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Commencement

Spring 2017 Commencement Information

General Information
Important Dates
Useful Websites

FAQs
Commencement Photos

All graduating French, Italian, Romance Languages, & Spanish Majors

University Graduation Celebration (Main Ceremony):
The University Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 9:30am in the Matthew Knight Arena (commencement map).

The Department of Romance Languages Ceremony:
The RL Departmental graduation ceremony will be held on Monday, June 19th, 2016 at 4:00pm in the EMU Amphitheater (commencement map).  Tickets are not required.

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Important Dates:
April 10th-13th: Grad Fair at the Duck Store
April 14th: Last day to apply for Graduate Degree (apply online)
April 30th: Last day to apply for Undergraduate Degree (apply via DuckWeb)
June 9th:  Last day of Classes for Spring Term (Final Exams: June 12th-16th)
Monday, June 19thCommencement!
-UO Main Ceremony: 9:30am- Matthew Knight Arena.
-RL Dept. Ceremony: 4:00pm- EMU Amphitheater.

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Useful Links:
UO Commencement Info
Commencement Map
Parking & Shuttle Information
Duck Store Commencement Merchandise
Eugene Public Transit Information
How to get here

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Registration Deadlines:
All students planning on graduating in the Spring must apply to graduate by the appropriate deadline!

Graduate Students must apply online to graduate by Friday, April 14th

Undergraduate Students must apply via DuckWeb to graduate by Sunday April 30th

Once you have registered via GradWeb or DuckWeb, your name will automatically be printed in the Spring 2017 commencement program.

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Frequently Asked Questions for RL departmental ceremony (6/19/117, 4:00pm, EMU Amphitheater):

How do I register?  What time should I show up at the venue?
Registration for graduating major who wish to participate in the commencement ceremony takes place in the venue the day of the ceremony.  Graduates should plan to arrive a half hour early to ensure enough time to fill out a registration card and to join their fellow graduates in the line for the processional march.  Graduates should plan to arrive at the EMU amphitheater at 3:30pm. The RL ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00pm.

I’m not graduating until Summer or Fall of 2017.  May I participate in the Spring ceremony?
Students who have applied on time for graduation in Spring term will have their names printed in the commencement program and are welcome to attend the ceremony, where their names will be read aloud as they walk across the stage.  Students who are graduating in the Summer or at a later date are welcome to “walk” in the Spring ceremony and have their names read aloud as they walk across the stage; however, the names of Summer or Fall 2017 graduates will NOT appear in the program.

I graduated in the Fall of 2016 or Winter of 2017.  Can I come to the Spring ceremony?
Yes!  The printed commencement program will include the names of all graduating majors from the Fall 2016, Winter 2017, and Spring 2017 terms.  In addition to having your name printed in the program, your name will be announced as you walk across the stage on June 19th.

How many guests can I bring to graduation?
All family members and friends are welcome to attend the ceremony. There is no limit on the number of guests and tickets are not needed.  Guests will be allowed to sit on a first-come-first-serve basis at both the University ceremony and the RL departmental ceremony.  There will be plenty of seats available at both ceremonies.

What do I need to do for graduation?
Two things:
1) Apply for graduation in Duckweb.  The deadline to apply for graduation in the Spring 2016 term is Friday, April 14th (Grad Students) and Sunday April 30th (Undergraduate Students).
2) Purchase/Rent your regalia from the UO Duck Store.  You can shop for regalia at the UO Duck Store during the Grad Fair (April 10th-13th) or purchase regalia online (UO Duck Store) starting on April 10th.

I applied to graduate in DuckWeb.  Is there anything else I need to do to apply?
No!  Once you have applied to graduate in DuckWeb your name and information will automatically be included in the RL departmental ceremony program.  (However, you do need to order your graduation regalia . . . .)

I am graduating with a minor in SPAN/ITAL/FR, can I come to the RL ceremony?
Yes!  You are welcome to come the the RL ceremony if you have a minor in one of our three languages.  Only graduating majors will be participating in the ceremony itself.  Students with minors will NOT have their name included in the printed program, nor will they be allowed to walk across the stage.  However, you are invited to enjoy the graduation refreshments that will be on hand.

Past RL Commencement Photos

2016 RL Commencement Ceremony

 



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