Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Time: Start time – 10:30 a.m. (when the first graduates enter Reser Stadium)
Anticipated number of students participating in Commencement – Approx. 2,500
Anticipated number of guests – Approx. 20,000
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 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Summer 2013 term or Fall, 2013.
Masters & PhD's must have completed their degree requirements by the Spring Term deadline to be eligible to attend the Spring 2013 ceremony.
If you are a Summer 2013 undergraduate degree candidate, the clearance of your degree will take place at the end of summer term. Likewise, if you are a Fall 2013 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.
Make sure you are prepared in advance for these security requirements.
The commencement ceremony takes place on Saturday, June 15 starting at 10:30 a.m. (when graduates enter the stadium)
All candidates must wear traditional cap and gown. You can buy yours at Grad Fair, April 16 & 17, and at the OSU Bookstore after April 17. To order by phone, call 800-595-0357. For questions, please contact Trish Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 17. You may also have your diploma mailed.
No tickets are required. Available based on a first-come first-serve basis. Gates open at 9:00 a.m.
You can view and download maps of parking and shuttle services here.
9:00 am Processional Lineup:
Undergraduate candidates report to the MU quad
Graduate candidates report to the Valley Library quad
10:05 Procession begins from Valley Library Quad
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
Immediately following the ceremony, President and Mrs. Ray will host a reception for new graduates and their guests at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. All are welcome.
GradImages™, the official Commencement photographer, will photograph all graduates at the ceremony. After Commencement, you can view pictures online at gradimages.com 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..
Preserve your graduation memories with a DVD copy of the commencement ceremony.
Students with disabilities who may need accommodations at commencement should contact the Registrar’s office.
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.
Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited in Reser Stadium. Please do not bring alcohol to the lineup, processional or ceremony.