College of Design Commencement


June 20, 2023 // 4 p.m. @ Knight Library Lawn


Class of '23 Graduation Checklist

2023 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 2023 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 have applied for their degree already. If you missed the April 14 deadline, contact your faculty advisor ASAP. 
  • Undergraduates must apply for a Spring 2022 degree using DuckWeb by April 30.

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

Do these in May.


#2. The RSVP for the College of Design Ceremony is open.

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 TBA

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.

Duck Store Graduation Packages

Do this on Graduation Day, June 20

#4. Check in at Knight Library South Lawn (Southwest Campus Green Library): June 20, 3–3:30 p.m.

Go to the Knight Library South Lawn by 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 name 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.


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

Faculty Regalia Purchase and Rental

Order your faculty regalia today!

The deadline to rent is April 17th, 2023!
The deadline to purchase is May 8th, 2023!

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 Tuesday, June 20. You can find more information about UO’s 2023 in-person ceremony on the UO Commencement website.

UO Commencement Details


Professional photographers will be in attendance at the College of Design commencement ceremony.
Photographs will be available for purchase following the event.

Parking on Day of Commencement

Students, faculty, and staff may park in their regular spots as denoted by their permit.
All others planning to attend must park at the Autzen Stadium parking lot where you will be shuttled to the ceremony.

ADA Parking:

Parking will be available for those in need of ADA parking at the South Entrance of the Autzen Stadium parking lot (paved).
Extra ADA parking will be made available at Lot 37 and the Matthew Knight Arena parking garage. 

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.


Share your commencement memories with us using #DuckGrad23