One Hundred Forty-Fifth Annual Commencement • 10:30 a.m. • Reser Stadium
Saturday, June 14, 2014

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
Performed by Melissa Simpson, Oregon State University Department of Music
Accompanied by OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble

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

T. Brett Deedon, President, Associated Students of Oregon State University, Class of 2014, (Microbiology)

Paul Kelly, Representative of the Oregon University System

Conferring of Honorary Doctorate
Conferred by President Ray
Ann A. Kiessling, PhD, Class of 1971, Director of the Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation

Commencement Address
Ann A. Kiessling, PhD, Class of 1971

Welcome to the Class of 2014
Linda Hirneise, President, OSU Alumni Association, (Class of 1975, Business Education), Partner and Executive Director of Global Travel and Hospitality (retired), J.D. Power and Associates

Alma Mater
Performed by Melissa Simpson, Oregon State University Department of Music.
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

Profile of Graduates
Larry D. Roper, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Oregon State University

Presentation & Conferring of Degrees
W. Daniel Edge, Ph.D., President, OSU Faculty Senate, Department Head and Professor of Wildlife Sciences

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.