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Commencement and Graduation

Believe It or Not--Commencement Is Approaching

The 2020 OPSU Commencement fast approaches. Rehearsal for commencement will occur on Wednesday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m. in Anchor D Arena. Here, graduates will learn about the senior line-up, processional and recessional, and walk through the receiving line. Rehearsals last 60 to 90 minutes.

Commencement begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 in Anchor D Arena. Seniors should be in the line-up which forms in the street east of the field house no later than 6:00 p.m...

Read the full letter to graduating seniors

Order Commencement Items

Grads, it's time to get your commencement regalia! Caps, gowns, and tassels can be ordered through the bookstore. The deadline for orders is March 31st!

Diploma frames, announcements, or class rings can be ordered through Jostens

Order Your Cap & Gown

Order diploma frames, announcements, or class rings


Map of Commencement Locations

Parking is located on the west side of McKee Library. Commencement Ceremony is in Anchor D Arena. Overflow will be in Hughes-Strong Hall. Bags will be checked at the entrances of Anchor D Arena and Hughes-Strong Hall.

Mortarboard Decoration Contest

Examples of decorated Mortar Boards - Show your Aggie Pride!

Open to ALL Graduating Seniors
Caps must be submitted
May 6th @ 5 pm at rehearsal.
Winner announced during the ceremony.

Decorations will not be vulgar or inappropriate

To qualify, students must decorate their own mortarboards — no outside or professional help is allowed.

JRP Sewell Award