It was a day long overdue on Sunday as members of Pacific University’s classes of 2020 and 2021 had the opportunity to cross the stage in celebration of their graduations.
All employees, students, visitors, and guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival on campus or at the event. Participants who are up to date on all vaccines have received the maximum doses of vaccine and booster available, based on their age, at the time of registration. A list of acceptable tests may be found at pacificu.edu/covid.
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. 13, 2022
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 13 to ensure shipping to the address of your choice prior to the ceremony. Order Regalia
Do you have questions about the different parts of your regalia and how they are worn? Be sure to check out the Guide to Pacific Commencement Regalia video.
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. Graduating students do not need tickets but do need to apply to graduate through BoxerOnline. Guest Information
The university celebrated its annual August Commencement, recognizing the accomplishments of graduation degree candidates from the College of Health Professions schools of Audiology, Dental Hygiene Studies, Graduate Psychology, Healthcare Administration & Leadership, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies, as well as in the university’s cross-curricular PhD in Education & Leadership Program.
More than 700 students will earn undergraduate and graduate degrees, while the university also bestows an honorary doctorate and the coveted Massih Prize during the first in-person spring commencement ceremonies since the COVID-19 pandemic/sports-recreation/outdoor-pursuits.