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Commencement

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~ SPRING COMMENCEMENT ~
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in Willamette Hall Atrium

The Department of Physics’ faculty and staff invite graduates and their guests to attend the department’s graduation ceremony and reception in the Paul Olum Atrium in Willamette Hall. No tickets are required.

Applying for your Degree

Undergraduate students apply on Duckweb. The deadline to apply for a Spring undergraduate degree is April 30th.

Graduate students apply on the Graduate School Website. The deadline to apply for a Spring graduate degree is April 14th.

Be sure to apply for the term in which you will actually finish your degree.

Spring Commencement Participation Information

The ceremony is for both graduate and undergraduate physics majors (we hold a combined ceremony with the Earth Sciences Department). Graduating students will be individually recognized as they receive their diploma. The ceremony will be approximately an hour long, and a reception with refreshments will follow.

Graduates should plan to arrive between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. on graduation day. Please check in at the table at the main entrance to Willamette Hall on 13th Street.

If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony please notify the department by completing this short survey.

Announcements, Regalia & Graduation Photos

Announcements and regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) can be ordered from the UO Duck Store starting March 28th. Graduates are not required to wear a cap and gown but most do.

The UO Duck Store will hold a Grad Fair April 10-13th. Representatives will be present from many regalia, announcement, and photography companies to answer your questions and take care of all your graduation needs in one place.

GradImages will be providing commencement photography for the university, and will photograph our graduates at the department ceremony. Students can pre-register at www.gradimages.com. You will be contacted by GradImages after the ceremony with information on how to order photographs.

Guests & Parking

If graduates or guests will need accommodations please notify Jodi Myers at myers2@uoregon.edu or by phone at (541) 346-4787. Wheelchair seating will be available in the atrium. Please encourage guests to make their reservations for hotels early as local hotels fill quickly this time of year.

Parking on the UO main campus during commencement is strongly discouraged. Please encourage guests to arrive at Autzen Stadium at least an hour prior to the ceremony start time. Visit the main university commencement website for parking recommendations, shuttle information, and maps: commencement.uoregon.edu. Note: parking is provided for the day at Autzen Stadium with the campus accessible by shuttle every 15-20 minutes. Guests with limited mobility or who require accessible transport click here.

UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY & DUCK WALK

We encourage graduates and their guests to also attend the main University of Oregon commencement ceremony beginning with the “Duck Walk” to the Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, June 19th at 9:00 a.m. Details regarding this celebration can be found at: commencement.uoregon.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who may walk in the Department of Physics ceremony? Undergraduate physics majors and graduate students who graduated Fall 2016, Winter 2017, or who applied to graduate Spring 2017, or who WILL graduate Summer 2017.
  • Whose name is listed in the department commencement program? Students who apply to graduate Spring 2017, Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 graduates, and students who are graduating Summer 2017 and notify us that they plan to walk in the ceremony on June 19th. 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 19th? For planning purposes, the department needs to know how many students will be walking in the ceremony. If you plan to walk in the ceremony please complete this survey.