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Celebrate Commencement on Sunday, June 18, 2017

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

Ceremony Times

Professional Schools & Colleges*: Morning Ceremony from 10:00am to 12:30pm
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Afternoon Ceremony from 3:30pm-6:00pm

*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, School of Public Health, and School of Social Work.


Tickets will be available through our online ticket portal and in-person at the PSU Box Office on Monday, May 1, 2017. Each graduate is allotted four free tickets (graduates do not need a ticket for themselves).

Additional tickets will be be available at $9 each 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 2016-Fall 2017 are eligible to participate in the June 18, 2017 ceremony. 

All doctoral students graduating Summer 2016 to Spring 2017 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 (our 2017 version will be posted in March 2017). 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 18. The ceremony may also be viewed live on OPB+ on June 18 at the start of the ceremonies (see times above) and OPB on TBA.

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.