Follow this handy to-do list to make sure you graduate as planned.

1. Reserve your place at the ceremony.

To participate in Commencement, you must register and have an application to graduate on file. To register, go to and log in, click on Commencement Attendance Confirmation in the “My Student Stuff” block. You must be a graduate (or anticipated graduate) of one of the following terms: summer 2016, fall 2016, winter 2017, spring 2017 or summer 2017. Undergraduates with anticipated graduation in fall 2017 are also eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

The deadline to register for Commencement and have your name in the printed Commencement program is April 28. The last date to register for Commencement participation is June 2.  If your plans change and you are unable to attend the ceremony, please return to MyOSU and cancel your attendance confirmation.  Should you decide not to attend Commencement but are eligible to receive your diploma, you may pick up your diploma at the Registrar’s Office beginning June 19 at noon. To have your diploma mailed, go to, complete and submit the Diploma Mailing Request form.

2. Attend the Grad Fair.

The Grad Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 24-25 in the OSU Beaver Store. This is your opportunity to get information about the ceremony and make contact with the OSU Alumni Association. You can also buy your cap and gown, class ring and commencement announcements. Visit for additional information.

3. Review your MyDegrees audit with your advisor.

Undergraduate Candidates: Review your graduation audit in MyDegrees to check that you are on track meet graduation requirements in the term you have applied for graduation. Contact your advisor should you have questions.

If you are a summer or fall 2017 undergraduate candidate, the evaluation of your degree will take place after your anticipated graduation term ends. However, you may still participate in the Commencement ceremony.

Graduate Candidates: Check requirements and deadlines at

4. Ensure all your course work is complete and on record.

For spring term graduates to be eligible to receive a diploma at Commencement, all incomplete grades for required courses must be resolved and transfer credits must be on file before May 12.

All credits from transfer institutions that are required for your degree must be on file before May 12.

All incomplete grades for courses included in the completion of institutional and/or major degree requirements must be resolved. All I/Alternate Grades that are pending at the time the degree is conferred will revert to the alternate grade. You should resolve all I/Alternate Grades before degrees are conferred at the end of the term in which you have applied to graduate. For more information, go to

5. Review preliminary grades for the spring term.

Undergraduate Candidates: Oregon State faculty will post preliminary grades to graduating spring term students by May 12. If your ability to graduate is in question, your advisor or the Registrar’s Office will notify you. If your status is in question, you may still take part in Commencement. However, based on your final grades, you may receive a certificate of participation instead of your diploma.  

Graduate Candidates: Grades will be reported to the Graduate School. If you’re a graduate candidate, you may participate in Commencement and receive your diploma only if all of your degree requirements are completed by the spring term deadline.  Graduate students completing degree requirements summer term may also participate with agreement of their major professor.  For detailed requirements, see “commencement requirements” at