One Hundred Forty-Seventh Annual Commencement • 10:30 a.m. • Reser Stadium
Saturday, June 11, 2016

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
Dance of the Jesters by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Celebration Overture by Paul Creston
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
    Eternal Father Strong to Save by Claude T. Smith
    Block M March by Jerry Bilik
    Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst
    Four Scottish Dances by Malcolm Arnold

11:05 a.m. 147th 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
Accompanied by the OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble

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

Carrie Huber, President, Associated Students of 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

Welcome to the Class of 2016

Alma Mater
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.

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

Commissioning of Officers of the United States Armed Forces

Faculty Senate Approval of Candidates
President, OSU Faculty Senate; Professor of Computer Science, College of Engineering

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

Presentation and Conferring of Degrees

Presentation of Doctoral Degrees
Brenda McComb, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School

Conferring of Doctoral Degrees
President Ray

Presentation of Master’s Degrees
President Ray

Conferring of Master’s Degrees
Dean McComb

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.