Graduating Student Information | August Commencement

Congratulations! You made it! Get ready to celebrate your graduation at August Commencement. Find important details for graduating students and for your guests

Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021

9 a.m. | Marsh East Lawn
Forest Grove Campus
2043 College Way, Forest Grove

All students must apply to graduate. Complete your online graduation application immediately at BoxerOnline, and find more details about getting ready to graduate. Graduation Checklist

Order your regalia now. All students participating in graduation are expected to wear regalia. Regalia orders are now available online, and orders must be placed by July 15 to ensure shipping to the address of your choice prior to the ceremony. Order Regalia

Plan to arrive early. Graduating students will gather outdoors prior to the ceremony to line up for the processional. Plan to arrive early wearing your regalia, except for hoods, which should be carried. What To Expect When You Walk

Invite your guests. Tickets are free, but required, for all guests at August Commencement. Guest participation and COVID-19 protocols are contingent on updated guidance from the CDC, state and local regulations. Graduating students do not need tickets but do need to apply to graduate through BoxerOnline. Guest Information


A group of August 2019 Pacific University graduates tossing caps on Marsh Hall steps while families take photos

The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, on the Marsh Hall East Lawn on the Forest Grove Campus. Tickets are free but required for all guests.

Leiana Petlewski '21

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.

The words "Class of 20021 Pacific University" on a photo of Marsh Hall

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.