Safety reminders for Commencement Day and summer break
Safety reminders for Commencement Day and summer break
Quick Quack
Thursday, June 15, 2023
With commencement and summer approaching, the University of Oregon wants to emphasize the importance of staying safe. Learn how to best prepare for commencement, and refresh yourself on some of the university’s top safety services.
The 2023 commencement ceremony is set to celebrate our graduating Ducks on Tuesday, June 20. With as many as 30,000 people attending the big day, here are a few things to consider:
  • All graduating students participating in the Gra(n)d Entrance must be present at Autzen Stadium by 8:15 a.m. Anyone arriving after that time may be denied entry to the field.
  • No food or drinks will be allowed on the field. Students will be asked to dispose of or recycle any food or drinks before entering the Autzen gates to go onto the field.
  • Commencement is a substance-free event. Substances brought into the stadium will be confiscated immediately.
  • The turf at Autzen Stadium can be challenging to walk on. Be mindful of your choice of footwear and consider tennis shoes or flats.
  • Be sure to lock your car after you park and leave all valuables at home. 
  • Graduates, please explore post-graduation services and resources offered to you by the University Career Center.
  • The UO Police Department offers general crime prevention tips on their website.
  • Bike theft is the number one crime on campus. Always lock your bike, and register your bike for free through Project 529. Law enforcement can help return your bike if it is stolen.
  • Check out the UOPD's campus crime information to keep tabs on what's happening in the UO community. The crime log is updated daily.
  • Contact the UOPD for more information through their non-emergency line: 541-346-2919.
  • If the heat has you heading to the river to cool off, be sure to follow these water safety tips.
  • Be alert when walking at night. View the virtual Safety at Night map for the best-lit routes and approximately 60 emergency phones all over campus.
  • If you don't feel safe walking alone, the UO Police Department provides safety escorts to and from any campus location 24/7. Call 541-346-2919 to request an escort. 
  • Requests for incomplete grades must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16.
  • The application is now open for the Student Parent Summer Housing Subsidy, which can cover up to $500 of housing expenses for those who are eligible. The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 22, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • In response to a state directive, the UO is collecting data to help address disparities that can impede the academic success of student parents.
  • Ducks Give raised $1.8 million from nearly 1,500 gifts during the May donation drive.

That's a wrap on spring term! Quick Quacks will be sent out once a month during the summer. Watch your inbox for the next newsletter on Thursday, July 6.
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When the UO opened in 1876, enrollment was 177 students. The UO’s first commencement had five graduating students.
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