- Apply to graduate on DuckWeb. Do this by April 30 to be listed in the printed program for the Lundquist College of Business commencement ceremony. You must apply to graduate on DuckWeb. Be sure to apply for the term in which you will actually finish your degree. Only indicate spring as your graduation term if you will complete your entire program in the spring. Indicating spring will result in your being classified as a Community Education Program (CEP) Student beginning summer 2018. Your status as a CEP student blocks you from registering for upper-division business courses and limits you to just eight credits. Be sure to list a mailing address where we can send your diploma 10-12 weeks following commencement. Students who apply by April 30 will have their name listed in the commemorative printed program for the commencement ceremony.
- Register to participate in the Lundquist College of Business Spring Commencement Ceremony by May 31. All ceremony participants must register in order to participate. Registration for the ceremony is in addition to applying for your degree on Duckweb. Ceremony participation is open to all fall 2017 graduates, and winter 2018, spring 2018, summer 2018, and fall 2018 graduates. Registration will be open from May 4 to May 31. Those who miss the deadline will be able to check in manually at the ceremony.
- Students will register to participate in the ceremony through Marching Order. Click "Register," located under New Users, on the Marching Order site, and follow the instructions to register.
- You will receive an email from "email@example.com" with instructions for obtaining your password. You will not be recognized in the Marching Order system until you receive this information. (Please note: This information is sent out in two batches. If you don't receive an email immediately, continue to watch your email.)
- Log-in and complete the form.
- Complete your confidential employment census online by June 13, and you can skip this step at commencement! If you’re still looking for a job, completing the census will trigger weekly tips and reminders from Career Services to help keep your job search on track and you can update the information later when you have landed that dream job.
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- Send commencement information and updates to family and guests. Send links to this page (http://business.uoregon.edu), the UO commencement ceremony page (http://commencement.uoregon.edu), and—for those unable to attend—the livestream link (http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/livestream).
- Encourage guests to make reservations for hotels and accommodations months in advance. Local hotels fill early on commencement weekend. For additional information, see the UO commencement website.
- Read your Canvas and UO e-mail announcements frequently for commencement updates. Forward updates to family and guests.
- Purchase announcements/caps/gowns and other graduation “must-haves” at the UO Duck Store. Announcements and regalia, including honors cords for students graduating with honors, are available at the information center on the main floor of the UO Duck Store. For those who hold Beta Gamma Sigma honors, honor cords may be purchased online via the Beta Gamma Sigma store
(Interested in donating your cap and gown after graduation? The UO Duck Store will collect donated regalia and give it to the High School Equivalency Program. Questions should be directed to Stacy Miller at The Duck Store.)
- The University of Oregon will no longer be offering a summer commencement ceremony. Students are invited to attend the spring commencement ceremony that falls closest to their graduation term. Winter term graduates are invited to attend the spring ceremony that falls immediately following their graduation term.
7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Lillis Business Complex open to visitors
University Ceremony, Matthew Knight Arena
Graduates check in at Matt Knight Arena (West Entrance)
Doors open for general public (use North or East entrances)
Lundquist College of Business Ceremony, Matthew Knight Arena
Receptions in Lillis Business Complex and Ford Alumni Center
Important: After the ceremony, graduates will exit at the West doors of the arena and be led toward Columbia Street. Guests will exit using a different exit.
- Arrive at 11:15 a.m. at the west entrance of Matthew Knight Arena.
- Pick up your name card. Your name card is required to enter the line-up area and is your ticket to the stage.
- Complete the career survey and drop it off at the checkpoint table prior to going downstairs to line up.
- Follow cues from the staff. They will guide you into your seats. Faculty will enter into the arena first and graduates will follow.
- Bring your name card with you when you approach the stage. This card will be scanned as you approach, enabling information about you to be projected on the screens. If you lose your card, we will have blank cards at the stage, which will display “congratulations graduate” as you cross.
- Please return to your seat for the remainder of the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, each row will wait until cued by staff to leave.
- If you wish to donate your regalia to a future graduate, you may leave it in the donation bin in the Lillis atrium following the ceremony.
