University Commencement Ceremony

Monday, June 19, 2017

Grad Parade: 8:15 a.m.
Main Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.

Congratulations Graduating Ducks!

This day will mark an important milestone in your academic career. Your degree represents an incredible journey of academic dedication and scholastic accomplishment. 

We are proud to welcome you with a day of celebration and activities to recognize all you have accomplished.

Parking and Shuttles

Commencement day parking is available at Autzen Stadium with free shuttles to campus. Accessible parking is located on the main campus but space is limited.

Grad Parade

Grad Parade is one of our best traditions. Graduates and faculty will gather at the corner of 13th Avenue and University Street in front of Erb Memorial Union at 8:30 a.m. in regalia. This is where every graduate can shine as an individual as they parade down 13th Avenue to Matthew Knight Arena for the main event. We encourage graduates to have fun.

Guest Seating

Guest seating is limited and all graduates and guests must have a ticket to enter. Matthew Knight Arena will open at 7:30 a.m. for guest seating and all ticketed guests should be seated by 9:00 a.m. Guests will be able to enter the building through the north and east entrances.

The following items are not permitted in the arena: glass or aluminum containers, weapons, fireworks, laser pointers, explosives, munitions, or alcohol.



Due to limited capacity in Matthew Knight Arena, graduates will need to register to reserve a seat at the University Commencement Ceremony and tickets will be required for guests. Initial registration will begin April 10. Tickets are not required for department ceremonies.

Download the App

All the information on this website—and more— is available in the Be a Duck app. Download it to access a full event schedule, an interactive campus map, important campus contacts, and more. Simply download the app and search for the “commencement” guide. Explore before the big day!

Be a Duck App Commencement Guide