A dance and applied theatre double major, Leiana Petlewski '21 was selected as Pacific’s undergraduate valedictorian for May 2021 Commencement. She also was named the university’s Outstanding Senior in Applied Theatre (along with fellow graduate Julia Peterson ’21), Outstanding Senior in Dance, and Outstanding Senior in the Arts.
At graduation, Pacific University is proud to honor you. As you reach this milestone, we celebrate your academic achievements and admire your dedication.
Commencement is a formal celebration of Pacific University's graduating students, officially recognizing their accomplishments and completion of their degree program.
Pacific University has multiple graduation ceremonies throughout the year to reflect the unique variety of degrees and programs offered. Select the commencement you will be attending for more information.
All students must apply for graduation through BoxerOnline.
The pre-recorded video ceremonies for undergraduate students and graduate/professional students will go live on the university’s YouTube channel at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Due to current COVID-19 trends and restrictions, this large-scale gathering is not feasible in August. The CDC continues to recommend against large gatherings, including for people who are fully vaccinated, and current guidance restricts Pacific from hosting guests at university events, on or off campus. While we are disappointed to miss the traditional ceremony, we are committed to honoring and celebrating the achievements of our graduating students.