SOJC faculty and staff post with signs that spell out "SOJC Class of 2020, we're so proud of you!"


Saturday, June 20, 2020
Virtual ceremony released at 10:30 a.m.

Congratulations, Ducks!

All University of Oregon commencement activities, including the School of Journalism and Communication’s ceremony, will be held virtually this year. UO celebration updates are on the university’s commencement website.

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Virtual SOJC Ceremony

We’re partnering with StageClip and MarchingOrder to incorporate many elements of our traditional ceremony into a virtual event:

  • Individual recognition of each graduate, including a video, photo, and short message
  • Our student-produced commencement video
  • Keynotes from the dean, student speaker Elizabeth Beymer, and SOJC alum Stefanie Loh
  • Special messages from SOJC faculty and staff

To watch the ceremony, go to the UO Commencement Ceremonies webpage at 10:30 a.m. on June 20 and find the link for SOJC.

Graduation Checklist

Bookmark Ceremonies Page

Let's Party!

Celebrate with the Class of 2020 during commencement with a virtual watch party!

Show your SOJC Duck pride on Commencement Day. Here's how:

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Tune in to the SOJC Virtual Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on June 20.

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Plan an epic watch party for your household.

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Invite family and friends to watch the ceremony with you while connecting on Zoom, FaceTime, or social media.

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Decorate in green and yellow and prep some Duck-themed snacks.

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Craft a clever grad cap if you're a member of the Class of 2020.

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Print an SOJC Class of 2020 sign to display in your window or yard.

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Download some SOJC grad GIFs to use on social media.

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Share your photos and messages of support with #SOJCgrad2020.

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In-Person Celebration 2021

The SOJC Class of 2020 and their families are also invited to the SOJC’s June 2021 in-person commencement celebration. We will share more information about this soon.


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UO Commencement Ceremony

The main UO ceremony is separate from the SOJC ceremony. Information about the 2020 virtual commencement and 2021 in-person commencement is on the UO Commencement website.


Stay Connected to the SOJC

Show your SOJC pride while you network with fellow students, alumni, and faculty on our LinkedIn page. Once a Duck, always a Duck—and at the SOJC, we’re a tight-knit flock.