The School of Business Commencement Ceremony

The School of Business is hosting a separate Commencement* for business undergraduate and graduate students at the Viking Pavilion on Saturday, June 15, 2019. And we want you to be there! 

*The School of Business is not participating in the University-Wide Commencement at the Moda Center. All School of Business Commencement Ceremonies will be hosted at the PSU Viking Pavilion at 930 SW Hall St., Portland, OR 97201

Eligibility

All undergraduate and graduate business students graduating between Fall 2018 and Fall 2019 are eligible to participate if they have applied to graduate for one of these terms. Please follow the graduation and commencement steps outlined below to complete the needed requirements. 

To walk across the stage at the ceremony, you will first need to apply to graduate, then register for Commencement. Students do not receive their diploma at Commencement and are not required to participate in Commencement in order to graduate. However, we strongly encourage you to register and attend so you can celebrate this achievement with your classmates, professors, family, and friends. 

*Students must apply to graduate by April 30, 2019 or before to guarantee their name will appear in the Commencement Program.

Undergraduate Students: 1-3 pm and 4-6 pm 

Apply for Graduation
 

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts or Science for all Business Undergraduate Majors and Post-Bac Accounting Certificate Recipients

Apply to Participate
in Commencement

 

Register for Commencement

See also: PSU - Preparing for Commencement

 

Selecting your Commencement Ceremony Time

Beginning May 1, 2019 all eligible undergraduates who have applied to graduate will be able to select either the 1 pm or 4 pm ceremony time on a first come, first serve basis.

*All SB Honors and Dean’s Future Leaders Group students are required to participate in the 1 pm ceremony.

The doors will open 30 minutes prior to each ceremony for guests. Undergraduates are required to be at the Viking Pavilion 30 minutes prior to their assigned ceremony time. Regalia is required for all graduates participating in Commencement.  

Claiming and Purchasing Tickets

Between May 1 and May 17, 2019 undergraduates will be able to claim their four-free guest tickets and purchase up to four additional guest tickets under their student log-in at $9 per ticket. Tickets

Starting May 22, 2019 any remaining tickets will be open to the general public for purchase via the Box Office online, in-person, or over the phone for purchase until the day of the ceremony.

Tickets are required for entry into the Viking Pavilion for the two Undergraduate Ceremonies for the student/graduate, as well as their guests. If necessary, stand-by tickets will be available on the day of the ceremonies.

Graduate Students: 10 am-Noon

Apply for Graduation
 

Graduate

MBA, MIM, MSF, MT, MSGSCM, MRED,
Graduate Certificates

Apply to Participate
in Commencement

 

Register for Commencement

See also: PSU - Preparing for Commencement

All graduate students will participate in the 10 am commencement ceremony. Students must apply to graduate by April 30, 2019 or before to guarantee that their name will appear in the Commencement Program.

The doors will open 30 minutes prior to each ceremony for guests. Graduates are required to arrive at the Viking Pavilion at 9:30 amRegalia is required for all graduates participating in Commencement.

Graduate Students (MBA, MIM, MSF, MT, MSGSCM, MRED, and Graduate Certificate) and their guests do not need tickets to attend the ceremony.

*Undergraduate Students are required to have tickets since there are two ceremonies.

Livestream Ceremony on Facebook 

We will be broadcasting each ceremony on 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. 

Important Notes

  • Students intending to graduate must still apply to graduate. Please review the Office of the Registrar's graduation and commencement instructions and applying for a degree
  • The University-Wide Commencement is a separate event for non-business majors. Business undergraduate and graduate students participate in the School of Business Commencement at the Viking Pavilion. Tickets are required for students and their guests.
  • Questions about the School of Business Commencement Ceremony, including any special accommodation requests, should be directed to sbcommencement@pdx.edu or 503-725-3712 option #4.

Venue Notes

  • Outside food and drink are not permitted.
  • Balloons are not permitted.
  • Strollers do not fit into the Viking Pavilion seating areas. As a result, anyone bringing a stroller will be required to leave it at the door. This is not secure storage. 

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