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Congratulations, Graduates! We look forward to helping you celebrate your achievements!

We hope that you can join us for a celebration of your accomplishments at the Geography Commencement Ceremony:
Date: June 15th, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm
Condon Hall East Lawn
(lawn between Condon and Chapman Halls) 

 For information about the 2020 UO Commencement Ceremony, Monday, June 15th at 9:30 am at Matthew Knight Arena, click here

Also on the university page is a link to the Be an Oregon Duck commencement app, which will provide you with a schedule, maps, to-do lists, announcements and more.


The 2020 Grad Fair at the Duckstore will be during Week 2 of Spring Term (April 6th-9th). There you can order regalia, cards, diploma frames, and much more. Link will be posted when available!

To RSVP to the Geography Department ceremony, please complete this form by Friday, May 8th, 2020
so we can estimate attendance and order enough cake!

Make sure you apply to graduate on DuckWeb so we have you on our program!

Undergraduates can walk in the Geography commencement ceremony if:
1. You have 12 or fewer Geography credits left after Spring term, or
2. You expect to finish over the summer, or
3. You have been cleared to walk by the Geography Department.

If plan to walk and are graduating Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 AND have received clearance,
you MUST fill out this form so your name gets into the program

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please email
Dr. Leslie McLees at

Graduate students may walk if they have been cleared by their advisor.

jun 15- gtu grads

Commencement Information and Instructions

  • Geography graduates – PLEASE gather no later than 12:00 pm to pick up your name cards. A Geography department staff member will be at a table south of the steps to hand out the cards.
  • Graduates will be seated in the front rows, which will be marked off as reserved
  • The ceremony will feature short speeches by the department head and invited guest speakers. This will be followed by the presentation of geography department awards and diploma covers.
  • We will have a program that includes a list of this year’s graduates.
  • Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony during an open house in the Geography department. You can show your family around, meet faculty, and show off what you’ve been up to.
  • The ceremony will be held on the lawn east of Condon Hall, RAIN or SHINE

Parking around commencement is difficult. Please plan to arrive early or take the bus. Shuttles will be available, and information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available. 

Post-Commencement information

  • During the ceremony, there will be a professional photographer to take pictures of you as you receive your diploma and afterward. You will be able to go to, enter your name and school, and you can pull up the photos and order them.
  • Your diploma will be mailed to you about six weeks after you graduate, regardless of the term you finish, assuming all requirements have been met.
  • Stay in touch! Let us know how you are doing! Email to send us updates.