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June 14, 2017

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 ghill3@uoregon.edu 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 ghill3@uoregon.edu 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 gssadvisor@uoregon.edu with any additional questions.

Congratulations 2017 graduates!
General Social Sciences · McKenzie Hall  · 541-346-7584  · gssadvisor@uregon.edu
May 5, 2017

GSS Survey 1st Round of Winners Announced!!!

2017 GSS Survey 1st Round Drawing Winners!!!

Thank you to all who have completed the GSS Student Surveys! If you have not yet completed your survey, please check your UO email for your survey link: the survey closes in the beginning of June and there are still multiple chances left to win a gift card to Amazon.com.

Congratulations to senior Roark Hart and junior Joshua Gaylord!

Roark won a $75 Amazon gift card and Joshua won a $50 Amazon gift card in the first round of prize drawings!

For senior students who indicated an interest in focus group participation, you will be contacted within the next two weeks for your availability. As a reminder, all focus group participants will receive a $20 gift card to Amazon, Market of Choice, or Target (the participant gets to choose) in exchange for one hour of time spent actively participating in a GSS concentration area-based focus group. Students must complete the survey to be eligible for focus group participation.

The feedback we receive through the surveys and focus groups provides us with the opportunity to get to know the needs, goals, and habits of GSS majors and we encourage every student in GSS to make their voice heard through participating in this process!

 Thank you for your participation!
April 6, 2017

Are You a Graduating GSS Senior

You are invited to attend the General Social Sciences commencement ceremony.*  It will be held on MONDAY, June 19, 2017, at 4:00 pm on the EMU Green (East Lawn).  Your family and friends are invited.  Light food and refreshments will be served following the ceremony at the EMU.  For additional information leading up to the ceremony or for the day of the event, see the FAQ page or the Student Instructions sheet located on the GSS Commencement page.

*If you are 16 credits or less away from completing your degree after spring term, you are eligible to walk in the GSS Spring commencement.

If you are planning to attend the GSS commencement, please RSVP online or on the GSS Commencement page by Friday, May 19th, 2017.  You may still register after May 19th  but your name may not appear in our program.

For information about the UO Commencement Ceremony, Monday, June 19, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Matthew Knight Arena, click here. Interested in becoming a student speaker?  Send a 3-5 minute written speech or link to a recorded speech to commencement@uoregon.edu by Monday, May 8. Topics can include: Activism and Involvement, Leaving a Legacy, Your UO Experience.

Undergraduate deadline for Spring degree is Sunday, April 30, 2017; apply using Duckweb.

***If you are 16 credits or less away from completing your degree after spring term, you are eligible to walk in the GSS Spring commencement.***


Upcoming Events

April 10-13 Grad Fair: Hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Representatives will be present from Josten’s, Elite Frames, University Frames, CB Announcements, The UO Alumni Association and Grad Images Photography.  This is the ideal time for all Students to take care of their graduation needs.  The Duck Store is generally busiest on the final day so they encourage Students to attend early in the week.  April 14, 2017 – Grad packages available online at students.UODuckStore.com

The Duck Store 895 East 13th Avenue Eugene, OR 97401

You’re about to join the ranks of proud Oregon alum! The Duck Store is here to help you celebrate your big day. Regalia, rings, announcements, diploma frames, memorabilia, and all the Duck gear you want are all in one place, just for you.

January 12, 2017

College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships and Fellowships for Continuing Students

College of Arts and Sciences
Scholarships and Fellowships
for Continuing Students

Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

The College of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting online applications for the following GSS scholarships: Hazel Leonard Buck Scholarship ($1,000)
* Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
* Major in general social science
* Academic merit

Clayton and Sheryl Steinke General Social Sciences Scholarship ($1,000 – $3,000)
* Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
* Major in general social science
* Academic merit

The College of Arts and Sciences is also accepting online applications for additional scholarships, please visit CAS Scholarships for more information on each scholarship’s criteria, average award amounts, and a link to the online application. The application deadline is February 24, 2017.If you have any questions please contact the College of Arts and Sciences by e-mail at scholarships@cas.uoregon.edu or by phone at 541-346-3950.

October 11, 2016

Latinx Vote 2016

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The GSS department is proudly sponsoring the Latinx Vote 2016, Hosted by: GLAD Grupo Latino de Accion Directa.

Come and get to know the different political parties in
Lane County and their efforts to serve the Latinx community.

Vengan a conocer a los diferentes partidos politicos en el Condado de Lane y sus esfuerzos para servir al pueblo Latinx.

Please Join us Thursday October 13th, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm in Straub Hall Room 145

August 26, 2016

College Block – Week of Welcome

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Attention new students!  GSS will be tabling at the College Block during the Week of Welcome on Friday, September 23 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Click here for additional information.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 



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