Undergraduate 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 morning ceremony recognizes the graduation of our undergraduate students. Pacific will confer bachelor's degrees to students in the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education.

Graduation Weekend

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Award Ceremony and Commencement Rehearsal
All graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business and College of Education and invited to attend the Award Ceremony and to hear instructions regarding the processional and seating arrangements. Graduates will be able to stay after the Awards Ceremony to talk to Faculty Marshals about name pronunciation. 

Senior Salute
Are you ready to celebrate all of your hard work during your time at Pacific University? Join your fellow classmates, faculty and staff at a celebration welcoming you to the Alumni Association. Food and beverages will be provided and you will also receive your free alumni pint glass! 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Sign, Shake & Ring
Return to Old College Hall to join the University President, Lesley Hallick and participate in this important Pacific tradition. Ring the bell in the historic building and sign your name in the Book of Enrollment to signify the completion of your academic career at Pacific.

During Sign, Shake & Ring, all students and guests are invited to a reception outside of Old College Hall.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Commencement Breakfast
Kick off the big day right! Graduates Commencement Buffet Breakfast is free to Pacific University graduates with registration. Guests will need to purchase tickets ahead or at the door.

Graduates Assemble
8:30 a.m. | Stoller Center Fieldhouse

Graduates should arrive already in cap and gown to assemble for the processional. Graduates will be lined up by the Registar's Office Staff to assemble for the Processional.

Stadium Gates Open
8:30 a.m. | Hanson Stadium

All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Hanson Stadium Gates open one hour before the ceremony begins. Guest Information

Commencement Ceremony Begins
9:30 a.m. | Hanson Stadium

All family and friends are invited to attend commencement to celebrate the achievements of their graduate and no tickets are needed. The ceremony will last approximately two hours. Guest Information

New Alumni Reception
11:30 a.m. | University Center

Join us directly after the ceremony as we welcome our newest Pacific University alumni at a reception for graduates and their guests.

Upcoming Events

All Day | Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
Forest Grove, Washburne University Center
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Forest Grove
3:30 p.m. | Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
9:30 a.m. | Saturday, May 16, 2020
Forest Grove, Lincoln Park Athletic Complex, Hanson Stadium
11:30 a.m. | Saturday, May 16, 2020
Forest Grove, Washburne University Center
1:30 p.m. | Saturday, May 16, 2020
Forest Grove, Lincoln Park Athletic Complex, Hanson Stadium
3:30 p.m. | Saturday, May 16, 2020
Forest Grove, Washburne University Center