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Congratulations on completing your degree!

The Department of Political Science Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony will take place, Monday, June 17 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 ’18 or Winter ’19, as well as Spring ’19 and Summer ’19 degree candidates, are welcomed to participate in the department’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony!

How to participate in the Spring ’19 Department Commencement Ceremony:

  • Apply for your degree on DuckWeb.
    • Only students who apply for their degrees through Duckweb will have their names in the commencement program.
      • Last day to apply for graduation in Spring ’19: Sunday April 28, 2019
      • Last day to apply for graduation in Summer ’19 AND have your name in the commencement program:  Monday, May 20, 2019.
    • If you have missed the deadline, contact the Registrar’s Office for a petition. Students who apply after the above deadlines 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 – online form below – by May 20, 2019

    • By registering, we will be able to provide you with a pre-filled name registration upon your arrival
      • Graduates that do not register with the department are still welcome to participate in the ceremony – blank registration cards will be provided.
  • We ask all graduates to wear regalia.
    • Regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) can be ordered through the DuckStore.
      •  If you have a financial need that prohibits you from participating, please contact the DuckStore.
  •  Graduates will be photographed by GradImages at the ceremony.
    • Register online prior to commencement, to coordinate delivery of your graduation pictures.
    • Your registration card will be provided to GradImages, after the ceremony.

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

Details of accommodation and the number in your party are needed by Monday, June 3, 2019. 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.

How to participate in the University Commencement Ceremony:

  • Due to limited capacity, graduates will need to register to reserve their seat at the University Commencement Ceremony and tickets will be required for guests.

Commencement Day, Department Ceremony – June 17, 2019:

  • 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 pre-register by the department deadline you will be asked to fill out a blank registration card.
  • 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.

Registration is now Closed. If you did not register but would like to participate in the Department’s ceremony, you will need to arrive at the registration table (located in Global Scholars Hall) no later than 3:30 pm to fill out a registration card.

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 Commencement webpage, featuring information about parking and transportation, UO events and activities, lodging, food opportunities and much more!

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