2019 Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Times listed below are the start and approximate end time of each ceremony. Graduates and guests should plan for additional time to accommodate graduate line up, venue dismissal, and travel time before finalizing other commitments such as graduation parties, restaurant reservations, flights, etc.

Friday, June 14, 2019
3:00 - 5:00 PM
College of Education Viking Pavilion
Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The School of Business - Graduate Students

Viking Pavilion

Saturday, June 15, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 PM
4:00 - 6:00 PM

The School of Business - Undergraduate Students

Viking Pavilion

Sunday, June 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
College of the Arts
College of Urban and Public Affairs
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
School of Social Work
Moda Center
Sunday, June 16, 2019
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Moda Center

Commencement Eligibility

  • All undergraduate, masters and graduate certificate students graduating fall term 2018, through fall term 2019, are eligible to participate.
  • All doctoral students graduating summer term 2018, through spring term 2019, who have been certified by the Office of Graduate Studies are eligible to participate. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more information.

Next Steps for Spring 2019 Ceremony Attendees

  1. Apply to Graduate from PSU by April 30, 2019 for Commencement Purposes
  2. Order Your Cap and Gown by May 10. Buy them on-campus after May 16th
  3. Order Tickets to the ceremony for you and your guests starting May 1
  4. Attend Grad Fair May 15 - 16: Pick up your regalia and more!
  5. Attend the Commencement Ceremony and read over all the important information before the big day!

Please note that the Commencement office will not respond to emails after Wednesday, June 12. The office is closed Friday, June 14 to Friday, June 21

Grad Cap Contest

Stand out from the crowd by decorating your grad cap and entering it in the 2019 Grad Cap Contest! The contest, a partnership with the PSU Alumni Association, will be a seeded bracket-style tournament that will be held throughout commencement festivities.  Learn how to enter and read more about the prizes.

Ceremony Live Stream

College of Education at The Viking Pavilion: The ceremony will be broadcasted via the College of Education Facebook page. Tune in on June 14, 2019 at 3pm Pacific Standard Time to watch.

School of Business at The Viking Pavilion: All three ceremonies will be broadcasted via the School of Business Facebook page. Tune in on June 15, 2019 to watch. Exact times to be announced. All are on Pacific/standard time to watch a Livestream of our commencement celebrations.

All Other Ceremonies at The Moda Center: Both the Morning and Afternoon ceremonies will be broadcasted via the Portland State Homepage. Tune in on June 16, 2019 to watch. The link will become live at the start of each ceremony. Both ceremonies will also be broadcasted on OPB (check with your TV provider for the exact channel).

Want to Relive the Moment?

Enjoy the pictures and video of 2018's ceremony here.

Enjoy the pictures and video of 2017's ceremony here.

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