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​​​​​College of Design Commencement 2022 Information

2020, 2021, and 2022 Graduates are invited to participate!

A unique academic ecosystem, the College of Design comprises not only creative practitioners—artists, architects, and designers—but also social scientists, humanities scholars, engineers, economists, biologists, planners, and policy makers. Using diverse methods, we are engaging critical questions and tackling complex problems.

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Research Spotlight

A Brighter Future

The newly launched UO Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice was made possible by a historic $4.52 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Directed by School of Planning, Public Policy and Management Assistant Professor John Arroyo, leaders in the College of Design are joining forces with the College of Arts and Sciences, and community-based partners, to do the deep, meaningful, and urgent equity work that will envision and realize a just future for the Pacific Northwest.

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Ecology

We tackle urgent ecological challenges through many lenses. Revealing, understanding, caring for, and reviving vibrant ecosystems and a healthy environment for all species is a deep vein running through our work.

Speculation

We are dynamic explorers with diverse tools. Through imagination, experimentation, analysis, and creation, we grapple with thorny problems, discover new interpretations, and open uncharted territory.

Justice

We are dedicated to building a more just and inclusive future. Anti-racist actions and social equity questions are embedded in what we do—engaging civic life, shaping the built environment, and creating new imaginaries.

Wonder

We ask bold questions and make unexpected connections, aiming to engage, enrich, and inspire through the things we make and the stories we tell. Catalyzing curiosity, awe, and empathy opens new potentials.

Map Your Future

Whether creating in the studio, doing fieldwork and internships or studying objects at the museum, College of Design students are learning hands on and working directly with faculty.

Explore the College of Design to discover what makes our places, people, and programs so special.

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Events

"BFA Thesis Show"
May17
"BFA Thesis Show" May 17 Lawrence Hall
Art and Lasers: Indigenous Futurisms
May17
Art and Lasers: Indigenous Futurisms May 17 Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
Sculpture at the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome: A Digital Approach to 1,600 Years of History
May17
Sculpture at the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome: A Digital Approach to 1,600 Years of History May 17 McKenzie Hall
Sean Burrus: “Making Jewish Place and Marking Jewish Space: Jewish Art at Rome, Beit Shearim, and Dura Europos”
May18
Sean Burrus: “Making Jewish Place and Marking Jewish Space: Jewish Art at Rome, Beit Shearim, and Dura Europos” May 18
"The Empress Pepper Pot From the Hoxne Hoard: Cultural Interaction in a Late Roman Artifact"
May18
"The Empress Pepper Pot From the Hoxne Hoard: Cultural Interaction in a Late Roman Artifact" May 18
Lewis Watts: “Faces and Places in the Diaspora”
May19
Lewis Watts: “Faces and Places in the Diaspora” May 19 Lawrence Hall
"BFA Thesis Show" Reception
May19
"BFA Thesis Show" Reception May 19 Lawrence Hall
Aalto | Light : the 2022 Reynolds Symposium - Day 1
May20
Aalto | Light : the 2022 Reynolds Symposium - Day 1 May 20 Nordic Northwest
UO Art MFA Exhibition 2022 // Part 2
May20
UO Art MFA Exhibition 2022 // Part 2 May 20 Ditch Projects
Aalto | Light : the 2022 Reynolds Symposium - Day 2
May21
Aalto | Light : the 2022 Reynolds Symposium - Day 2 May 21 Mount Angel Abbey LIbrary