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College Commencement

147th Annual Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 9, 2020
2:00 p.m. 
Veterans Memorial Coliseum

The ceremony will be not be livestreamed but a video recording will be made available afterward.

Watch video of the 2019 Commencement


General Q&A

  • How do I get a wheelchair/special accommodation?

    Please click here to fill out this form OR find the “Special Needs” tab on the right-hand column. We are not able to guarantee any special accommodations requests that were made after April 28th.

  • Where do I pickup my cap and gown

    Wednesday, May 8th, 9am-Noon, and Thursday & Friday, May 9th and 10th from 10am-4pm in Council Chamber.

  • Where do I go the day of commencement?

    Students need to be present for lineup at 1pm at the OREGON CONVENTION CENTER in the EXHIBIT HALL E.

  • Am I graduating?

    Check with the undergraduate registrar’s office.

  • When does commencement end?

    Approximately 4:00pm. There will be a very brief reception directly following the ceremony.

  • What do the tassels and ribbons mean, and where do I get them?

    Gold cords for those who have served as resident advisors/student life interns; Silver for ASLC/ISLC/SAAB; Orange for Athletics; Light Blue Cords for completing Passport to Leadership; and Royal Blue for Student Alumni Association. Eligible seniors will either receive an email from the respective offices or will receive the cords/tassel with their cap and gown. Those who have studied abroad through an LC-sponsored program will also receive ribbons from the Overseas Office.
  • When do I receive my diploma?

    The Registrar will mail diplomas after final grades are posted and student accounts are cleared (approximately two weeks after commencement).

  • Do I need tickets for commencement?

    Yes. There will be physical tickets available for pick up from the Dean of Students Office (Lower Level of East Hall/Across of Maggie’s). Each student is limited to 9 tickets.

  • Do I have to pay for my cap and gown?

    Your cap and gown are free, and will be ordered automatically from your degree application.