SOMD Commencement

School of Music and Dance Spring 2022 Graduation Ceremony

Commencement activities will be held as in-person events this year. 

Monday, June 13, 2022

9:00 AM
UO Main Commencement Ceremony for the Graduating Classes of 2022, 2021, & 2020
Autzen Stadium 
RSVP required please visit  
Ceremony will be Live-Streamed.

1:00 PM
SOMD Commencement Ceremony for the Graduating Class of 2022
Beall Concert Hall 
Tickets Required (See details below)
Ceremony will be Live-Streamed. 

2:30 PM
SOMD Commencement Reception 
West Lawn Outside of Beall Concert Hall 

4:00 PM
SOMD Commencement Ceremony for the Graduating Classes of 2020 & 2021
Beall Concert Hall 
Tickets Required (See details below)
Ceremony will be Live-Streamed. 

To participate in either ceremony graduates of the class of 2022, and returning classes of 2020 & 2021 need to:  

Guest Ticket Information and Policy 

** Due to the size of our 2022 graduating class, seating in Beall Hall will reach capacity. Each student who registers to participate in our commencement ceremony may reserve two guest tickets in Beall Hall. Overflow seating will be available in the Music Building where the ceremony will be live-streamed.  

  • Graduation tickets are released to be claimed in two waves. 
  • In the first wave, only two (2) tickets can be claimed by each graduate. 
  • In the second wave, a graduate may claim up to two (2) more tickets, based on availability.
  • The first wave is Tuesday, May 10 - Thursday, June 2 
  • Graduates must use promo code GRAD22 to secure seats.
  • Graduate will use their own name for the account in which the tickets are registered.
  • Those who reserve more than two (2) seats will have additional tickets/orders cancelled.
  • Tickets will be sent electronically on Saturday, June 11. 
  • The second wave is Monday, June 6 - Friday, June 10 
  • At this time, two (2) more tickets may be claimed, based on availability.
  • Tickets will be sent electronically on Saturday, June 11.

On the Day of the Ceremony

  • Any tickets not redeemed 15 minutes before the ceremony starts will be released on a first come first serve basis to anyone without a ticket. 
  • If your gust is late, and their ticket is reassigned, they will be invited to watch the ceremony in the overflow area where the ceremony will be live-streamed. 
  • Overflow and family-friendly seating will be located in Thelma Schnitzer Hall (room 163). 
  • Doors to both Beall Concert Hall and the overflow room are scheduled to open at 12:15 p.m. 
  • SPECIAL SEATING ACCOMMODATIONS must be arranged by speaking with the SOMD Facilities Office directly. Please contact

Eligibility to Participate 

You may participate in the 2022 SOMD ceremony if you have: 

  1. Graduated Fall 2021 or Winter 2022; Or will complete your degree requirements in Summer 2022; Or applied for your degree for Spring 2022. 
  2. Completed the 2022 SOMD Commencement Qualtrics Survey by Monday, May 16. This is NOT your degree application. 

Students graduating in 2022 who do not complete these two steps run the risk of not participating in the ceremony or may not receive guest tickets.

FOR SUMMER COMMENCEMENT: Contact the Music Undergraduate or Graduate Advising offices if you will be completing your degree requirements in the upcoming Summer or Fall 2022 Terms for permission to walk in the Spring 2022 ceremony. Neither the UO nor the SOMD holds a summer commencement ceremony.