University Commencement Ceremony

Monday, June 19, 2017

Grad Parade: 9:00 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

Matthew Knight Arena will open at 7:30 a.m. for guest seating and all 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.



Tickets are not required for any of our commencement ceremonies in 2016. Graduates may bring as many guests as they wish. The University Commencement Ceremony in Matthew Knight Arena should conclude around 11:00 a.m.

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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

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