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Economics Department Commencement 2022

The Department of Economics will honor graduating seniors on Sunday, June 12th at 4:00 p.m. with our own commencement ceremony. The departmental event will take place outdoors on the Law School Lawn, between the Law School and Global Scholars Hall on 15th Avenue. The ceremony will be approximately one and a half hours long. Tickets for guests are not required and there is no limit to the number of guests you may bring.

There is also a University-wide graduation celebration on Monday, June 13th at 9:00 a.m at Autzen Stadium.  More information about this event is available from You are welcome to participate in either or both of these ceremonies – please be sure to RSVP to each event you plan to attend.

Beginning in April, the UO Duck Store will have a variety of commencement merchandise available for purchase including the cap and gown, otherwise known as regalia.  Most graduates wear a cap and gown at graduation, although it is not mandatory. You can purchase a “Bachelor’s Package” at The Duck Store in person or online.  This package includes a cap, gown, tassel, commencement fee, diploma cover and one-year membership to the University of Oregon Alumni Association. Your diploma cover will be delivered to the Economics Department by the Duck Store and handed out to you at the ceremony. Even if you decide to not wear a gown, please remember to purchase your diploma cover.

We are using an online form to gather RSVPs from Economics students. The following categories of students are eligible to participate in our commencement ceremony:

  • Students were awarded their degrees in the 2019-2020 school year (“Class of 2020”)
  • Students were awarded their degrees in the 2020-2021 school year (“Class of 2021”).
  • Students who completed their degrees in Fall 2021.
  • Students who completed their degrees in Winter 2022.
  • Students who have applied for their degree and indicated a Spring 2022 expected completion date.
  • Students who have applied for their degree and indicated a Summer 2022 expected completion date.
  • Students who have a Fall 2022 expected completion date and have indicated to the Economics office that they wish to participate in June’s celebration.

Please complete the RSVP form by Friday, May 13th to ensure that your name will be read during the ceremony.

Your name will be read during the ceremony as you cross the stage; the reader will read the name you provided on your RSVP form. Full legal names will be listed in the Economics Commencement Program as they are shown in the UO system.  If you need to request a different name in the program, please contact the Economics Office.  This request will not affect the name on your diploma certificate, only your name in the program.

Students who hold membership in honors societies, or students who receive departmental or Latin Honors will also be indicated in the Economics commencement program.  You are encouraged to wear your membership or honors cords or other regalia accessories, or other culturally significant commencement regalia, as appropriate.

If you haven’t already applied for your degree, make sure you apply online as soon as possible. You must apply for your degree on Duckweb to complete your degree and officially graduate from UO. Your RSVP for the commencement ceremony is NOT the same as applying for your degree! Applications for Spring term graduates are due by April 24, 2022.