Graduation Checklist | August Commencement

Apply to Graduate

All students must apply for graduation. Apply through BoxerOnline by May 15 to participate in the August ceremony.


Complete Your Degree Requirements

The Registrar’s Office reviews your degree requirements after you apply for graduation and contacts your program director if there are concerns. If you currently are taking courses at another institution to complete your degree, or have any questions about completing degree requirements, contact The Registrar's Office at 503-352-2793 or email

Order Your Regalia

Graduates participating in the Commencement Ceremony must wear academic regalia. Caps, gowns and other regalia are ordered through the Pacific University Bookstore (503-352-2224). 

Get Your Other Graduation Gear

Settle Your Accounts

All student accounts must be paid in full before you graduate. If you anticipate an outstanding balance after you graduate, please contact the Business Office to make arrangement for payment. Students with outstanding balances after graduation cannot receive their diplomas or transcripts. Students who receive federal student loans also must complete exit interviews before graduating or leaving campus. The Financial Aid Office will contact you to set up an appointment.