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Commencement Eligibility

All undergraduate, masters, and graduate certificate students graduating fall term 2020 through fall term 2021, are eligible to participate in Spring Commencement. 

All doctoral students graduating summer term 2020, through spring term 2021, who have been certified by the Graduate School are eligible to participate. Contact the Graduate School for more information.


How to Apply to Graduate AND Participate in the Commencement Ceremony

  1. Apply for your degree and answer the commencement questions in Banweb by April 30 for your name to be printed in the commencement program.
  2. Mark "yes" to attending Commencement.
  3. Check your @pdx.edu email regularly. All communications related to Commencement will be sent to your @pdx.edu email address. Once you’ve applied to graduate the Commencement Office will send regular updates and reminders to you via email.

If you have questions about the degree application process, contact the Degree Requirements.


Deadlines and Important Dates

April 15, 2021: Deadline to order regalia online.

April 30, 2021: Deadline to apply to graduate and to guarantee inclusion of your name in the commencement program. Your application must be in by this date to be included. Students who apply after this date can still participate in Commencement, but will not have their name in the printed program.

June 2021: Enter the Grad Cap contest via social media using the hashtag #2021PDXGrad.

June 13, 2021: Virtual Commencement