UO Convocation

Convocation images

Matthew Knight Arena | Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 3:30 P.M.

You’re invited to Convocation, an annual ceremony where all Ducks flock to welcome new students and faculty to the UO! Convocation calls together the whole campus community to celebrate the engaging, innovative, and intellectually curious environment in which our students, faculty, and staff thrive. It is one of the UO’s proudest traditions and the culminating event of Week of Welcome. If graduation concludes of your degree work, Convocation starts it. We hope you will join us in this campus-wide celebration of academic excellence!

New Students

All new students should plan to attend Convocation. Please join your hallmates and attend together.

New Faculty

New tenure-track faculty will be introduced at Convocation and are invited to join UO’s leadership and current faculty for a welcome reception prior to the ceremony. Please RSVP by September 15 by emailing Cora Bennett.

During new faculty orientation, we will have a photographer take portraits of those planning to attend Convocation. If you do not already have your own regalia, please order yours from the UO Duck Store.

Current Students

All UO students are welcome and encouraged to attend Convocation and welcome the Class of 2020. 

Current Faculty and Staff

All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the processional. Any member of the UO community who has a bachelor’s degree or higher is invited to wear academic regalia for this event. You may place your order directly with the UO Duck Store.