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Graduate Commencement

32nd Graduate School Commencement Ceremony

 
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Processional, 9:50 a.m.
Pamplin Sports Center, Lewis & Clark
Tickets NOT Required

View the ceremony live online

Special Links and Notes

Applying for Degree or Certificate Candidacy (Required)
Regalia (Cap-and-Gown)
Master’s and Educational Specialist candidates: Order your regalia from Jostens by April 13, 2017.
  • Your regalia will be shipped to the registrar’s office (pickup dates and times below).
  • Regalia is yours to keep or it can be donated after the commencement ceremony.
  • If you would like to donate your regalia after the ceremony for use by future L&C graduate school degree candidates, please drop it off at the Council Chambers, Templeton Student Center, following the ceremony or later this week at the Graduate Registrar’s office (Rogers Hall, Room 301).
Doctoral candidates: Contact River Montijo, Graduate Registrar, to order your regalia.
  • Your regalia will be shipped to the registrar’s office (pickup dates and times below).
  • Your regalia must be returned to the Council Chambers in Templeton Campus Center immediately following the ceremony and reception.

PICK-UP DATES

Times

Location

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2–6 p.m.

South Chapel, Graduate Campus

Thursday and Friday, May 25-26, 2017

8 a.m-
5 p.m.

Graduate Registrar’s Office, Rogers Hall, Room 301

June 4, 2017*
Commencement

8–9 a.m.

Council Chambers, Templeton Campus Center

*Candidates can only pick up regalia on these dates if they have prepaid online or have made advance arrangements with the Graduate Registrar.

Picking Up:  A friend or family member may pick up your regalia for you on Wednesday if they bring a signed note from you and if payment to Jostens has been made in full. 

Wearing:  Please wear your cap (tassel to the left) and gown and carry your doctoral, specialist, or master’s hood on your left arm, velvet back, point in, when preparing for the commencement procession. There will be a hooding ceremony on stage during the commencement proceedings.

Regalia Adornments

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS—HONORING UNIQUE TRIBAL CULTURE

American Indian and Alaska Native students may wear regalia adornments that honor their unique tribal culture. Adornments may include eagle feathers or other culturally significant items.

HONOR CORDS

Honor cords may be provided by professional organizations or academic societies in a student’s field-of-study to indicate active participation by and membership of the student. Students should contact these organizations directly to inquire about the availability and ordering of honor cords. Honor cords do not denote GPA recognition.

AMERICANA CORDS

Americana cords are provided by the graduate school to students who have served as members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Contact the Graduate Registrar’s office for details.

STOLES, PROFESSIONAL/ACADEMIC AND HERITAGE

Students may choose to wear stoles offered by professional organizations or academic societies in their field-of-study. Students should contact these organizations directly to inquire about the availability and ordering of professional stoles.

Students may choose to wear stoles reflecting their cultural heritage, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. Heritage stoles can be ordered by students through a variety of vendors including PrideSash.

Refreshments and Flowers

Coffee, tea, and water will be provided before and during the commencement ceremony. You are also invited to attend the reception after the ceremony.

For pre-commencement lattes, pastries, and flowers, and for brunch after, local providers include:

C = coffee, tea, and pastries; F = flowers

Bookstore

The Lewis & Clark Bookstore will be open on Commencement Sunday from noon - 2 p.m.

Campus Map

Looking for Pamplin Sports Center? From most places on campus, you will be able to see the steeple of the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. Pamplin is located to the northeast of the chapel—a very short distance away.

Regalia Robe Bank

If you would like to donate your regalia after the ceremony for use by future L&C graduate school degree candidates, please drop it off at the Council Chambers, Templeton Student Center, following the ceremony or later this week at the Graduate Registrar’s office (Rogers Hall, Room 301).