congratulations Osu graduates!

The 2019 commencement ceremony marks Oregon State University's 150th commencement ceremony. These graduates join a long legacy dating back to 1868, and the global family of Oregon State University alumni, more than 200,000 strong. We are immensely proud of our alumni and faculty who contribute to the rich history of our great land grant institution.


"For the last 150 years, this university and its graduates have been called upon to improve the lives of others.  While Oregon is our home, our mission has broadened with the breadth and depth of our academic programs, research, creative work, and service activities to include all reaches of the nation and the world." - Edward Ray, President, Oregon State University


"Congratulations, Graduates!  You’ve made it!  Your hard work, sacrifices, and persistence have paid off.  We are proud of each of you. We are here to celebrate you and your accomplishments, and to launch you into the next phase of your lives." - The Honorable Jane Lubchenco, OSU 2019 Honorary Doctorate and Commencement Speaker.

OSU Grads Take Pride in Their College!

Commencement is a time of celebration and reflection. Many students have called their college home for several years, and take pride in the elements that make their college unique. At commencement, students honor their colleges with unique and creative mortarboard decorations with their thoughts, feelings and reflections to commemorate this milestone in their lives.