NASCC Honor Day

Honor Day is an annual graduation ceremony to recognize graduating Portland State University students. In keeping with established tradition, Honor Day is for participating Native American / Alaskan Native / Pacific Islander students completing degree requirements. The event is voluntary and provides an opportunity to recognize students for their academic achievements.

In order to participate students must:

  • Have participated or volunteered with the Native American campus community or Native American community at large (examples of volunteering: UISHE, AISES, Healing Feathers, NAYA, NARA, NPAIHB, PIC Luau, etc.).

  • Students must submit an application to graduate between winter 2017 - fall 2017

  • Have tribal verification which includes; descendant verification, or demonstrate that you have participated in Native American communities.

  • Pacific Islander students must demonstrate engagement in community service, club or Pacific Island cultural activities during your academic time at PSU.

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.

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.