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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:

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

Graduate Degree application deadlines:

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

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall 2017 graduates are welcome to participate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry spring commencement ceremony.

Spring Commencement Participation Information

4:00pm, Monday, June 19, 2017  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. 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 by May 1, 2017. 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 no later than 3:45pm on graduation day. You will be given instructions and handouts for the ceremony and photographer.

8:15am, Monday, June 19, 2017 – Grad Parade line up
9:30am, Monday, June 19, 2017 – 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 on Monday, April 10, 2017. Guest tickets are FREE but are limited. Visit for full details.

UO Alumni Association Events

Senior Send-Off Thursday, June 8, 2017 11:00am-2:00pm, EMU Amphitheater.
Root beer floats in a commemorative pint glass and giveaways from UOAA partners.

Alumni InDUCKtion Sunday, June 18, 2017  7:30–9:00pm, Ford Alumni Center Giustina Ballroom
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 April 10-13, 2017, 10:00am – 6:00pm at UO Annex, on Kincaid Street next to the Duck Store. 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 5, 2017. Any requests made after that date may not be able to be accommodated.


Congratulations to our Chemistry

and Biochemistry Graduates!