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College Commencement

146th Annual Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00 p.m. 
Oregon Convention Center


The ceremony will be not be livestreamed but a video recording will be made available afterward.

Due to construction at the Oregon Convention Center, the main entrance on Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Boulevard will be CLOSED. Click here for details about available building entries for commencement.

Watch video of the 2018 Commencement


General Q&A

  • How do I get a wheelchair/special accommodation?

    Please click here to fill out this form OR find the “Special Needs” tab on the right-hand column. We are not able to guarantee any special accommodations requests that were made after April 28th.

  • Where do I pickup my cap and gown

    Wednesday, May 8th, 9am-Noon, and Thursday & Friday, May 9th and 10th from 10am-4pm in Council Chamber.

  • Where do I go the day of commencement?

    Students need to be present for lineup at 1pm at the OREGON CONVENTION CENTER in the EXHIBIT HALL E.

  • Am I graduating?

    Check with the undergraduate registrar’s office.

  • When does commencement end?

    Approximately 4:00pm. There will be a very brief reception directly following the ceremony.

  • What do the tassels and ribbons mean, and where do I get them?

    Gold cords for those who have served as resident advisors/student life interns; Silver for ASLC/ISLC/SAAB; Orange for Athletics; Light Blue Cords for completing Passport to Leadership; and Royal Blue for Student Alumni Association. Eligible seniors will either receive an email from the respective offices or will receive the cords/tassel with their cap and gown. Those who have studied abroad through an LC-sponsored program will also receive ribbons from the Overseas Office.
  • When do I receive my diploma?

    The Registrar will mail diplomas after final grades are posted and student accounts are cleared (approximately two weeks after commencement).

  • Do I need tickets for commencement?

    Yes. There will be physical tickets available for pick up from the Dean of Students Office (Lower Level of East Hall/Across of Maggie’s). Each student is limited to 9 tickets.

  • Do I have to pay for my cap and gown?

    Your cap and gown are free, and will be ordered automatically from your degree application.