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Class of 2017 Commencement Banquet

Date: 7:00pm PDT May 5, 2017 Location: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Join graduating seniors, families, faculty, and friends for a special evening to celebrate the Class of 2017 and their achievements. Help us thank them for a great four years on campus, their contributions to the College and Portland community, and honor those who made their education possible.

Time & Location

5:00 pm Cash bars open in ballroom foyer
6:30 pm Check-in and seating
If you would like to check in early, we will be open at 4:30pm.
7 pm Program begins and dinner is served
8:45pm-11pm After Party on the 23rd Floor Skyline Level

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

If you are curious about what the banquet is like, you can view photos from last year here, or contact Tara McIrvin, Associate Director of Alumni & Parent Programs, at or 503.768.7941.

Banquet Meal

You are able to choose between a salmon, chicken, and vegetarian/vegan entree. Meal includes salad, entree, and dessert. Red and white wine, water, coffee, and tea are hosted and will be available during dinner. Beer and cocktails will be available for purchase at the bars in the foyer throughout the evening. Complimentary sodas can be ordered at the bars.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please note on your registration or email


Tickets include admission to the after party on the 23rd Floor Skyline Level where we will have a free photo booth and cash bars!



Registration is now closed. If you have questions about ticket availability please contact Tara McIrvin at or 503-768-7941.

Refunds will be issued for cancellations made prior to Friday, April 21. Please click here to read our cancellation and refund policy.


Seating at the Banquet is preassigned. Each table seats 10 people.
Guests who register together are automatically seated together.
If you would like to be sat with another party, please complete this form.
We will do our very best to accommodate requests.


We encourage cocktail or business attire for this event.

Discounted Lodging

The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs has partnered with the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower to offer commencement guests a special rate starting at $135/night. This offer extends to lodging booked for guests arriving as early as May 3 and departing as late as May 9. A limited number of rooms are still available.

To book your discounted reservation, please click here.


Parking and Directions

Parking is available at the Hotel, in downtown parking garages, and on the street. Visit this website for information on where to find street and garage parking. For a map of parking garages around the hotel, please click here. Parking garages typically charge hourly rates (see here for an example from Smart Park) and/or a flat evening parking fee. The closest Smart Park (approx. 5 minute walk) is located at 10th and Yamhill. Street parking is $2 per hour until 7 p.m., after which it is free.

Valet parking at the Hilton will be available for $45 per car, per night or $18 per hour and $5 each additional hour up to $45. All day self-parking is available at the Executive Tower for $33. Be advised that the hotel valet will be very busy between 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Friday evening and will likely sell out by 6 p.m.

To get directions to the hotel by car, public transportation, or walking, click here, enter your starting location, and select the mode of transportation you will be using.


Please call the Alumni and Parent Programs Office at 503-768-7950 between 9am and 5pm, or email