One Hundred Forty-Sixth Annual Commencement • 10:30 a.m. • Reser Stadium
Saturday, June 13, 2015

9:00 a.m. Reser Stadium Gates Open

9:00 a.m. - Processional Lineup:

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

candidates report to the MU quad to line up
Graduate candidates report to the Clock Tower in the Valley Library Quad

9:50 a.m. Line up moves into processional location

10:05 a.m. Procession begins

10:30 a.m. Procession enters Reser Stadium

Music Prelude
Light Cavalry Overture
by Franz von Suppe
March from Symphonic Metamorphosis by Paul Hindemith
America the Beautiful by Samuel Ward
OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Dr. Christopher C. Chapman, conductor

Doctoral and Master’s Degree Candidates:
    Fanfare for the Common Man
by Aaron Copland
Baccalaureate Candidates:
    Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 by Edward Elgar
    OSU School Songs Medley arranged by Christopher Chapman
    Eternal Father Strong to Save by Claude T. Smith
    Block M March by Jerry Bilik
    Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst

11:05 a.m. 145th Commencement ceremony begins
The audience remains seated throughout the Processional, but rises when the Colors approaches the front of stadium and through the posting of Colors  by members of the Oregon State University Reserve Officer Training Corps & singing of the National Anthem

The National Anthem
Accompanied by OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Opening Remarks
Edward J. Ray, Ph.D., President, Oregon State University

Taylor Sarman
President, Associated Students of Oregon State University

Greetings from Oregon State University Board of Trustees
Representative of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees

Conferring of Honorary Doctorate
Howard K. Koh, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership and Director of the Leading Change Studio at the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health

Commencement Address
Howard K. Koh, Ph.D.

Welcome to the Class of 2015

Alma Mater
The audience is invited to rise and join in the singing of the Alma Mater composed by Homer Maris, M.S., Class of 1918.

Recognition of Academic Distinction
Sabah Randhawa, Ph.D., Executive Vice President & Provost

Commissioning of Officers of the United States Armed Forces

Faculty Sanate Approval of Candidates
Michael Bailey, Ph.D

Profile of Graduates
Susan Brubaker-Cole, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Oregon State University

Presentation, Conferring and Distribution of Degrees

Presentation of Doctorate Degrees
Brenda McComb, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School
Conferring of Advanced Degrees
President Ray

Presentation of Master’s Degrees
Dean McComb

Conferring of Master’s Degrees
President Ray

Presentation of Baccalaureate Diplomas
Dean of each academic unit presents Baccalaureate degrees

Conferring of Baccalaureate Degrees
President Ray

Diploma Distribution (in the following order)

  • Doctoral Degrees
  • Master’s Degrees
  • Baccalaureate Degrees

NOTE: Once graduates receive their diplomas, they are welcome to leave the stadium and meet friends & family members by Parker Plaza outside the stadium.

1:45 p.m. (approximate time) Ceremony ends.

President Ray is pleased to meet graduates and members of their families and guests at a reception in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom immediately following the Commencement exercises.