Commencement 2017

Schedule of Events

 This information is also available as a Google calendar.

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


Friday, May 12, 2017

3 p.m.–5 p.m.
PAB 1st Floor 

Graduate cap and gown pickup.
Commencement Kickoff Celebration ticket pickup and purchase.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

12–5 p.m.
PAB 1st Floor 

Information Center
Graduate gown and Commencement Kickoff 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 14, 2017

2–5:30 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 in advance here or in person over the weekend.

Monday, May 15, 2017

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 16

8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Students Move out of Dorms