Commencement Activities 2021

The Main UO Commencement Ceremony will be a live webcast on June 12 from 9:00-10:00 am PDT. Pre-recorded ceremonies for the individual Schools and Colleges will be released for viewing at 10:00 a.m. PDT, immediately following the Main Celebration. German and Scandinavian will be a part of the College of Arts and Sciences - Humanities Division Program.


There will be two in-person activities for the class of 2021: The Grad Parade and a Stage Procession. Both of these activities are for 2021 graduates only and will require you to opt-in and follow all COVID-19 safety protocols in order to participate.

In-person activities will take place at the Eugene campus on the afternoon of June 12. For the Grad Parade, students will parade down 13th Avenue from Matthew Knight Arena toward the Memorial Quad. Immediately following the Grad Parade, graduates will then proceed to a designated area on the Memorial Quad where they will cross a stage as their name is read aloud and then have their photograph taken. The Stage Procession will be livestreamed so families and friends can watch online. More information on all of this year’s in-person and virtual commencement activities is available on the commencement website.

Department Graduation Reception on Zoom

Graduating GerScan majors are also cordially invited, with their families, to a Graduation Reception on Saturday, June 12, on Zoom. The exact time is yet to be determined, but will not overlap with University-wide Commencement events. Please save the date and stay tuned for more details!

COVID-19 Precautions

The ability to offer in-person activities is contingent on favorable county health conditions related to COVID-19 and required approval by the Oregon Health Authority. While the UO is extremely excited to offer these opportunities, the university is responsible for the health and safety of the campus community and all involved. Should conditions take a turn for the worse between now and Commencement Day (June 12), the university reserves the right to cancel these events with little or no notice. The university is doing its very best to offer options to celebrate our 2021 graduates while also following guidance from health officials in Oregon. Family and friends will not be permitted in the Memorial Quad for the Stage Procession and photo opportunity, and it is recommended people do not travel to Eugene for these events due to the continued spread of COVID-19.