Degree Conferral

Application for Degree

All degree candidates must submit an Application for Graduation through BoxerOnline in order to have a degree or certificate conferred. A separate application is required for each degree or certificate, including separte applications in the case of joint degrees. To receive a May degree/certificate or participate in May's Commencement ceremony, students must apply by January 15. To receive an August degree/certificate or participate in August's Commencement ceremony the Application for Graduation must be submitted by May 15.

Degree Conferral Dates

Degrees are conferred on the following dates throughout the year:

  • January 31
  • 3rd Saturday in May
  • June 30
  • 2nd Saturday in August
  • August 31
  • September 30

Formal university-wide commencement ceremonies are held in Forest Grove in May and August. The MFA in Writing program holds a ceremony in Forest Grove in June. 

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements and policies are detailed in the Pacific University Catalog.