NASCC Honor Day

Honor Day is an annual commencement ceremony where the NASCC recognizes graduating Portland State University Native American/Alaskan Native/Pacific Islander/Students. This event is voluntary and provides an opportunity to recognize student academic achievements.

In order to participate:

  • Students must register for honor day by completing an application form.
    Registration is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. 
    Application form found here:

  • Students must have participated or volunteered with the Native American/Alaskan Native/Pacific Islander communities. (Examples of volunteering: NASCC, UISHE, AISES, Healing Feathers, PIC, INST, AITP, NAYA, NARA, NPAIHB, etc.).

  • Students must provide a letter of recommendation that speaks toward your community involvement in Native American/Alaskan Native/Pacific Islander communities.


Paid parking is available in the area at PSU Shattuck Parking Lot, across the street from the NASCC, or at PSU Parking Structure #1, two blocks from the venue, as well as limited on-street parking at City of Portland meters. All spots are subject to availability. Nearby transit stops include the PSU South MAX stop (serving Green, Orange, and Yellow lines) and service on the 8 and 68 TriMet bus lines.


There are multiple hotel options close to campus, many of which provide discounted rates for visiting students and their families. Sometimes in order to receive these discounted rates, the reservation must be made online or via telephone. Contact each hotel directly to receive these discounts.

Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Pearl District - 15% Discount
15 minute MAX ride from the University Welcome Center
354 NW 9th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
(503) 222-5200

Mark Spencer Hotel - 15% Discount
19 minute streetcar ride from the University Welcome Center
409 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 224-3293

Modera - 15% Discount
4 minute walk from the University Welcome Center
515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201
(877) 484-1084

Residence Inn by Marriott Portland/Downtown Riverplace - 10% Discount
11 minute streetcar ride from the University Welcome Center MAX Line stop right outside Hotel, drops off on campus.
2115 SW River Pkwy, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 552-9500

University Place - 20-35% Discount
Portland State's owned and operated hotel
9 minute walk from University Welcome Center
310 SW Lincoln St, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 221-0140

For more information on Honor Day please contact us at

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Honor Day 2016 2.0 from PSU NASCC on Vimeo.

PSU Native American Student and Community Center Honor Day 2015 from PSU NASCC on Vimeo.

Honor Day 2014 Short from PSU NASCC on Vimeo.