One Hundred Fifty First Annual Commencement • 10:30 a.m. • Reser Stadium
Saturday, June 13, 2020

9:00 a.m. Reser Stadium gates open
9:00 a.m. Procession lineup:
Undergraduate candidates report to the Memorial Union Quad
Graduate candidates report to the Clock Tower, Valley Library Quad
10:00 a.m. Procession begins
10:30 a.m. Procession enters Reser Stadium

Music Prelude

OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Dr. Erik Leung, conductor

English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, conducted by Jennifer Coleman
A Festival Prelude by Alfred Reed
America the Beautiful by Samuel Ward/arr: Carmen Dragon
Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst, conducted by Kevin Rooney and Luke Schroeder


Doctoral and Master’s Degree Candidates:

Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland

Baccalaureate Candidates:

      Pomp and Circumstance #1 by Edward Elgar
     OSU School Songs Medley arranged by Christopher C. Chapman
     Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor
     Stars and Stripes, Forever by John Philip Sousa

151st Commencement Ceremony Begins

The audience remains seated throughout the Procession but rises when the Colors approach the front of the stage and remains standing through the posting of Colors by members of the Oregon State University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and the singing of the National Anthem.

The National Anthem

Performed by Lolita Zhytaryuk and accompanied by the OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Opening Remarks

Edward J. Ray, Ph.D., President, Oregon State University

Greetings from the Board of Trustees of Oregon State University

Rani Borkar, Chair, Board of Trustees
Corporate Vice President, Cloud Supply Chain and Provisioning, Microsoft Corporation

Presentation  and conferral of Honorary Doctorate

Edward Feser, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President

Commencement Address

Speaker TBA

Alma Mater

Performed by Lolita Zhytaryuk, accompanied by the OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble

The audience is invited to rise and join in the singing of the Alma Mater, composed by Homer Maris, M.S., Class of 1918 (See back cover).

Greetings from ASOSU

President, Associated Students of Oregon State University

Welcome to the Class of 2020

Tom Nakano, Chair, OSU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Profile of Graduates

Dan Larson, Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Commissioning of Officers of the United States Armed Forces

Lt. Col. David McRae, United States Army, Professor of Military Science 

Faculty Senate Approval of Candidates

Dwaine Plaza, Ph.D., President, OSU Faculty Senate

Presentation and Conferring of Degrees

Presentation of Doctoral Degrees

Phil Mote, Ph.D., Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate School

Conferring of Doctoral Degrees

President Ray

Presentation of Master’s Degrees

Dean Mote

Conferring of Master’s Degrees

President Ray

Presentation of Baccalaureate Degrees

The dean of each college presents baccalaureate degrees

Conferring of Baccalaureate Degrees

President Ray

Closing Remarks

President Ray

Diploma Distribution

Doctoral Diplomas 

Master’s Diplomas 

Baccalaureate Diplomas (concludes at approximately 1:30 PM)


President Ray invites graduates and members of their families and guests to a reception at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom immediately following the Commencement ceremony.