Guest Information | May Commencement

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. Disposable ponchos are available 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 during 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 flower order pick up, limited on-site flower sales, concessions, and the Bookstore in the University Center. Learn more about services on campus in our guest information pages. Amenity Information


Candids of undergrad students at May 2023 Commencment

Get started on your commencement checklist! Apply to graduate (if you haven't already), order regalia and guest tickets, and cross off items on your to-do list before May 18.

Students at May 2023 Commencement

Get your commencement look started! Order regalia online now and get your cap and gown mailed to your front door in time for May! Also, get your guest list going and order free tickets today!

Undergraduate students at 2023 Commencement

Did You Apply to Graduate? All students must apply to graduate, even if they don't plan to walk in the May commencement ceremony.