3 p.m., Monday, June 17, Beall Concert Hall
You may walk in the ceremony if you have (1) applied for your degree, and (2) submitted an online RSVP attendance form. Spring graduates who have not completed these two steps may not walk in the ceremony and will not receive a diploma cover. The Beall Hall ceremony lasts approximately 1.5 hours. (Summer Commencement: Contact the Undergraduate or Graduate music office if you will be graduating in the summer. You may walk in either spring or summer ceremonies.)
Online Forms for Graduating Students
• RSVPs are due Friday, May 17, 2013. Please email your name, number of guests including yourself, and indicate if you are a Bachelor, Graduate or Dance student to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you miss the deadline, contact the Music Undergraduate or Graduate offices respectively or the Dance Department.
• Music: Exit Interview form (PDF)
• Dance: Exit Interview form (PDF)
Tickets are not required for the Beall Concert Hall ceremony. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to Beall Hall are scheduled to open by 2:30 p.m.
Student check-in and line-up will begin in music room 173 no later than 2:30 p.m. Line up in alphabetical order within these groups: Dance UG, Dance Master's, Music UG, Music Master's, Music Doctoral. Faculty will assemble in room 167. Everyone is encouraged to wear regalia.
Performers will file in with other graduating students in alphabetical order. Check in with David Mason before lining up. Additional instructions may be provided at the check-in desk.
Doctoral candidates will be hooded at the Beall Hall graduation ceremony at 3 p.m., not at the main Matthew Knight Arena commencement celebration event at 9 a.m.
The first several rows of the concert hall on the audience right side will be reserved for taking snapshots on a rotation basis while a graduating student is receiving congratulations from the Dean of the School of Music and Dance. Photographers are asked to move in and out quickly so that all may have the opportunity to photograph their graduating students. Please do not block the view of seated audience members.
A reception will be held immediately following the 3 p.m. Beall Hall graduation ceremony on the west lawn of the Frohnmayer Music Building.
Official diplomas are mailed approximately six weeks after graduation to the address listed on the Application for Degree form. To receive a spring degree, all materials necessary for the degree must be on file in the Office of the Registrar before the deadline. For further information, visit the Student Life website.
Awards for Excellence
During the final Student Forum at 1 p.m. in Beall Hall on Thursday, June 6, 2013, the Dean will present awards for excellence to music graduating students selected by the faculty. Dance Awards are presented at Spring Loft at 8 p.m. in the Dougherty Dance Theatre on Friday, June 7, 2013. Family and friends are welcome. University Awards are presented at an invitation luncheon in May. Graduates also will be honored in a photo display in the Bailey lounge and on the School of Music and Dance website. If you have been notified that you are receiving an award but are unable to attend the presentation ceremony, please let us know where we can send the framed certificate of honor (email@example.com).
Beall Concert Hall Disability Services
Guests who need wheelchair-accessible seating or other easy-access seating in Beall Hall, or who would like an assisted listening device for the 3 p.m. ceremony, are asked to call or email David Mason, (541) 346-5679, firstname.lastname@example.org, by June 1 to make arrangements.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at the ceremony. No food or drink is permitted in Beall Concert Hall.
For more information about the School of Music and Dance graduation ceremony, call (541) 346-3761.
For more information on the main University of Oregon Graduation Celebration Ceremony held at 9:30 a.m. at Matthew Knight Arena (assembly at 8:30 a.m. at Johnson Hall, Duckwalk to Matthew Knight Arena at 9:00 a.m.), or other general information, call (541) 346-3216 or visit the Student Life website.
The 2014 UO Graduation will be on Monday, June 16 and the 2014 SOMD Graduation will be Saturday, June 14.