Faculty and Staff, we need your help with commencement. Sign up to volunteer!

    Faculty Escorts - Must be dressed in academic regalia.  Accompanies doctoral candidates to the ceremony and hoods the candidates.  Graduate School and will confirm your participation.  You may register ONLINE with your ONID ID.

    Faculty Representatives - Must be dressed in academic regalia. Participate in the processional across campus and into Reser Stadium where they will be seated as a group for the ceremony. To attend as a Faculty Representative, please register ONLINE with your ONID ID. We will confirm all faculty representatives after June 6.

    Faculty Marshals - Must be dressed in academic regalia. Responsible for lining up graduates in their correct location for the procession, seating at the stadium and for diploma distribution. Graduate Marshal training takes place on May 8th from 2-4 p.m. and Undergraduate Marshal training takes place on June 4th from 2-4 p.m. Please contact Marion Rossi, Chief Marshal for additional information at mrossi@oregonstate.edu.

    Volunteer at Commencement: Faculty and staff can also volunteer to greet guests, distribute programs, etc.  We still need more volunteers in this capacity as well.  Please sign up ONLINE with your ONID ID.


    Faculty marshals for each college place graduates in line for the procession, lead them into and out of Reser Stadium, and sit with them throughout the ceremony.

    Undergraduate marshals will line up graduates on the MU Quad. Graduate and professional marshals will line up with graduates on the Valley Library quad. Marshals will then lead all graduates to Reser Stadium and will see that graduates are seated correctly. During the ceremony, marshals will lead candidates to the platform to receive their diplomas and back to their seats. Finally, they will lead graduates out of the stadium at the end of the ceremony. Graduate marshals may also assist with the hooding of master’s and doctoral candidates.

    Doctoral Escorts (Ph.D., ED.D.)

    These faculty members escort their doctoral candidates throughout the lineup, processional, ceremony and recessional. They will sit in a special section on the field in Reser Stadium and will assist their candidates with the hooding and the receiving of their diplomas.

    Departmental Faculty Representatives

    Departmental faculty representatives will line up at 9 a.m. in the MU Quad on the sidewalk in front of Kidder Hall, where they will be directed and led by marshals. Within Reser Stadium, they will be seated in the faculty section on the field. Review the instructions for bachelor’s candidates for the processional and ceremony.

    Cap & Gown Rental

    Faculty members attending Commencement may rent their Cap and gown from the OSU Bookstore and charge to your department index. (the appropriate account code within your index is 28613). You may order your cap and gown online at http://osubeaverstore.com/Faculty/Regalia.