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Commencement

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We are excited to celebrate Commencement 2020 with our graduating Physics class!

Saturday, June 20th, 2020 

Main Ceremony and Department Ceremonies, Zoom Schedules:
The main campus ceremony will be on Saturday, June 20, 9:00AM – 10:00AM. The main ceremony will be broadcast live and will play on the main commencement website.

Department ceremonies will be released concurrently at 10:30AM, after the main ceremony has concluded. The link to the page with all of those playlists will also be housed on the main commencement website, post main ceremony.

https://commencement.uoregon.edu/

Applying for your Degree

Undergraduate students apply on Duckweb. The deadline to apply for a Spring undergraduate degree is MAY 10, 2020

Graduate students apply on the Graduate School Website. The deadline to apply for a Spring graduate degree is April 10th.

Be sure to apply for the term in which you will actually finish your degree. Degree application information can be found on the Registrar’s Office website here.

Spring Commencement Participation Information

COMMENCEMENT SURVEY REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION IN CEREMONY.

All of our graduates are asked to complete a short exit survey that lets us know if you plan to walk in the department ceremony and includes a few questions about your post graduation plans: Spring 2020 Commencement Survey.

 

Letter from our organizers:

Dear students,

I hope this email finds you all healthy and doing well. I’m writing to give you an update on our commencement plans. We will be offering two opportunities for the class of 2020 to celebrate your accomplishments with friends and family—one this spring and another at our in-person celebration next year.

First, we will be holding a virtual ceremony on June 20, 2020. We have exciting things planned for this live event and we sincerely hope you will tune in and celebrate with each other and your families. We want to make that day extra special so we’re putting together a celebration box full of surprises to be mailed to eligible students who register. Please see the commencement website for details.

Our live webcast will be followed by the release of pre-recorded recognition of graduates in each school and college. You will have an opportunity to personalize your individual recognition by adding a photo, message, and short video. Individual schools and colleges may also be hosting additional live-streamed events. A complete schedule will be listed on the commencement website in the coming weeks.

We’re excited to celebrate with you in June, but we also recognize that a virtual celebration is not how you pictured closing out your time at the University of Oregon. Many of you and your families have reached out with feedback and ideas, and we’ve carefully considered your input as well the uncertainty of what it will take to reduce health and safety risks in the future. With that in mind, we are thrilled to invite you and your families to our in-person commencement celebration in June 2021.

While this is a year away, the time will allow us to plan and prepare for our biggest and best commencement yet and for you to make plans to attend. We will be recognizing the class of 2020 and 2021 that day and join together in our largest graduation celebration ever. We have some fun ideas in the works and promise to make that day meaningful.

You have so much to celebrate. Your accomplishments and work along this journey have led you to this outstanding achievement. I am deeply proud of each of you—for your strength during this difficult time, for your resilience to push forward, and for the community you share with each other. While I know a virtual ceremony cannot replace our in-person spring commencement right now, I sincerely hope each of you will take part and plan to be back with us next year in person. We are a family of Ducks, and we flock together.

You can find more details on our commencement website including information on how to order regalia, personalize your individual recognition and participation in this year’s virtual ceremony and many other details. Our contact information is on that page should you have questions.

 

More Information:

Student Regalia:
We will be encouraging students to get their regalia through the UO Duck Store online; there is free shipping on all graduation orders, the commencement fee is waived for all graduates and each graduate will receive their diploma cover free of charge. If a graduate only wants their diploma cover, they will still need to order it through the Duck Store online in order to receive it. All items will be shipped directly to the graduate. *one free diploma cover per graduate

Graduate Slides and Information Collection:
Student Life will be communicating to all eligible graduates, at all degree levels, centrally. Students will be sent an email to their @uoregon.edu email address with all of the information they will need to know in order to participate in this year’s virtual commencement. We will share this email with all coordinators as soon as it is available.

Every eligible graduate will have the option to create a personalized slide that they can download and share, regardless of which type of ceremony the department is hosting. This includes a photo, written message, a short video, upload their name pronunciation name, and two snapchat filters (that are optional). Students who do not choose to do this will still be listed in the grad roll, but with just a slide of their name and degree.  Students who wish to opt out entirely can do so by emailing commencement@uoregon.edu.

Main Ceremony and Department Ceremonies, Zoom Schedules:
The main campus ceremony will be on Saturday, June 20, 9:00AM – 10:00AM. The main ceremony will be broadcast live and will play on the main commencement website.

Department ceremonies will be released concurrently at 10:30AM, after the main ceremony has concluded. The link to the page with all of those playlists will also be housed on the main commencement website, post main ceremony.

Physics specific Zoom Ceremony and Reception:  You and your friends and family are invited to come celebrate in a more personalized setting in our own virtual Zoom room, which will most likely begin after a short intermission at 1:00pm.  Updates will be posted soon.

Programs:
All programs will be posted to the main commencement website as PDF’s for graduates and families to view and download.

Accessibility Requests: Please email tiffany@uoregon.edu for any accessibility requests

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who may walk in the Department of Physics ceremony? Undergraduate physics majors and graduate students who graduated Fall 2019, Winter 2020, or who applied to graduate Spring 2020, or who WILL graduate Summer 2020.
  • Whose name is listed in the department commencement program? Students who apply to graduate Spring 2020, Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 graduates, and students who are graduating Summer 2020 and notify us that they plan to attend the ceremony on June 20th. Summer graduates who don’t notify the department will not be listed in the program.

How do I notify the department that I plan to participate in the ceremony on June 20th? For planning purposes, the department needs to know how many students will be walking in the ceremony. All graduates are required to complete the Spring 2020 Commencement Survey to let us know if they plan to walk in the department ceremony.