Convocation ceremony

2019 University of Oregon Convocation

Join us for the UO's annual tradition to start the academic year.

Convocation Ceremony

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Matthew Knight Arena
Doors Open: 10:15 a.m.
Ceremony: 11 a.m.-Noon


Ceremony Program


Presidential Address

Faculty Keynote

Student Keynote

Closing remarks

Music provided by On the Rocks, Divisi, and the Oregon Marching Band

Ceremony Information

For Students

All new and returning students are invited to attend this traditional ceremony to start the academic year.

For Families

Families and other members of the campus community are invited to attend and join us in kicking off the academic year. For more information about Week of Welcome events for families, visit

For Faculty and Staff

All faculty and staff, including those new to campus, are invited to attend.

Clear Bag Policy

The University of Oregon's clear bag policy will apply during the Convocation Ceremony. Learn more about the policy and permitted bags at

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