What to know about the UO’s 146th commencement events

Graduation celebration

After a two-year hiatus, live graduation ceremonies are once again happening at the UO.

Autzen Stadium will host the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022, along with their families and friends, for the UO’s 146th commencement on Monday, June 13. As many as 30,000 people are expected for the big day.

Here’s what to know about this year’s ceremonies:

  • Parking lots at Autzen Stadium open at 6:30 a.m. and stadium gates open at 7:30. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. and is expected to last 90 minutes.
  • Guests and visitors are urged to park for the day at Autzen. Carpooling and ride-sharing is strongly encouraged. Shuttles will transport graduates and guests to the main campus and back.
  • The ceremony will be livestreamed.
  • Ashton Eaton, a 2010 graduate in psychology and a two-time Olympic champion in the decathlon, is the keynote speaker.
  • Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Ivory, a 1951 graduate in fine and applied arts, will receive an honorary degree.
  • Departmental ceremonies, as well as ceremonies for multicultural and identity-based student groups, will take place across campus on Sunday and Monday.
  • In between ceremonies, the campus community will celebrate commencement on the Erb Memorial Union Green with complimentary snacks and refreshments. GradFest activities will include photo opportunities with the large green and yellow O and lawn games. The EMU also includes places to sit and relax and expanded food service venues.
  • Visit the commencement website for more information.
  • Residence hall move-out will run through Friday, June 10. While there will be no street closures or traffic changes for move-out, bike lanes on Agate Street will be closed. Several 30-minute active loading zones will be designated around the residence halls.