Here's what you need to know about commencement 2017

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Over the course of the next week, 5,124 Ducks will be eligible to walk across a commencement stage to receive their diplomas.


Bachelor's degrees - 4,225
Master's degrees - 708
Doctoral degrees - 151
Law degrees - 103

Double majors - 369
Triple majors - 7

Women - 2,737
Men - 2,384

Oldest graduate - 68
Youngest graduate - 19

Duck grads will convene on Matthew Knight Arena at 9:30 a.m. Monday for the University Commencement Ceremony to celebrate the entire Class of 2017. Keynote speaker Greg Bell will give the main address; ASUO President Quinn Haaga, master’s degree recipient Kena Gomalo and bachelor’s degree recipient Emily McAlindin will deliver student remarks and reflections.

Following the University Commencement Ceremony, the Erb Memorial Union will host GradFest, an open party for all graduating Ducks and their families.

The first members of the Class of 2017 have already walked in their department ceremony; masters of fine arts grads in creative writing received their diplomas June 10. The 49 department ceremonies are spread out over an eight-day period, with the majority taking place on June 18 and 19.

Notable department ceremony speakers include state Rep. Diego Hernandez, a 2010 graduate and the youngest member of the Oregon House of Representatives, speaking at the political science ceremony; renowned director James Ivory, Class of 1951, speaking at the cinema studies ceremony; and Marcia Aaron, a 1986 graduate and CEO of KIPP LA charter schools, speaking at the School of Journalism and Communication ceremony.

The oldest and youngest degree earners are 49 years apart in age. They hail from 58 countries, 46 states and two territories. Among the undergraduates, 369 are double majors, and seven overachievers have completed the requirements for a triple major. The most popular undergraduate major? Business administration.

For more information on the ceremonies, speakers and activities, visit the UO Commencement website.