The 2023 Commencement ceremony is on Saturday, June 17 at Reser Stadium
Clear bags are required to enter Reser Stadium for OSU's 2023 Commencement Ceremony. All guests attending must adhere to the Clear Bag Policy. Guests will be asked to return items to their cars if they do not comply. View all approved/prohibited bags and security details here.
All graduates will be seated on the field of Reser Stadium. All guest seating is located in the stands, facing the stage, behind Engineering/Master's/Science. Please view the graduate seating map below to find a seat nearest your graduate. All seating is first-come, first-served. View a full seating diagram here.
The Information Booth located outside the stadium gates will be staffed to answer questions and offer assistance. Volunteers in orange shirts are also available to help.
To provide the safest campus experience possible, Oregon State University employs security measures that reduce risks and prevent incidents. All graduates and guests attending Commencement must follow the Clear Bag Policy at Reser Stadium. All guests will enter Reser Stadium through a security checkpoint where all bags, strollers wheelchairs and persons will be screened. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to allow additional time when entering the stadium.
Commencement is a rain-or-shine event. Although open umbrellas are not permitted in Reser Stadium, sun visors or rain ponchos are suggested. Sunscreen is also recommended. Ponchos are available for purchase at the OSU Beaver Storelocated inside Reser Stadium on the main concourse.
Reser Stadium has a Clear Bag Policy:
The First Aid Station is located on the main concourse near Section 119 in Reser Stadium.
Strollers must be checked at Gate B. Strollers are not allowed in the stadium seating area.
Concession booths and Dutch Bros Coffee will be open in the main concourse. The OSU Beaver Store in the stadium and across the street will both be open during the ceremony. ATMs are located in the OSU Beaver Store entry area and under the portico on the north side of the CH2M HILL Alumni Center.
Oregon State University welcomes guests from around the world at Commencement. The Office of the Registrar can help with visa requirements as needed. Please see the International Guests page for details.
Oregon State University strives to make Commencement accessible for all who attend. Please see the Accommodations page for details.
Oregon State University is 100% tobacco-free. Smoking, vaping and all forms of tobacco use are prohibited on all university-owned or controlled property, including Reser Stadium. This Tobacco-Free Policy reflects OSU's commitment to promoting healthy learning and work environments for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.