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2017 Commencement Details, Revised Commencement Program, and Student Volunteers Needed!!!

Dear Graduating GSS Seniors,

Commencement planning is well under way and there are still unanswered questions about commencement.  This email provides a link to the GSS commencement page, parking and transportation, student expectations/instructions sheet, and the list of names who have RSVP’d to attend the GSS ceremony.

1. GSS Commencement page (details of event)
2. The GSS FAQ page (questions about the event, color of tassel, etc.)
3. UO Parking and Shuttle information (FREE parking at Autzen Stadium with shuttle to REC Center – 15th and University Street (near EMU Green East Lawn), and ADA parking (i.e., wheelchair, trouble walking, etc.) parking in the Columbia Garage, etc.)
4. The Student Instructions sheet (expected time of arrival, length of ceremony, ceremony expectations, refreshments)

Please review the draft commencement program (below) for any misspellings, incorrect degree type, etc. that lists the names of all students who are approved to participate in the ceremony.  If your name is not listed, you intend on participating, AND you are 16 credits or less away from completing your degree after spring term, please contact Gretchen Hill-Marino at immediately. The deadline for review/update of the program is due Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 am.

Commencement program review click here.

Student volunteers needed: If you’ve ever been interested in how a university commencement is organized, curious about how your very own GSS commencement will take place, or just want to help your fellow classmates, then this is the event for you!  We need 8-10 volunteers who can guide students and their guests to seats, work the check-in tables, hang signs, que music, and more!  Volunteer time and commitment can be flexible, as needed. Volunteer info. session will be held this week for those who are available to assist. Contact Gretchen Hill-Marino at for details.

For information about the UO Commencement Ceremony, Monday, June 19, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Matthew Knight Arena, click here.

Contact Gretchen Hill-Marino at with any additional questions.

Congratulations 2017 graduates!
General Social Sciences · McKenzie Hall  · 541-346-7584  ·

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