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Celebrate Commencement on Sunday, June 12, 2016

Location: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland Oregon (Previously known as the Rose Garden Arena)

Ceremony Times

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: 10:00 a.m. to approx. 12:30 p.m.
Professional Schools & Colleges*: 3:30 p.m. to approx. 6:00 p.m.

*Professional Schools include: College of Urban & Public Affairs, School of Business Administration, Graduate School of Education, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of the Arts, and School of Social Work.


Tickets will be available through our online ticket portal on Sunday, May 1 and in-person on Monday, May 2 at the PSU Box Office. Each graduate is allotted four free tickets (graduates do not need a ticket for themselves).

Additional tickets will be $8.50 and there is no limit. The Moda Center has ample seating and we do not anticipate running out of seats. For more ticket information, please visit our Tickets section in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Who is eligible to walk?

All undergraduate, masters, and graduate certificate students graduating Fall 2015-Fall 2016 are eligible to participate in the June 12, 2016 ceremony. 

All doctoral students graduating Summer 2015 to Spring 2016 who have been certified by the Office of Graduate Studies are eligible to participate. 

What should I expect at Commencement?

Graduates please review our 2016 Commencement Day-Of Instructions (it takes a second for the PDF to load) to help familiarize with what to expect on the big day. Please read through the instructions and if you have any additional questions, please email

Information about regalia and grad items can be found on our Regalia section.

Information about latin honors and eligibility can be found on our Latin Honors section.

Ceremony Live Stream & TV

Commencement is live streamed on the day of the event at, you may send friends and family our homepage link to watch the ceremony. The link is only active on Sunday, June 12. The ceremony may also be viewed live on OPB+ on June 12 at the start of the ceremonies (see times abover) and OPB on June 19 at 12pm.

Want to Relive the Moment?

Enjoy the pictures and video of 2016's ceremony here.

Enjoy pictures and video of 2015's ceremony here.

Enjoy pictures and video of 2014's ceremony here. 

2017 Commencement Details

Fall 2016-Fall 2017 graduates will celebrate Commencement on Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at the Moda Center. Times for the ceremonies are TBA.