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.
There will be no public parking available on campus other than for vehicles with designated ADA placards or plates. The university provides parking at Autzen Stadium. Immediately following the conclusion of the commencement ceremony, free shuttle buses will be available to transport guests from the stadium back to campus. Visit the UO commencement website for details. Be sure to visit the main commencement website for traffic advisories.
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.
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Consumption of Alcohol at Commencement
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.
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 2021, winter 2022, or who applied on DuckWeb to graduate spring 2022, summer 2022, or fall 2022 and have registered to attend the ceremony.
Whose name is listed in the Lundquist College of Business commencement program?
Fall 2021 and winter 2022 graduates as well as spring, summer, and fall 2022 applicants who apply to graduate on DuckWeb by April 24
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 when you line up before entering the auditorium. We appreciate your flexibility.
When will I get my diploma?
The Registrar's Office will mail diplomas 4 to 6 weeks following commencement.