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Application for Degree

Students must submit an Application for Degree in order to receive their diploma.  This form should be returned to the OHSU Registrar's Office one term prior to your expected graduation.

Spring 2014 Graduates: March 21, 2014
Summer 2014 Graduates: June 20, 2014 (except Accelerated BS students)
Summer 2014 Accelerated BS students: April 11, 2014

Petition to Participate

The petition to participate is required of those students who have 1 nursing course outstanding and would like to participate in the June commencement ceremony.  The outstanding course must be completed during the subsequent summer term. Please contact your academic advisor or program support staff if you have questions about your eligibility to participate in Commencement.


Undergraduate Students - Portland, and Virtual campus undergraduate students need to order their rental regalia from Royal T papers by April 18, 2014.
Students on our Ashland, Klamath Falls, La Grande, and Monmouth campuses should check with their staff regarding regalia for your ceremony. 

Graduate Students – Master’s candidates should rent their regalia online from Royal T Papers by the April 18, 2014 deadline. Doctoral students interested in purchasing regalia can do so online.

Post Master's Certificate Option Students - These candidates should plan on renting regalia, which will include the Master's level black gown, mortar board, appropriate colored tassel and hood.

School of Nursing Pin

The nursing pin is a lovely memento graduates of the program take pride in receiving.  Circular in

shape, the center of the pin is a replica of Florence Nightingale holding a lamp representing the Greek lamp of knowledge.  Ms. Nightingale is framed by a white circle with the OHSU School of Nursing name; the white circlet is associated with the values of integrity, purity and joy.  A laurel wreath provides a surrounding border symbolizing the "victor's prize" with the year of the graduation inscribed at the base of the wreath.  Graduates also have the option to have their initials inscribed on the back of the pin, which creates a long-lasting and memorable keepsake.

Each and every one of our graduates has worked hard, overcome obstacles and believes the "victor's prize" well deserved.  There is little doubt that the symbolism involved in the pins design is appropriate to the graduates' experiences as students in the School of Nursing.

The March deadline for nursing pin orders has passed. Please contact if you have questions about placing a late order.