Commencement 2016

Schedule of Events

Questions? Call the conference and events planning office at 503/777-7522 or e-mail

A Google calendar version of this schedule is available here.

Friday, May 13, 2016

3 p.m.–5 p.m.
PAB 1st Floor 

Graduate cap and gown pickup.
Meal ticket pickup and purchase.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

12–5 p.m.
PAB 1st Floor 

Information Center
Graduate gown and ticket pickup or purchase.

2 p.m.
Student Union

Mandatory Rehearsal
All graduating students planning to participate in the commencement ceremony must attend.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

2–7 p.m.
PAB 1st Floor 

Information Center
Graduate gown and ticket pickup or purchase.

5:30–7 p.m.: Dinner
7–8:30 p.m.: Music

Gray Campus Center Quad (rain or shine)

Commencement Kickoff Celebration
Enjoy dinner, live music, and dancing during this festive celebration for graduates, families, and friends. Tickets are required. Each graduating student will receive a complimentary ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased throughout the weekend at the information center for $20 per adult, $10 per child, ages 3–10.

Buy tickets here.

Monday, May 16, 2016

8:30–10:30 a.m.
Gray Campus Center Commons

Commencement Breakfast
Graduating students and their parents, families, and friends are invited to join us for commencement breakfast. A full menu will be available à la carte. Graduating students are guests of the college and receive a complimentary voucher for this event. Cash and credit cards will be accepted for all other attendees.

9:45 a.m.
Student Union

Graduating students report to enrobe and assemble for commencement.

11 a.m.
Tent in front of Eliot Hall

Commencement Ceremony
General seating. Tickets are not required. There is no limit to the number of family and friends who may attend.

Following Commencement
Gray Campus Center Quad (rain or shine)

All are invited. Seating will be available in the Student Union. It is a good idea to pre-arrange a meeting place with your graduate for this busy event.

Tuesday, May 17

8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Students Move out of Dorms