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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Senior Projects Day
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Forest Grove Campus

Undergraduate students display their culminating work in a series of presentations and posters throughout the day. Learn More

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

College of Business Senior Luncheon
Noon | UCC Church, Forest Grove

Graduating seniors in the College of Business are invited to a special luncheon celebration to mark their coming graduation.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Award Ceremony and Commencement Rehearsal
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, McCready Hall

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. Learn More

Senior Salute
5 p.m. | University Center Commons

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! Learn More

Friday, May 17, 2019

Sign, Shake & Ring
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m | Old College Hall

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.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Lawn on North side of Old College Hall

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

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Commencement Breakfast
7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. | University Center

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.