Before the ceremony, be sure everyone in your party knows where you will meet following the ceremony. We recommend you designate a location near Lillis. This will reduce congestion and confusion just outside of Matthew Knight arena. Commencement staff will be available to direct guests to Lillis. Do NOT plan to meet your guests near the arena entrances or exits. Crowd control staff will require you (and your guests) to keep these areas clear.
If you have guests who are uncomfortable in large, congested crowds, you may want to suggest they simply wait 10-15 minutes until the crowds thin out before attempting to leave Matt Knight. Our goal is to keep stress to a minimum and to make this an enjoyable day for all.
International Students' Families
International students' families needing verification of their student’s graduation for travel purposes should contact the UO Office of International Affairs at http://international.uoregon.edu/isss/f1/letter-request.
On campus parking will be very limited. The university provides parking at Autzen Stadium and free shuttles will run between Autzen and campus from 7:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Visit the UO commencement website for details. Be sure to visit the main commencement website for traffic advisories. Access to east campus by car will be very limited.
To avoid blocking the narrow processional or restricting views for all audience members, please plan to photograph before or directly after the ceremony. In addition, there are numerous beautiful sites throughout campus, and near Lillis to obtain great graduation photos. We encourage you to consider taking your guests around campus to snap some photos.
Please note: Due to fire marshal restrictions, guests are not permitted on the main floor during the ceremony. Please be sure that your guests are aware of this policy.
Want the perfect picture of your special day? GradImages, UO’s official commencement photographer, will be on hand to photograph each graduate as they receive their diploma. Pictures can be purchased for approximately $9.95 for a 5 x 7 inch photo. Pictures may be viewed online at www.gradimages.com within 48 hours of the ceremony (enter UOFO as your password). Visit gradimages.com to learn more. Any questions regarding graduation photos can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the GradImages customer service at 800-261-2576. When you register on MarchingOrder, you are automatically registered with GradImages. You do not need to do anything further, however you can pre-register here and get 20% off your order. View ad (PDF).
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need tickets?
No. Tickets are not necessary for the Lundquist College of Business ceremony. We will have plenty of seating in Matthew Knight Arena. Guests are reminded that a ceremony will be taking place just prior to ours, and they will not be able to get into the arena until those guests exit.
Who can walk in the Lundquist College of Business ceremony?
Undergraduate business and accounting majors who graduated fall 2017, winter 2018, or who applied on DuckWeb to graduate spring 2018, summer 2018, or fall 2018 and have registered to attend the ceremony.
Whose name is listed in the Lundquist College of Business commencement program?
Fall 2017 and winter 2018 graduates as well as spring, summer, and fall 2018 applicants who apply to graduate on DuckWeb by April 30.
Can my guests come with me into the line-up area?
Due to space limitations, we are not able to accommodate guests in the graduate assembly area. Only graduates and faculty are permitted in this area.
One of my guests will be in a wheelchair and another has difficulty walking long distances. What do we do?
Matthew Knight Arena has seating available for guests with mobility concerns. Commencement staff will be available to direct guests to this seating. We ask all guests to be mindful and leave the seats near the wheelchair area available for families that would like to sit together. Golf cart shuttles and pedi-cabs will be running between Matthew Knight Arena and Lillis to assist those who may have difficulty walking that distance. Guests are encouraged to ask at the information booth on 13th and Agate, or simply flag down a golf cart. Commencement staff will also be available to assist in obtaining golf cart assistance. Please contact the Lundquist College undergraduate advising office in 203 Peterson or via email at email@example.com if additional accommodations are necessary.
Do we sit in alphabetical order?
No, you may sit with whomever you choose. While we try to keep people together, please be prepared for line breaks that may occasionally split groups. If you'd like to sit with someone, be sure they are immediately in front of or behind you. We appreciate your flexibility.
When will I get my diploma?
The Registrar's Office will mail diplomas 4 to 6 weeks following commencement.
Please note: Participation in the Lundquist Ceremony is a privilege. We kindly request graduates limit their consumption of alcohol prior to the ceremony. Graduates who arrive at the ceremony under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, may be refused the opportunity to participate in the ceremony. Please be respectful of your fellow graduates, family members, and guests and arrive at the ceremony sober.