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Congratulations on completing your degree!

The Department of Political Science Spring Commencement Ceremony will take place, Monday, June 19 at 4:00 p.m. on the Knight Law Center East Lawn

This is our rain or shine location, and there is very little shade or cover available. In case of unfavorable weather, consider bringing an umbrella for rain and some bottled water for sunshine.

Political Science majors who have graduated in Fall ’16 or Winter ’17, as well as Spring ’17 and Summer ’17 degree candidates, are welcomed to participate in the department’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony!

How to participate in Spring ’17 Commencement:

  • Apply for your degree on DuckWeb.
    • The deadline to apply for graduation in Spring ’17 is Sunday, April 30th.
    • The deadline to apply for graduation in Summer ’17 AND have your name in the Spring Commencement Program is Monday, May 22nd.
      • Students who apply after that date can still participate in the department Commencement Ceremony, but their name will not be listed in the Commencement Program, due to printing deadlines.
  • Register to walk with the department by Monday, May 22nd – submit the Ceremony Registration form, below.
    • Graduates that miss registration can still participate in the ceremony.
  • We ask all graduates to wear regalia.
    • Regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) and invitations can be ordered through the DuckStore. If you have a financial need that prohibits you from participating, please contact the Duck Store.
  •  Graduates will be photographed by GradImages at the ceremony.
    • Register with them online to coordinate delivery of your graduation pictures.

ADA Accommodations: If you or members of your family need accommodations for the ceremony, such as accessible seating/parking or sign language interpreters, contact us at (541) 346-4864 or

Please provide details of accommodation and the number in your party by Monday, June 5, 2017. Requests after this time may not be accommodated.

Please note: Students who have missed the Duckweb degree conferral deadline will not have their name appear in the Commencement Program due to printing deadlines.

Commencement Day: June 19, 2017:

  • Arrive onsite for check-in by 3:30 p.m. and go to the registration table, located within Global Scholars Hall.
    • Commencement volunteers will be present to hand you your registration card and ceremony instructions.
    • If you did not register by the department deadline you will be asked to fill in a blank registration card at that time.
  • The department ceremony is on the grass between Global Scholars Hall and the Knight Law Center.
    • Directional signs and commencement volunteers will be stationed around the area to direct you and your guests.
    • We ask that your party arrive no earlier than 3:00 pm to not interrupt the preceding ceremony.
  • Graduates will be presented a degree cover onstage.
    • Degrees will be mailed from the Registrar to your permanent address.
      • Make sure your address is correct in DuckWeb.

Commencement Registration

Political Science majors who plan to walk in the 2017 ceremony should complete this from by Monday, May 22, 2017.
(Please provide your UO email address)


We encourage all submissions to include name pronunciation directions, please spell it phonetically below. (Example: Tutankhamen becomes too-tahn-KAH-men)

Must be honors or activities related.

Don’t let your UO experience end on Commencement Day! Read on to learn more about how the UOAA can help you in your life beyond the UO!

Looking for more Commencement information? Explore UO’s new Commencement webpage, featuring information about parking and transportation, UO events and activities, lodging, food opportunities and much more!

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