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. 10, 2024

9 a.m. | Marsh East Lawn
2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Also live streamed with captions at

Apply to Graduate

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 Regalia

Order your regalia now. All students participating in graduation are expected to wear regalia. Regalia orders are available online, and orders must be placed by July 1, 2024, to ensure shipping to the address of your choice prior to the ceremony. Order Regalia

Graduates who would like to wear regalia or regalia accent pieces that honor their cultural heritage are encouraged to do so. If 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.

Graduates, if you're looking for a resource to enable your grad cap to fit securely with your hairstyle or abilities (such as cochlear implants), Grad Cap Remix offers some options to consider.

Arrive Early

Graduating students will gather on the lane between the Washburne University Center and the Tran Library at 8 a.m. prior to the ceremony to line up for the processional. You can find a campus map here. Plan to arrive early with your water bottle and wearing your regalia, except for hoods, which should be carried. What To Expect When You Walk

Stay Up To Date

Students who have applied to graduate will receive regular email communications leading up to graduation day. Read the Graduation E-News:

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

Order Tickets


Contact Us

Jason Feiner | Assistant Director | Conferences & Events
503-352-1556 |

Upcoming Events

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