OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

General Information

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: Start time – 10:30 a.m.  (when the first graduates enter Reser Stadium)
Anticipated number of students participating in Commencement – Approx. 3,600
Anticipated number of guests – Approx. 25,000

READY TO GRADUATE?  Follow this handy TO-DO list to make sure you graduate on Time!

To participate in commencement, you must file an application for graduation with the Registrar’s office. You must also be a graduate or anticipated graduate of the Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Summer 2015 term or Fall, 2015.

Masters & PhD's must have completed their degree requirements by the Spring Term deadline to be eligible to attend the Spring 2015 ceremony.

If you are a Summer 2015 undergraduate degree candidate, the clearance of your degree will take place at the end of summer term. Likewise, if you are a Fall 2014 undergraduate degree candidate, the clearance for your degree will take place at the end of Fall Term.

Contact the Registrar’s office at 541-737-4331 or in 102 Kerr Administration Building if your plans change and you are unable to attend the ceremony.

The Registrar’s office will send important commencement information to all graduating students in April.

Security Information

Make sure you are prepared in advance for these security requirements

Time and Place

The commencement ceremony takes place on Saturday, June 13 starting at 10:30 a.m. (when graduates enter the stadium)

Cap and Gown

All candidates must wear traditional cap and gown. You can buy yours at Grad Fair, April 15 & 16, and at the OSU Beaverstore. To order by phone, call 800-595-0357 or by email at grad.shop@osubeaverstore.com

Diplomas

You will receive your diploma at commencement. However, this is based on Preliminary Grades and does NOT assure your degree will be awarded. This will be determined after final grades are awarded and the degree clearance processes are complete.

Should you decide not to attend the ceremony, you may pick up your diploma at the Registrar’s office beginning Monday, June 16. You may also have your diploma mailed.

Stadium Access and Seating

  • Guests may enter Reser Stadium through Gates A, B C and H at the corner of 26th Street and Ralph Miller Drive. (Ralph Miller Way will not have vehicle access 6am - 11am) | (26th Street will not have vehicle access 8am - 11am)
  • Gates open at 9:00am

Seating

No tickets are required. Available based on a first-come first-serve basis.  Gates open at 9:00 a.m.

Parking

You can view and download maps of parking and shuttle services here.

Processional Line Up

9:00 am       Processional Lineup:

Undergraduate candidates report to the MU quad

Graduate candidates report to the Clock Tower in the Valley Library Quad

10:05              Procession begins from Jefferson Street in front of Kerr Administration Building

Marshals will give you instructions and place you in correct numerical order. You must maintain your exact order in line to ensure you get your diploma. An information booth can give you directions or answer questions.

For more information about Processional Line Up please see the Lineup webpages

President’s Reception

President Ray invites graduates, members of their families and guests to a reception at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom immediately following the Commencement Ceremony.  This reception features light refreshments and great photo opportunities

Photographs

GradImages™, the official Commencement photographer, will photograph all graduates at the ceremony. After Commencement, you can view pictures online at www.gradimages.com/oregonstateuniversity or call the customer service department at 800-261-2576. Complete a registration card with your email address during the line up, and GradImages will email picture proofs within 24 hours after the ceremony..

Commencement Video

Preserve your graduation memories with a DVD copy of the commencement ceremony.

Assistance for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who may need accommodations at commencement should contact the Registrar’s office.

Assistance for Guests with Disabilities or Medical Needs

Assistance is available to accommodate guests with a hearing loss, mobility challenges and accessible seating and parking needs. Guests who are sensitive to outdoor conditions or would be more comfortable in auditorium seating may view the televised ceremony from the club section of Reser Stadium. Call the Commencement Hotline at 541-737-9390 for details or by email at Disability.Services@oregonstate.edu

Alcohol and Smoking

Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited in Reser Stadium. Please do not bring alcohol to the lineup, processional or ceremony.