrium. 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.

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. Survey will be available spring 2019.

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 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 17, 2019, time TBD  – Grad Parade line up
Monday, June 17, 2019, time TBD – University Ceremony
Tickets are Required for University Commencement Ceremony. Due to limited capacity, tickets will be required for guests attending the university ceremony. Information regarding claiming tickets will be sent to students’ “” e-mails and will be posted on the commencement website closer to the ceremony date. Visit for full details.

UO Alumni Association Events

Senior Send-Off  Date, Time and Location TBD
Root beer floats in a commemorative pint glass and giveaways from UOAA partners.

Alumni InDUCKtion Date, Time and 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 Date, Time and 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 – see 3 Benefits of GradImages’ Pre-registration

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 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 3, 2019. Any requests made after that date may not be able to be accommodated.


Congratulations to our Chemistry

and Biochemistry Graduates!