Commencement Information For Faculty

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Review the 2018 Commencement Schedule

Not sure what the 2018 Commencement schedule is? Please review our homepage for a detailed breakdown.

Day-Of Instructions for Faculty at the Moda Center ceremonies

Please read through the 2018 Faculty Commencement Information Document for a detailed schedule and other important information related to the ceremony. Instructions have been sent to personal emails of all faculty who have RSVP'd for the ceremony.

If you did not have a chance to RSVP for the ceremony, no worries! Please read over the document linked above, and we'll see you this weekend! If you still need regalia, the next section has the necessary info.

Regalia Rentals for ALL Faculty

ALL faculty regardless of their participation in the University Ceremony or in their School/College can rent or purchase regalia using our partner, Herff Jones.

Rental Instructions for June 2018 Graduation Events (including Commencement)

If you late ordered regalia through Natali in early June, your orders will be available for pickup at the faculty marshal check-in.

If you have not acquired regalia, packages will be available in the graduate line-up space the day of the ceremony at Moda Center. Cash only - PhD packages are $80.

Regalia Reimbursement for AAUP Represented Faculty

AAUP represented faculty are eligible for a rental and purchasing reimbursement through the union. For more information about regalia reimbursement, please visit the AAUP page.

Regalia Returns

Regalia rentals used for the President's Inauguration Event on May 4th may be kept until after the Spring Graduation Events (including Commencement).

Regalia can be returned after the university commencement ceremonies in the designated return bins at the Moda Center and Viking Pavilion. Returns after commencement or after their School/College celebration can be returned to the EMSA front desk located on the 5th floor of the Academic Student Rec Center, room 520 during regular business hours.

Please include your name and department on your returns.

RSVP/Faculty Registration for the Moda Center Ceremonies

6/13/18 - RSVP IS NOW CLOSED! If you didn't have a chance to RSVP and you're still able to join us, please read the ceremony instructions found in the section above, and we'll see you at Moda!

Are you a faculty member in the following schools/colleges?

  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • College of The Arts
  • College of Urban & Public Affairs
  • OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
  • Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science
  • School of Social Work

To make sure you are up to date with all the information, RSVP for the Moda Center ceremonies using Portland State's 2018 Commencement Faculty RSVP form - RSVP FORM IS NOW CLOSED!

Graduate School of Education and School of Business Faculty

Please connect with your respective schools for more information about faculty marshals, faculty instructions, RSVP, etc.

Graduate School of Education:

School of Business:


For any other questions, please contact us at Messages sent after Thursday, June 14th are not guaranteed a response as well be busy preparing for commencement weekend!