June 15, 2024


Commencement Countdown








As we approach the 2024 Western Oregon University Commencement, we invite our graduates, their families, and friends to join us in celebrating the remarkable achievements of our students. Here you’ll find all the essential information about the ceremony; including date, time, location, and details. Let’s come together to honor the hard work, dedication, and resilience of the Class of 2024.

2024 Commencement Speaker

Congresswoman Andrea Salinas


How to RSVP for Commencement:

  • Starting April 1st
  • Use the link provided in the automated email you receive from Marching Order.
  • The email is automatically generated and sent when you are eligible to attend.
    • Undergraduates are eligible if they graduated in Summer’23, Fall’23, Winter’24, or are pending graduation in Spring’24, Summer’24, or Fall’24.
    • Graduate students are eligible if they graduated in Summer’23, Fall’23, Winter’24, or are pending graduation in Spring’24, Summer’24, or Fall ’24.
  • Answer ‘yes’ to “Do you plan to participate in the Ceremony?” and complete the remainder of the form.
    • RSVP no later than May 19th!

Let’s Celebrate!

Here is How it Works

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RSVP to attend the ceremony. Reservations open on April 1st and are due no later than May 19th. You will receive an email from Marching Order with a link to reserve your spot. Don’t delay! Need any special accommodations to participate? Just let us know as part of your reservation.

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Arrive on June 15th at 9:00 a.m. Go to New PE to check-in and receive your card. Hang on to your card!

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Your guests will find seats at McArthur Field and open the digital program to get ready for the ceremony.

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By now you have your card and are in line for the ceremony. At 9:55 am the faculty marshals will lead you out of the building to the field. Remember, whatever your accommodation need is, our goal is make sure you enjoy your graduation!

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At 10:00 am the ceremony begins. After the formal program concludes President Peters will confer degrees and invite you to move your tassel from the right side to the left side of your cap. Then you make your way across the stage and hand your card to the reader who reads your name aloud while you receive your diploma cover and shake hands with President Peters. Return to your seat and get ready to join your fellow graduates in celebration by tossing your cap in the air!

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Faculty will lead you from the stadium to the Grove for the President’s reception. 

Contact us

University Registrar  |  |  503-838-8327  |  Location: Administration Building