College of Design Commencement


June 16, 2024 // 1 p.m. @ Matthew Knight Arena

Join us for the 2024 commencement ceremony for the College of Design at the Matthew Knight Arena.   

 No tickets are required to attend this event. For further event details please call 541-346-3631.

Class of '24 Graduation Checklist

2024 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.

Applying for your degree is different than opting in to participate in commencement. (See #2 below for more information.) Anyone who graduates during 2024 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 12
  • Undergraduates must apply for a Spring 2024 degree using DuckWeb by April 28.

If you miss your application date, please speak to an advisor immediately.

Do these in May.


#2. RSVP for the College of Design Ceremony.

Make sure your name is in our program the way you want it to appear when the file is available to review. This is required in addition to #1 above. 


#3.  Purchase or rent your regalia (cap, gown, tassel, stole, cords). Deadline: June 5

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 before the deadline.

Grad Packages

Do this on Graduation Day, June 16

#4. Check in at Matthew Knight Arena

More information on this to come.

Have questions? Give us a call 541-346-3631

Nominate a Student Speaker

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 10!

The student speaker serves as the representative for graduating students and celebrates the accomplishments of the graduating class.   
The student speaker presents an inclusive and inspiring message for the future that honors graduates of all College of Design programs.

You may nominate multiple students and self-nominations are appropriate.  
Nominations are accepted from students in the graduating class, faculty members, and program directors or deans. 


Stay Connected to the College of Design

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

Faculty Regalia Purchase and Rental

Order your faculty regalia today!

The deadline to rent is April 23rd, 2024!
Missing this deadline will result in a $15 late fee, and may cause complications with your order.

The deadline to purchase is May 5th, 2024!

UO Commencement Ceremony

The main UO ceremony is separate from the College of Design's ceremony and will be held in Autzen Stadium at 9 a.m. PDT on Monday, June 17. You can find more information about UO’s 2024 ceremony on the UO Commencement website.

UO Commencement Details


June 18, 2024 // Time and Location TBD

Join us for the 2024 UO PDX commencement ceremony for the College of Design on June 18. 

No tickets are required to attend this event.