COVID-19 Information

While plans for in-person and/or virtual commencement ceremonies are still being determined for August 2021, we invite you to review the available information and check back frequently for updates. Plans for August Commencement will be announced by May 1.

August Graduation

August Commencement is the culmination of years of academic and clinical work for students in many of Pacific University’s College of Health Professions, College of Education, and College of Optometry programs.

We want to celebrate you!

Even if we can't be together right now, we are so very proud of the more than 300 Pacific University students who will graduate with bachelor's, master's or doctorate degrees this August. While this does not replace the pomp and circumstance you deserve, please join us to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2020!

Virtual Commencement

Our virtual commencement videos — one for undergraduate students and one for graduate and professional students, just like a typical May — are now live on Pacific's YouTube channel and across other social media (look for @pacificu on your favorite platform). These videos will be pre-recorded and set up ready-to-watch in full — or to skip to you or your student's cohort. Be sure to share your comments, congratulations to students, and thanks to faculty and friends in the comments.

Recognition Slides

After the virtual commencement debuts, individual slides for each graduating student will be available to look up, download, or share from this page.

More Celebration

  • Share your celebration on social media.
  • Use a GIF on your Instagram Story. Search "Pacific University" for our graduating Boxer and more GIFs.
  • Join our grad cap decorating contest coming soon.
  • Post photos of yourself in regalia and tag @pacificu.
  • Use hashtag #PacificU2020


Graduates should expect to receive their diplomas approximately four to six weeks after the degree conferral date. Please allow for time for degree audit, diploma printing, clearing any holds, and processing. Actual diploma arrival dates will vary depending on where the diploma is being sent. If you have not received your diploma by the beginning of October, please contact Jason Feiner at for assistance. Please make sure the Registrar has your current mailing address by contacting them at If you need to order a transcript, you can do that through BoxerOnline or the Pacific Transcript Ordering Service.

    Future August Graduation Date - August 14, 2021

    Contact Us

    Jason Feiner | Assistant Director of Conference and Event Support Services
    503-352-1556 |

    Upcoming Events

    All Day | Saturday, May 15, 2021
    Forest Grove