Earth Sciences Graduation Celebration

Students in regalia seated for commencement.Friday, June 16, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. in 100 Willamette Hall

The Earth Sciences faculty and staff invite graduates and their guests to attend the department’s Graduates Reception.  The ceremony will take place in 100 Willamette Hall. No tickets are required. This event is open to all students who completed their degrees in Fall 2022, Winter 2023, or will complete their degree requirements in Spring or Summer 2023.  UO and College of Arts and Sciences Commencement events will take place on Tuesday June 20, and more information can be found here: UO Commencement and College of Arts and Sciences Commencement

Applying for your Degree

Commencement is not the same thing as graduating!  If you are finishing your degree requirements in Spring or Summer term, don't forget to apply to graduate. 

Undergraduate students apply on Duckweb. The deadline to apply for a Spring undergraduate degree is April 24th.

Graduate students apply on the Division of Graduate Studies Website. The deadline to apply for a Spring graduate degree is May 13th.

Be sure to apply for the term in which you will actually finish your degree requirements.

Department Event Participation Information

The ceremony is for both graduate and undergraduate Earth Science majors.  Participants will be recognized for their achievement. The event will be approximately 45 minutes long, and include department faculty.

Participants should plan to arrive between 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. on June 16th. 

Graduates who are planning on attending must complete this short survey to recieve all the arrival/check in instructions. 

commencementAnnouncements & Regalia

Announcements and regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) can be ordered from the UO Duck Store starting March 23th. Regalia is welcomed, but not required.  There may be loaner gowns available through the grad-to-gown share program.

Guests & Parking

Please encourage guests to make their reservations for hotels early as local hotels fill quickly this time of year.

Parking on the UO main campus is always challenging. Visit the main university commencement website for parking recommendations, shuttle information, and maps: This is also the location for all information about University-wide commencement events.

Please let us know if any accommodations (wheelchair access, sign-language translation, etc.) are needed at the departmental event for graduates or guests by notifying Marla Trox at, or (541) 346-4669, or add the information in the event survey.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who may attend the Department of Earth Sciences ceremony? Undergraduate Earth Science majors and graduate students who completed their degree requirements in Fall 2022, Winter 2023, or will complete degree requirements in Spring or Summer 2023.
  • Whose name is listed in the department program? Students who apply to graduate in Spring or Summer 2023; Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 graduates; and students who who notify us that they plan to participate in the event on June 16th. Summer 2023 graduates who do not apply to graduate or notify the department will not be listed in the program.
  • How do I notify the department that I plan to participate in the event on June 16th or not? For planning purposes, the department needs to know how many students will be attending the event. Even if you don't plan to attend please complete the graduate survey.

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