Degree Conferral

Application for Degree

All degree candidates must submit an Application for Graduation to the Registrar's Office in order to have a degree conferred.  To receive a May degree or participate in May's Commencement ceremony, students must apply by January 15. To receive an August degree 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.