Commencement 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021 at Noon on Zoom

The Earth Sciences faculty and staff invite graduates and their guests to attend the department’s graduation celebration online via Zoom.  Graduates must register to participate using the graduate survey link on this page in order to receive the shareable Zoom invitation.  Please complete the graduate survey even if you do not intend to participate in our department event.virtual graduation

Department Commencement Celebration Participation Information

The ceremony is for both graduate and undergraduate Earth Science majors  Graduating students will be individually recognized. We estimate that our event will be less than an hour long.  You should be able to download a .pdf copy of our graduate program here.  A copy was also emailed to all graduates who completed a survey. 

If you are a graduate for the 2020-21 academic year, please complete this short graduate survey.

Announcements, Regalia & Graduation Photos

Announcements and regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) can be ordered from the UO Duck Store starting March 23th. Graduates are not required to wear a cap and gown.

The UO Duck Store is holding a virtual Grad Fair this year. The annual commencement fee has been waived, and all graduates may order a diploma cover free of charge, thanks to a donation from the University of Oregon Alumni Association.  Regalia and diploma covers can be ordered here:

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If there is any silver lining here, it is that there is no mad scramble this year to try and find a hotel room for Commencement, nor will parking be an issue.  Also, we do not anticipate any need for limiting the number of guests you may invite!

Zoom tutorial is linked HERE, and we recommend that your guests all give the platform a trial run before the ceremony to ensure that everyone can participate.


We invite graduates and their guests to also watch the main University of Oregon commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 12th at 9 a.m. (Pacific time) There is also an opportunity to participate in in-person events on June 12th.  Details regarding the main UO Commencement events can be found at:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who may participate in the Department of Earth Sciences ceremony? Undergraduate Earth and Geological Science majors, minors, and graduate students who graduated Fall 2020, Winter 2021, or who applied to graduate Spring 2021, or who WILL graduate Summer 2021.
  • Whose name is listed in the department commencement program? Students must opt-in to the program.  Please complete the graduate survey by May 3rd to be included. 
  • How do I notify the department that I plan to participate in the ceremony on June 11th or not? For planning purposes, the department needs to know how many students will be participating in the ceremony. If you completed your degree in Fall or Winter, or plan to in Spring or Summer this year please complete this graduate survey.

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