Guest Information | May Commencement

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Hanson Stadium, Forest Grove Campus
2423 Main St., Forest Grove, OR 97116
Also live streamed with captions

Undergraduate Commencement
9 a.m.

Graduate & Professional Commencement
1:30 p.m.

Tickets are required for Pacific University Commencements. Tickets are free, but required for planning purposes. All seating is first-come, first-served. Gates open one hour before each ceremony begins. Seating Information

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Commencement is outdoors, rain or shine. Please limit use of umbrellas. Ponchos are available for sale at the stadium. Check the weather at the Forest Grove Campus. Weather Information

Pacific University and Forest Grove parks are completely smoke-free areas. Smoking and vaping of any kind is prohibited in Lincoln Park, Hanson Stadium, and on all campus property, including parking lots.

Pets are not allowed in Hanson Stadium. Service animals are welcome.

Campus shuttles, accessible seating, ASL Interpreters, and a captioned live stream of the ceremonies are available for guests. Please see accessibility information for additional details. Accessibility Information

Campus Public Safety and a paramedic are on-site through Commencement. If you need immediate assistance, call 911 and/or hail and usher. If you have other safety concerns, call Campus Public Safety at 503-352-2230.

Additional amenities at Commencement include a flower stand at the stadium and the Bookstore in the University Center. Learn more about services on campus in our guest information pages. Amenity 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