Information and deadlines for graduate students participating in Oregon State's commencement ceremony.
The information on this page is for participating in commencement only. For complete deadlines on finishing your degree please read the Academic Deadlines page.
Students who graduated or will graduate between summer 2021 and summer 2022 can attend commencement.
The Corvallis ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2022.
The OSU-Cascades ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, June 12, 2022.
File a diploma application by logging in to MyOregonState. First, check your profile page to make Graduate Student is checked under "Affiliations." Next, navigate to the resources page and search the resources for "apply to graduate." Follow the link and fill out the form.
All students graduating spring term must file a diploma application regardless of whether they will attend commencement or not.
For Doctoral Students Only: Please email your major professor(s) names to the Graduate School no later than April 15, 2022.
Confirm your commencement attendance by logging into MyOregonState, search for “commencement attendance” under Resources and select the appropriate link based on your level (undergraduate or graduate).
Thesis and dissertation students: successfully complete final exam. Schedule two weeks prior with the Graduate School using the exam scheduling form.
Upload final copy of Thesis/Dissertation to ScholarsArchive and submit additional documents to Graduate School
Non-thesis students: successfully complete final exam. Schedule two weeks prior with the Graduate School using the exam scheduling form.
All remaining degree requirements must be completed, including:
If you complete all degree requirements by June 10, 2022, you will be eligible for a spring diploma, but you may not receive it at commencement. You can arrange with the Registrar's office to have it mailed.
Students must be enrolled for at least 3 credits in summer term and complete all degree requirements by September 2, 2022.
File a diploma application by logging in to MyOregonState.. First, check your profile page to make Graduate Student is checked under "Affiliations." Next, navigate to the resources page and search the resources for "apply to graduate." Follow the link and fill out the form.
For doctoral students only: Please email your major professor(s) names to the Graduate School no later than April 15, 2022.
If you are attending commencement, it is up to you to arrange to have your major professor or other designated faculty member to escort you. Your major professor will be receiving an email, but it’s important for you to communicate to ensure an escort is arranged. Please email your major professor(s) names to the Graduate School no later than April 15, 2022.
Regalia can be purchased at the Beaver Store for both students and faculty. There will be a Grad Fair at the Beaver Store Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20, 10 to 4 p.m. Email [email protected] or call 800-595-0357 for details.
For more commencement information go to the Registrar’s commencement page.
Why are the Commencement deadlines for the final exam so early?
The early deadlines are necessary to prepare for Commencement planning, and to ensure you receive your diploma at the Graduation Ceremony. The Registrar’s Office will only be printing diplomas for students who have RSVP to attend the ceremony. If you will not be attending, your diploma will be mailed to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the last day of the term.
Is there any flexibility in the deadlines?
The deadline for Applying for Graduation (diploma app) and Confirming Attendance are for the marching order list, so it’s important to meet these deadlines. It’s better to say you’re attending than to try and add you in later even if you’re not sure. The final exam date and completing all degree requirements, including uploading the final copy of your thesis, can be flexible. It’s important to communicate with the Graduate School, by emailing [email protected]. If your final exam is scheduled very late in the term, especially if it’s a thesis exam, it’s possible you may not receive your diploma at the ceremony.
Can I have my final exam on finals week and still attend Commencement?
Yes, but if it’s a thesis exam and the final thesis in not uploaded to ScholarsArchive by June 10, 2022, then you will receive a summer diploma. A Master’s non-thesis final exam completed on finals week by June 10, 2022, will receive a spring diploma, but most likely not receive it at the commencement ceremony. If you do not receive your diploma at the commencement ceremony, you can arrange with the Registrar's Office to have it mailed to you.
What if I have to cancel my final exam at the last minute but my parents already have made travel arrangements, can I still attend?
Yes, if you plan on completing your degree summer term, be sure to complete the summer completing commencement form, get signatures and submit it to the Graduate School by the deadline.
Why do I have to fill out the form if completing summer term and attending Commencement?
Many times, students think they are close to completing all degree requirements, but the major professor might not agree. The signatures and approximate exam date confirms a summer diploma.
What if my professor won’t sign the form?
You would not be able to attend the Commencement Ceremony. You would be invited to attend next year.
Once the deadlines have passed and I decide I want to attend Commencement can I still participate?
Possibly. Please email [email protected] to work out the details. Make sure you apply for graduation and confirm attendance by logging into MyOregonState, search for “commencement attendance” and select the appropriate resource link based on your level (undergraduate or graduate).
How do I register for Commencement?
Log into MyOregonState, search for “commencement attendance” and select the appropriate resource link based on your level (undergraduate or graduate).
Am I eligible to receive my diploma at Commencement?
Yes, if you complete all degree requirements including submitting the final thesis/dissertation to ScholarsArchive by the deadlines. If you have an exception to complete your requirements at a later date within or by the last day of the term, you may receive a blank diploma case. If so, you can arrange with the Registrar's Office to have it mailed to you.
Can I wear an honor cord?
All grad students are considered honor students, so honor cords are not worn.
Whom should I speak with if I require an accommodation ?
If you are a graduate with disabilities who may need accommodations at the Commencement Ceremony, please respond to this survey OSU Commencement Accommodations Survey (qualtrics.com) by June 1, 2022.