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. Our next May Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024, on the Forest Grove Campus.

Undergraduate Ceremony

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

Graduate/Professional Ceremony

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, optometry, and health & medical sciences. 

2023 Photos and Video

View and Download Photos

View and download graduation portraits and candid photos from the undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies.

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Download the Commencement Program

Follow along with the May 2023 undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies in this online edition of the program.

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Upcoming Events

3:30 to 5 p.m. | Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center


Graduates sit under the oaks on the Forest Grove Campus during August Commencement 2023.

Students earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in audiology, dental hygiene, psychology, health sciences, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, and education and leadership.

The Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training honored its 2023 physical therapy graduates on May 19.

Pacific University's School of Pharmacy celebrated its Class of 2023 graduates at an awards ceremony on May 19.