Celebrate Commencement with Pacific University on Saturday
Pacific University hosts its May Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, at Hanson Stadium on the Forest Grove Campus.
Morning Undergraduate Commencement
Undergraduate degrees will be presented during the morning ceremony at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will include the presentation of bachelor’s degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Additionally, Pacific will bestow an honorary doctorate of humane letters upon Mary Fair Berglund ’58 during the ceremony.
Afternoon Graduate/Professional Commencement
Graduate and professional degrees will be presented during the afternoon ceremony at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will include the presentation of professional, master’s and doctorate degrees in the:
College of Arts & Sciences
Master of Social Work Program
College of Business
College of Education
School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
School of Learning & Teaching
College of Health Professions
School of Pharmacy
School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
College of Optometry
Also at the afternoon ceremony, alumna and faculty emerita Nada Lignel ’79, OD ’81, MS ’88, ‘OO will receive the ninth annual Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished Optometrist.
Ceremonies are held at Hanson Stadium on the Forest Grove Campus. Campus parking lots are open with no permits needed (except Lot M, which requires a handicap placard). Street parking also is available. Getting Around
Gates open one hour before each ceremony, and no tickets are required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating Information
Accessible seating is available on the field and in the stadium. Accessible parking and campus shuttles also are available throughout the day. Accessibility Information
The ceremonies are held outdoors, rain or shine. Stadium seating is covered, though field-level seats are not. Guests are also advised to check the weather and dress accordingly. Umbrellas are discouraged, though ponchos will be available for sale in the event of rain. Weather Information
Both ceremonies are streamed live, with captions, online at pacificu.edu/tv for those who cannot attend in person or who would like to watch from elsewhere on campus. The ceremonies also will be broadcast in the gym in the Stoller Center.
Limited concessions will be available on site, and the Bookstore will be open. Amenities