One Hundred Forty-Eighth Annual Commencement • 10:30 a.m. • Reser Stadium
Saturday, June 17, 2017

9:00 a.m. Reser Stadium gates open

9:00 a.m. Processional lineup:

Undergraduate candidates report to the Memorial Union Quad
Graduate candidates report to the Clock Tower, Valley Library Quad

9:50 a.m. Lineup moves into processional location

10:05 a.m. Procession begins

10:30 a.m. Procession enters Reser Stadium

Music Prelude
In Storm and Sunshine by John Clifford Heed
Downey Overture
by Oscar Navarro
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 March No. 1 by Edward Elgar;
    OSU School Songs Medley
arranged by Christopher Chapman;
    The Chimes of Liberty
by Edwin Franko Goldman
    Centennial Celebration
by John Carnahan
    Second Suite in F
by Gustav Holst;
    Procession of the Nobles
by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

11:05 a.m. 148th Commencement ceremony begins
The audience remains seated throughout the Processional, but rises when the Colors approach the front of the stage and remains standing through the posting of Colors by members of the Oregon State University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and the singing of the National Anthem.

The National Anthem
Performed by TBA
Accompanied by the OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble

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

Greetings from the Board of Trustees of Oregon State University
Patricia V. Reser (Class of 1960, Elementary Education), Chair, Board of Trustees; Chairman of the Board, Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc.

Conferring of Honorary Doctorate
Conferred by President Ray

Commencement Address

Rachel Grisham, President, Associated Students of Oregon State University

Alma Mater
Performed by TBA
Accompanied by the OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble
The audience is invited to rise and join in the singing of the Alma Mater, composed by Homer Maris, M.S., Class of 1918.

Welcome to the Class of 2017
Wade Westhoff, President, OSU Alumni Association

Profile of Graduates
Susie Brubaker-Cole, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Recognition of Academic Distinction
Ed Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President

Commissioning of Officers of the United States Armed Forces
Commisioned by TBA

Faculty Senate Approval of Candidates
Bob Mason, President, OSU Faculty Senate

Presentation and Conferring of Degrees

Presentation of Doctoral Degrees
Jennifer Dennis, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School

Conferring of Doctoral Degrees
President Ray

Presentation of Master’s Degrees
President Ray

Conferring of Master’s Degrees
Dean Dennis

Presentation of Baccalaureate Degrees
The dean of each college presents Baccalaureate Degrees

Conferring of Baccalaureate Degrees
President Ray

Diploma Distribution
Doctoral Diplomas
Master’s Diplomas
Baccalaureate Diplomas

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

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

President Ray invites graduates and members of their families and guests to a reception at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom immediately following the Commencement ceremony.