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May Commencement

May Commencement is the crowning finish to the academic year and a time to recognize the outstanding graduating students of Pacific University.

Join us for a weekend of festivities celebrating their graduation.

May Commencement takes place at Hanson Stadium, 2423 Main St., Forest Grove, OR 97116, on the Forest Grove Campus.

The morning ceremony begins at 9 a.m. and recognizes undergraduate students in the colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education and Optometry who are earning bachelor's degrees.

The afternoon ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. and recognizes graduate and professional students receiving master's and doctoral degrees in social work, business, speech-language pathology, education and teaching, pharmacy, athletic training, physical therapy, vision science or optometry.

Students: Apply to walk at graduation and get all the details you need to prepare for your big day! Graduating Student Information

Guests: Tickets are free but required for attendance at Commencement. Get your tickets and find more important information about visiting campus to celebrate your graduate! Guest Information



2019 May Commencement at Pacific University

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.

Jefferson Hall College of Optometry

Schnider, a 1982 Pacific University optometry alumnus, will receive the award at Pacific’s Graduate & Professional Commencement, where she also will be the keynote speaker

Bill Stoller

Stoller, a 1974 Pacific University undergraduate alumnus, will receive an honorary doctor of letters at Pacific’s Undergraduate Commencement, where he also will be the keynote speaker