Midyear Commencement

Event Calendar

Click here for a schedule of events


Tickets for Midyear Commencement are not required. Graduates are asked to limit guests to 10.


Graduates assemble in the Wheeler Sports Center one hour prior to the commencement ceremony for instructions and to form lines. Graduates assemble at 10 a.m., and the ceremony begins at 11 a.m.

Disability Services

Parking for disabled persons is available in the lot of the Wheeler Sports Center and in the large lot east of the Wheeler Sports Center. Those unable to climb stairs may enter Miller Gymnasium through the north doors directly off Fulton Street. Call the Office of Academic Affairs (503-554-2140 or 800-765-4369, ext. 2140) or email by Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, if any of your guests require special seating. Because of limited space, reservations may be made only for the disabled individual and a maximum of one additional guest.

Spanish and Mandarin Interpreting Services

Spanish and Mandarin interpreting services will be available at the commencement ceremony. Headsets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. on Dec. 19 (one hour prior to commencement). If this service would be helpful to you or a family member, please stop by the information table in the Wheeler Sports Center's lower lobby. If you have questions, please contact the Academic Affairs Office at 503-554-2141.


Parking for the commencement ceremonies will be in the parking lots of Bauman Auditorium (A), and Le Shana Hall/Coffin Hall (B). Both residence halls are accessible from Fulton Street. Campus Map/Parking


Fresh flowers will be available for purchase in the lower lobby of the Wheeler Sports Center. Proceeds go to missions.

Graduation Announcements, Commencement Photos and DVDs

Information on how to order graduation announcements, commencement photos, and DVD's may be found here.

Online Streaming

Commencement can be viewed live at this link 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. This service is available on your desktop computer or mobile device.