Graduation Application Information

For information on UO Commencement, see Commencement (Graduation).

If you are interested in applying for concurrent degrees, please visit our site for concurrent degree information and restrictions.

All Degrees

All grade changes, removal of incompletes, major/minor changes, and transfer work necessary for completion of degree requirements must be on file in the Office of the Registrar by the Wednesday of the week following the grading deadline of your graduation term. Corrections to the academic record, including change of grade or removal of incompletes need to be made before the awarding of the degree. Note: Deadlines for graduate students are earlier; refer to the Division of Graduate Studies website for more information.

All requirements for all majors, all minors, and any certificates must be completed in order to be awarded your degree. Incomplete majors and minors cannot be completed after your degree has been awarded.

Applying for Bachelor's Degrees

Students who plan to receive a bachelor's degree should complete the on-line application for graduation via DuckWeb.  The instructions are as follows:

  • Log into DuckWeb and click on the link for Student Menu.
  • Click on the link Undergraduate Graduation Application.
  • Verify the personal information listed.  Please ensure that a Diploma Mailing Address is listed.
  • Verify and update the Diploma Information.  
  • Choose your Expected Graduation Term.
  • What name should be printed on your diploma?  Please add your middle name and a suffix, if appropriate.  Click the Continue button.
  • Verify the information that you provided.
  • If the information is correct, please click on Submit this Application button.

Students can apply anytime beginning four terms prior to the graduation term. Students should apply during the first few weeks of the term prior to their graduation term; this permits timely updating of degree guides, allowing students to plan or change their final term course schedule to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

When applying to graduate in DuckWeb, please enter the name that you would like printed on your diploma.  The default name is the name on your official student record.  The name can be updated as appropriate for you.  This includes adding your middle name and suffix such as Jr. or Sr.  If you need to adjust your diploma name after the graduation application has been submitted, please email us from your UO email with your request.

The deadline to apply for graduation is Sunday at midnight after the fourth week of classes. At that point, DuckWeb will no longer allow students to apply for graduation online.  Students must use the Change to the Graduation Application Term form below to be added to the current term's graduation application after the deadline. 

Declaring an Undergraduate Certificate

If you are taking courses and working towards earning an undergraduate certificate, please use the button below this section to add the certificate to the current graduation application. Please work directly with the appropriate department to ensure all requirements for your undergraduate certification will be met on time. Please note, degrees are only conferred when all general education, major(s), minor(s), and certificate requirements have been met. If you have declared a certificate and have not completed the requirements, your entire graduation application will be denied.

Available Undergraduate Certificates

  • Educational Foundations: Secondary
  • Film Studies
  • Folklore
  • Global Business
  • Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT)
  • Special Education
  • Teaching Dancing
  • Writing/Public Speaking/Critical Reasoning

**Do not declare an undergraduate certificate unless you are completing the needed requirements to earn one.

Declare Undergraduate Certificate

Early Summer Conferral

Law and undergraduate students who have applied for Summer graduation may have the opportunity to opt for the earlier Summer conferral date.  The web form below will open on the first day of Spring term and will be closed on Friday of week 4 Summer term.  Late requests will not be approved.

The following must be completed in order to qualify for early Summer conferral:

  • No pending changes to Summer grades or past term/semester grades
  • No pending major and/or minor changes
  • No pending petitions (registration or ARC)
  • If applicable, no outstanding transfer work

The deadline to have all requirements completed for undergraduates is Friday of week 4. Graduation processing will be completed by the end of week 6, with diplomas being ordered and mailed by mid-August. For Law students, all requirements must be completed by Thursday of week 7 of the semester. Graduation processing will be completed by the end of week 7, with diplomas being ordered and mailed after all graduation applications have been reviewed. Your official transcript will display your awarded degree with honors, major(s) and minor(s) listed.

Early Summer Conferral Request

Changes to the Graduation Application

Undergraduate Application - Term Changes

Late Add - moving the graduation application into the current term:

If you have missed the deadline to fill out the current term's graduation application in DuckWeb, please complete the following actions.

  1. Apply to graduate via DuckWeb for the next available term.
  2. Use the Request Change to Graduation Application web form button below to make the request to move your degree application to the current term.

Pull or Cancel your current graduation application:

If you have applied for a term that is sooner or later than when your requirements will be finished, please complete the following actions.

  1. Use the Request Change to Graduation Application web form button below to make the request to pull your current degree application.
  2. Once the request is processed, please apply to graduate via DuckWeb for the term in which you will have completed all requirements.

Updating Diploma Name

If you need to update the name that will print on your diploma, please use the Request Change to Graduation Application web form button below.

Diploma names cannot include appellations.  For example, Sir, Doctor, or Sargent.  Do not include parentheses around part of the diploma name.  For example, Jonathan (John) Student.

