A Worldwide, virtual celebration
Commencement 2021 Will Be Virtual
We continue to carefully monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic locally, throughout Oregon, nationally and internationally. While more people are being vaccinated every day, we do not believe it is possible within anticipated state and local health guidelines to plan any large in-person events as early as June. For many reasons, including the ability of family and friends of graduating students to plan possible travel and lodging, we believe it is important to announce a decision now regarding 2021 Commencement. Due to continuing public health concerns related to COVID-19, the 2021 Commencement ceremonies for both the Corvallis and Bend campuses will be conducted virtually. While extremely disappointing, this decision was made with health and safety as the university’s top priority.
Although virtual, we commit to enable engaging, student-driven Commencement events with personal touches that allow you to be featured if you choose to participate this way. Our sincere hope is that someday in the future, we will be able to invite both 2020 and 2021 graduates back for in-person celebrations. We cannot commit to when that might be, but we look forward to those events!
Commencement 2021 will take place on Saturday, June 12 for Corvallis and Ecampus students. The virtual events will begin with the university’s main commencement celebration from 10:30-11:30 a.m. PDT, followed by pre-recorded school and college ceremonies.
The OSU Cascades commencement will take place on June 13 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.
How to Participate
Graduates invited to participate in this year's virtual commencement must RSVP by May 15. Graduates will be invited to prepare a slide thru GradPak on the dates listed below.
Summer ’20 thru Winter ’21, and Spring ’21 grads notified on April 6 can submit a slide now. Late adds for Spring ’21 and Summer ’21 grads will be invited on April 25th.
Click here for FAQs regarding how to prepare your graduation slide.
Schedule your graduation photo with LifeTouch photographers on campus on April 28 or 29. Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Caps and gowns will be provided. Bring your stole or cords.