Graduate & Professional Schedule | May Commencement

Commencement is the culmination of countless hours of hard work, sacrifice and pursuit of new knowledge. Join us on graduation weekend for celebrations and activities to recognize all you have accomplished.

The afternoon ceremony recognizes the graduation of our graduate and professional students in the College of Business, College of Education, College of Optometry, School of Pharmacy, School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, and Master of Social Work Program. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

MSW Graduation Celebration
5:30 p.m. | Lane Community College Center for Learning & Teaching, Eugene

The Pacific University Master of Social Work Program celebrates its May graduates.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Welcome to the Optometry Profession
10:30 a.m. | Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center

The College of Optometry welcomes graduating students to the profession and presents student awards in this invitation-only ceremony.

School of Pharmacy Award Ceremony
4:30 p.m. | NW Events, Hillsboro

The School of Pharmacy welcomes graduating students to the profession and presents student awards in this invitation-only ceremony.

School of Communication Sciences & Disorders Graduation Gala
6 p.m. | Meriwether National Golf Club, Hillsboro, Ore.

The School of Communication Sciences & Disorders welcomes graduating students to the profession of speech-language pathology.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Graduates Assemble
12:30 p.m. | Stoller Athletic Center Fieldhouse

Graduates should arrive already in cap and gown to assemble for the processional. Hoods should be carried, not worn.

Commencement Ceremony
1:30 p.m. | Hanson Stadium

All family and friends are invited to attend commencement to celebrate the achievements of their graduate and no tickets are needed. Guest Information

New Alumni Reception
3:30 p.m. | University Center

Directly after the ceremony, a reception for graduates and their guests at the University Center, Washburne Hall in the center of the Forest Grove Campus

* In addition to the university ceremony, many academic programs host other events. Special events are arranged individually by each College, School or Program. Please contact your Program Administrator for details.