Activities and Ceremonies

Activities and Ceremonies

This year’s University Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, June 17, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. at Autzen Stadium.

The 147th University Commencement Ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of our graduates and includes administration and student speakers, a keynote address, and the conferral of degrees by school or college. Graduates do not cross the stage or receive diplomas during the University Commencement Ceremony. Guest tickets are not required, but graduates must RSVP to let us know they will be attending.

This year's school and college ceremonies will take place on both Sunday, June 16, and Monday, June 17. Refer to the full schedule of school and college ceremonies to find your date, time, and location.

Gra(n)d Entrance

Students will enter Autzen Stadium at the Mo Gate (just west of the South Gate) beginning at 7:30 a.m. and gather at the Moshofsky Plaza.

Graduates will be lined up by commencement staff and volunteers before they enter onto the field through the West Tunnel. This Gra(n)d Entrance will begin at 8:15 a.m.

Please note, in order to participate in the Gra(n)d Entrance, all graduates must wear regalia and be in line by 8:15 a.m. Because of space constraints, guests of graduates will not be allowed to enter the Mo Gate. Students will not be required to line up in a specific order. If students have a preference for who they enter the stadium with and sit next to please plan to line up together.

Guests should make their way into the stadium and can watch on the video board as their graduates enter the field, beginning at 8:15 a.m. 

University Commencement Ceremony

The University Commencement Ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of all of our graduates with a great deal of excitement, student and administration speakers, a keynote address, and the presentation of this year’s graduates. Graduates are encouraged to get creative and decorate their grad caps and regalia. Graduates planning to attend the University Commencement Ceremony are asked to RSVP.

Schools and Colleges

In addition to the University Commencement Ceremony, each school and college will be hosting ceremonies. Department and program faculty are present to individually recognize graduates as they cross the stage, receive their diploma cover, and "turn their tassel" to mark the transition from student to graduate. These ceremonies typically last around 90 minutes. Each school or college plans its own ceremony. Please contact your department directly if you have any specific questions regarding these ceremonies.

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GradFest and Alumni Events

In between ceremonies, join the campus community in celebrating commencement at the Erb Memorial Union (EMU). Graduates and their families can head to the EMU Green on Sunday, June 16, and Monday, June 17, to enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments. GradFest activities will include photo opportunities with the large green and yellow "O" and lawn games. The EMU also includes places to sit and relax and expanded food service venues.

Staff from the University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) will be onsite at the EMU to welcome our graduates and families to campus. All UOAA-specific information for 2024 graduates will all be on their Graduating Ducks page. On social media, the UO Alumni Association will use the hashtag #alwaysaduck.

All university museums and many classroom buildings will also be open for you to enjoy during commencement.