Commencement

 

 

SOJC COMMENCEMENT 2022

In Person at Matthew Knight Arena
Monday, June 13, 2022
4 p.m. PDT

 

 

Congratulations, SOJC Grads!

After two years of virtual ceremonies, we are ready to celebrate our amazing graduates in person! Invite your friends and families to cheer you on as you walk across the stage at Matthew Knight Arena in the SOJC’s 106th Commencement ceremony. We are also excited to invite 2020 and 2021 SOJC graduates to this year’s ceremony.

Audience members do not need to register or buy tickets, but graduates from 2020, 2021, and 2022 who want to walk across the stage must register. See the details below.

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Motor board that says Thanks Mom & Dad
Three female students with their diplomas at commencement

Class of ’22 Graduation Checklist

Calling all 2022 grads! Make sure you complete all the steps below to receive your degree and participate in the commencement ceremony.

DO THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

#1. Apply for your degree: by April 8 (grad) or April 24 (undergrad)

Applying for your degree is different than opting in to participate in commencement. (See #2 below for more information.) Anyone who graduates during 2022 can participate in this year’s ceremony, but make sure to signify the term you are actually graduating (winter, spring, summer, or fall) in your degree application.

  • Graduate students should apply for their degree using GradWeb by April 8. 
  • Undergraduates must apply for a Spring 2022 degree by April 24 via DuckWeb. If you are a Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 degree applicant who wishes to “walk in spring,” apply for your appropriate degree term by May 8.

COMPLETE THESE STEPS IN MAY

#2. Register in Marching Order to participate in the SOJC Commencement Ceremony: by May 15

When our Marching Order site goes live, you will receive an email and/or text prompting you to complete your registration online and confirm the information you want to appear on the Jumbotron at Matthew Knight Arena. This step is mandatory.

#3. Check your name for the SOJC Commencement program: by May 30

Make sure your name is in our program the way you want it to appear. This is required in addition to #1 above, but only for the Class of ’22. Classes of ’20 and ’21 already received print programs when they graduated, so this year’s program will include only the Class of ’22. Digital programs will be available for 2020 and 2021.

#4. Purchase or rent your regalia (cap, gown, tassel, stole, cords): before June 13

The Duck Store is your one-stop shop for all commencement gear. Undergrads can purchase caps and gowns any time before Commencement, but beware that they may run out of your size if you wait too long. PhD tams and gowns are custom-made, so you must order them no later than May 6.

ON GRADUATION DAY, JUNE 13

#5. Check in at Matthew Knight Arena: June 13, 3–3:30 p.m.

Go to the West Entrance of Matthew Knight Arena by 2:30 p.m. on graduation day in your regalia. Then go to the check-in table inside that’s aligned with the first letter of your last name. Give our volunteers your name to get your Marching Order card, which you will hand to staff before you walk across the stage. Commencement volunteers will direct you to the staging area beginning at 3:40 p.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 4 p.m.

2020 and 2021 SOJC Grads: You’re Invited Too!

We know your commencement ceremonies were not what you had always hoped they would be. And we missed celebrating with you in person so much that we want to make this year’s SOJC Commencement ceremony a time to celebrate you in person as well!

If you want to walk across the stage and have your name called, you must complete all steps below:

#1. Fill out our commencement interest form to let us know you want to participate: by May 8

We need the names and contact info for all 2020 and 2021 grads who want to participate in this year’s ceremony. We will use this information to create an account for you in Marching Order, the program we use to display your name on the Jumbotron at Matthew Knight Arena when you walk across the stage.

#2. Confirm your information in Marching Order: by May 15

When our Marching Order site goes live, you will receive an email and/or text prompting you to complete your registration online and confirm the information you want to appear on the Jumbotron at Matthew Knight Arena. This step is mandatory.

#3. Check in at Matthew Knight Arena: June 13, 3 p.m.

Go to the West Entrance of Matthew Knight Arena between 3 and 3:30 p.m. on graduation day in your regalia. Then go to the check-in table inside that’s aligned with the first letter of your last name. Give our volunteers your name to get your Marching Order card, which you will hand to staff before you walk across the stage. Commencement volunteers will direct you to the staging area beginning at 3:40 p.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 4 p.m.

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UO Commencement Ceremony

The main UO ceremony is separate from the SOJC ceremony and will be held in Autzen Stadium at 9 a.m. PDT on Monday, June 13. You can find more information about UO’s 2022 in-person ceremony on the UO Commencement website.

Show Your SOJC Pride

Commencement will be one of the biggest days of your life! Don’t forget to share photos, videos, and well wishes with your friends on social media.

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Print an SOJC Class of 2022 sign to display in your window or yard.

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Download some SOJC grad GIFs to celebrate with style!

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Use the hashtags of your choice: #LifeAsaJGrad, #SOJCgrad, #SOJC22grad, #SOJC21grad, #SOJC20Grad

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After graduation, stay connected on our SOJC LinkedIn page.

University of Oregon Graduate Parade
Graduation Etiquette

We know it’s an exciting day, but we expect our graduates to maintain reasonable and appropriate behavior at all times during the ceremony to ensure it is enjoyable for all participants, family members, guests, and staff.

We kindly request that all graduates limit their consumption of alcohol and other substances prior to the ceremony. Graduates who arrive under the influence may be refused the opportunity to participate, and the staffs of Matthew Knight Arena and the SOJC reserve the right to relocate or remove anyone who is creating a disturbance.