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Students who graduated or will graduate between Summer 2019 and Summer 2020, and undergrads who will graduate in Fall 2020, are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony. Only seniors with at least 135 earned and posted credits by the end of Winter 2020 term (graduating in the above mentioned terms) can participate. NO EXCEPTIONS. Here’s how:

  1. Register for the commencement ceremony using the buttons on the home page at
  2. Attend the Grad Fair at the OSU BeaverStore. All candidates must wear a traditional cap and gown; purchase yours at the Grad Fair! Email or call 800-595-0357.
  3. Ensure all degree requirements and associated deadlines are met. (Undergraduates: Review your MyDegrees audit with your advisor and review deadlines below; spring graduates should review preliminary spring grades. Master’s and Doctoral candidates: Review your degree requirements and associated deadlines and important dates.)
  4. Check your OSU email and review this website for details about deadlines, photography, regalia and receiving your diploma.
  5. Download the OSU Mobile App for commencement details.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The 2020 Commencement ceremony takes place on Saturday, June 13 starting at 10:30 a.m. (when graduates enter the stadium) at Reser Stadium.

To participate in commencement, you must be a graduate or anticipated graduate of Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Summer 2020 or (undergraduates only) Fall 2020.

Masters & Doctoral candidates must have completed their degree requirements by the Spring Term deadline or at the end of Summer Term to be eligible to attend the Spring 2020 ceremony.  Go to the graduate school website for more details.

Have you received notification from the Office of the Registrar that you’ve been identified for Institutional Awarding? Have you met with your advisor to review your graduation requirements? Click here for Institutional Awarding Information

If your plans change and you are unable to attend the ceremony, update your commencement attendance confirmation via the commencement links in MyOSU or contact the Office of the Registrar at 541-737-4331

Important Dates and Deadlines:

March 5 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.: Alumni Association: 100 Days to Graduation Event
April 3: Masters and Doctoral candidates file diploma application
April 21 to 22: Attend Grad Fair at OSU Beaverstore
April 24: Masters and Doctoral candidates confirm commencement attendance
May 7: Winning in Life After College (Alumni Center and Career Development)
May 22 5:30 p.m.: Grad Cap Decorating
June 4: Attend Grad Night at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center
June 1: Register for Commencement
June 13: Commencement Day, Reser Stadium, Rain or Shine
     9:00 a.m. Procession lineup start
     9:00 a.m. Reser stadium gates open for guests
     10:30 a.m. Procession enters Reser stadium
June 13 or later: Donate your gown to a future grad in need

Message from your ASOSU President

Dear fellow graduating students,

We are coming up on one of the most exciting times of the year: Graduation and the Commencement Ceremony! I know you all are likely just as eager as we are to participate in the final stages of your academic experience with Oregon State University.

With many accomplishments in life, there comes time for celebration. We are so proud of everything that you have accomplished during your time here at Oregon State University, and we want you to celebrate! This is the time to connect with new and old friends, family, and loved ones. Remember the times that we all had here at Oregon State, whether it be good or bad and take some time to be proud of yourself for these accomplishments.

We want to remind everyone that it is essential that we commemorate responsibly and respectfully. We recognize that everyone is going to celebrate in different ways, but we can all do so in ways that protect our individual and interpersonal safety.

On Commencement Day, the Oregon State University campus will have the same policies as every other day including the prohibition of alcohol and other drugs on campus. Not only are we not allowed to bring these materials to campus, we simply do not need them. On that day, we want to be our best selves for our friends, families, and for fellow graduating Beavers.

Join us on Commencement Day for a time to be reflective of our colleagues and their accolades and be proud of what you have accomplished and who you have become.

Happy Graduation!