9:00 a.m. Reser Stadium Gates Open
9:00 a.m. - Processional Lineup:
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Undergraduate 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
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
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
Edward J. Ray, Ph.D., President, Oregon State University
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
Howard K. Koh, Ph.D.
Welcome to the Class of 2015
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 Master’s Degrees
Conferring of Master’s Degrees
Presentation of Baccalaureate Diplomas
Dean of each academic unit presents Baccalaureate degrees
Conferring of Baccalaureate Degrees
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.