Updating Diploma Mailing Address

Changes to the diploma mailing address are completed in DuckWeb.  Please follow these steps:

  1. Log into DuckWeb
  2. Click on Personal Information tab
  3. Use the link Personal Information Application
  4. Within the Address box, click the Add New icon (right side)
  5. For Type of Address choose RO Diploma address
  6. Type in your new diploma mailing address and click add

Request Change to Graduation Application

Diploma Pickup

Newly awarded students can request to pick up their diploma in office. Please complete the Request Diploma Pickup webform. DuckID login is required. You will be notified by email, through your UO webmail, when your diploma is ready for pickup. Photo ID is required for diploma pickup.  Diploma orders are made about two weeks after your degree has been awarded.  Your graduation application status can be viewed in DuckWeb.

Diplomas will be held in the office for 30 days.  At which time, the diploma will be mailed to the diploma address on file.  If a diploma address is not listed in DuckWeb, it will be mailed to the permanent address.  Please let us know if you need additional time to pick up or would prefer the diploma mailed.  Reach out to our Graduation Team at

Request Diploma Pickup

Latin Honors

Graduating seniors who have earned at least 90 credits in residence at the University of Oregon and have successfully completed all other university degree requirements are eligible for graduation with Latin honors. The Office of the Registrar computes Latin honors upon graduation. The Latin Honor distinction will be printed on the diploma and UO transcript.

The Latin honors cumulative GPA levels for each academic year are determined by rounding the previous five-year running average to the first decimal point. To view the Latin Honor ranges for the current school year, please click here.

Note: post baccalaureate students are not eligible.

Departmental Honors

Departmental honors are awarded to students at the time of graduation for those who meet specific requirements set by the department. Not all departments offer departmental honors. Please see your major department to inquire about departmental honors requirements. Awarded honors are printed on both the diploma and official transcript.

Departmental Partners:

Please use the Degree with Departmental Honors Notification Form to submit your departmental honors. If there are more than 12 students with honors for a term, submit the form multiple times. The form is due to the Office of the Registrar by the Wednesday of the week following the grading deadline of the quarter. Late submissions may not be approved. Please submit the form even if your department is not awarding departmental honors for the current quarter.

Let us know if you have questions –

Degree with Departmental Honors
Notification Form

Degree Awarding - Have you checked your Degree Guide lately?

The best way to ensure that your degree is awarded in a timely manner is to confirm that your requirements show as complete on your Degree Guide.

  • Follow up with your advisors if major(s)/minor(s) are incomplete.
  • You will not be able to graduate if your University General Education requirements are incomplete.
  • All grade changes, transfer course work, and UO study abroad course work (both documented by an official transcript) must be received within 30-days after the date of conferral in order to be awarded in the current term.
  • Degree status can be viewed in Duckweb by selecting "View Degree Application Status." You will be notified of the results of the degree application review.
  • Commencement is the graduation ceremony.  It is not the awarding of degrees.  Students who have not completed their requirements or have been awarded their degrees can participate in the spring University Commencement Ceremony.  Please visit the Commencement office's site for additional information. 

Degree Verification

We understand that many students need to verify degree completion as soon as possible for various reasons (employment, graduate school, Teach for America, SACM, etc.); however, the Office of the Registrar is unable to verify degree completion until your degree has officially been awarded. Once your degree has been awarded, if you need to show evidence of your degree to a third party you can do so using your official transcript. Diplomas are mailed out a number of weeks after the awarding of degrees.

Diploma Information

Your diploma lists your name (as you requested it to appear), the degree awarded, the date of your degree, and your school or college. Undergraduate diplomas do not list majors or minors. Your official transcript will show the degree awarded, major(s) and minor(s).

Your diploma is mailed by a third party processor. Diplomas will be mailed out approximately three weeks after we have awarded your degree to the diploma address listing in Duckweb. If you do not have a diploma address listed, your diploma will be mailed to the permanent address we have on file.  Diplomas that are returned to the Office of the Registrar due to an undeliverable address will be hold for 90 days.

Advanced Degrees

Graduate students planning to receive an advanced degree or graduate certificate must file an online application for advanced degree no later than the end of the second week of classes in the term of completion.

The information regarding applying for advanced degrees is available at the Division of Graduation Studies.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to

Division of Graduate Studies
170 Susan Campbell Hall
1219 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1219
(541) 346-5129

Doctor of Jurisprudence

Students who plan to receive a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree must complete the on-line application for graduation via DuckWeb.

Contact the Law School for more information:

Law School Registrar
1221 University of Oregon
School of Law
Eugene, OR 97403-1221
(541) 346-3852

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