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Spring 2020 Commencement Information

General Information
Important Dates
Useful Websites

Commencement Photos

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

University Graduation Celebration (Main Ceremony):
The University Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 9:30am in the Matthew Knight Arena (commencement map).

The Department of Romance Languages Ceremony:
The RL ceremony will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 4:00pm at the Condon Hall East Lawn (between Condon and Chapman halls).  Tickets are not required, but get there early to get seat!


Important Dates:
April 6th – 9th: Grad Fair at the Duck Store
April 10th: Last day to apply for Graduate Degree (apply online)
April 26th: Last day to apply for Undergraduate Degree (apply via DuckWeb)
June 5th:  Last day of Classes for Spring Term (Final Exams: June  8th- 12th)

*Monday, June 15thCommencement!*
9:30am – UO Main Ceremony – Matthew Knight Arena.
4:00pm – Romance Languages Department Ceremony – Condon Hall East Lawn.


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


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  10, 2020

Undergraduate Students must apply via DuckWeb to graduate by Sunday April 26, 2020

Once you have registered via GradWeb or DuckWeb, your name will automatically be printed in the Spring 2020 commencement program.


Frequently Asked Questions for RL departmental ceremony 

When and where will RL’s ceremony take place?
June 15, 2020
4:00pm – 5:00pm (Light refreshments will be available following the ceremony.)
Condon Hall, East Lawn

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 Condon Hall, East Lawn at 3:30pm. The RL ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00pm.

I graduated in the Fall of 2019 or Winter of 2020.  Can I come to the Spring ceremony?
Yes!  Graduating majors from Fall 2019, Winter, 2020, and Spring 2020 are encouraged to attend the Spring ceremony. A printed program with the names of all graduating majors from the previously mentioned terms will be available.  In addition to your name appearing in the program, your name and major will be announced as you walk across the stage..

I’m not graduating until Summer or Fall of 2020.  May I participate in the Spring ceremony?
Yes! Students who are graduating in the Summer or at the end of Fall 2020 are welcome to participate in the Spring ceremony. Your name and major will be announced as you walk across the stage.  Unfortunately, due to graduation application deadlines, we are not able to include the names of Summer or Fall 2020 graduates in the printed program.

How many guests can I bring to graduation?
All family members and friends are welcome to attend the RL 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-served basis at the RL departmental ceremony.  Please note, tickets are required to attend the main University ceremony.

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 2020 term is Friday, April 10th (Grad Students) and Sunday April 26th (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 6th – 9th) or purchase regalia online (UO Duck Store) starting on March 23rd.

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