Portland & Virtual Campuses Graduation

OHSU Convocation and School of Nursing Hooding & Pinning Ceremony

Sunday, June 4, 2017

12:15 p.m. Student Line Up begins  ( Exhibit Hall A1)
12:15p.m. doors open for guest seating (Exhibit Hall C / D)
1:00 p.m. OHSU Convocation begins ( Exhibit Hall C & D )
2:00p.m. Doors open for guests of the SoN Ceremony (Oregon Ballroom)
2:30p.m. OHSU Convocation estimated to conclude.
At the end of Convocation, students, faculty and guests will immediately move to hooding & pinning ceremony location. 
2:30p.m. nursing students and faculty re-assemble for SoN ceremony  (Oregon Ballroom room 201)
line up by degree (PhD and DNP, MN by program specialty, RNBS online, and Portland Bacc)
3:00 p.m. School of Nursing Hooding & Pinning Ceremony begins (Oregon Ballroom) 
4:30 p.m. - 6:00p.m. School of Nursing reception (Oregon Ballroom lobby)
 

2017 OHSU Convocation Video

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Ore. 97232
Parking map

IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION Instructions
School of Nursing Graduate Instructions for Graduation Day!
Nursing Grads are strongly encouraged to review this document to ensure that you are well informed about the events and instructions you need to follow for Graduation Day.

Graduation Checklist Checklist
The OHSU School of Nursing has created a Graduation Checklist for 2017 for graduates to refer to during the months preceding convocation. This checklist outlines the items students will need to complete, including the application for degree, convocation RSVP, ordering your cap &gown, dates for class photos, etc. Graduates are strongly encouraged to review this document to ensure all appropriate steps have been taken and all necessary paperwork has been submitted.

Application for Degree

The OHSU Registrar's Office is now set up to allow students to apply for degree within your student information system. Students must apply to graduate through the student information system account. Log in to the Student Information System, SIS, click on Student Services tab, click on Student Records and then click on 'Apply to Graduate'.  This application should be completed and returned to the OHSU Registrar no later than March 17, 2017 for Spring graduates. Summer 2017 graduates wishing to participate in the ceremony and/or have their information included in the program need to submit their applications no later than March 31, 2017.

Students can check in Students Services / Degree Works to see if their Application for Degree has been received and processed. When processed, the Application for Degree field will be checked off. For further questions, please contact OHSU's Registrar's office at 503-494-7800.

Convocation RSVP

In order to help with our planning process we will ask that all students eligible to participate in convocation please submit an RSVP even if you are not planning to attend.

RSVP Form

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Please RSVP submit form for attendance by March 31, 2017. This does not substitute for your application for degree.

Announcements

Graduation announcements will be available for purchase through Herff Jones in February 2017. Personalized OHSU Graduation Announcements may be purchased separately or in conjunction with cap/gown/announcement packages.

Diploma Frames

Elite Frames is the official manufacturer of OHSU diploma frames and will have diploma frames on display and available for order at the 2017 Grad Fair - May 18th and May 19th. To save time, ensure they have the frame style you wish and avoid shipping charges on special order frames, it is advised that you pre-order your frames by going to www.eliteframes.com/ohsu and your frame will be ready for pick up at the event. Place pre-orders by 5/14/2017. Frames are also available at the OHSU Student Center Store, but not all frames or picture frame moulding options are available as compared to the website.

Regalia

Regalia is required of all student graduates and faculty participating in the OHSU School of Nursing convocation ceremony. Students participating in the 2017 Portland convocation ceremony need to order their rental regalia online from Herff Jones by the April 12, 2017. LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 

Students can elect to pick up regalia during the May graduation fair or have it shipped to their home address. This is rental regalia and needs to be returned directly following the ceremony on June 4.

Regalia Order information

Photographs at the SoN Ceremony

GradImages is the official commencement photographer for the OHSU School of Nursing Hooding & Pinning Ceremony. A photographer will be stationed at Stage Exit and will take a complimentary photo of you after you've crossed the stage. Your photo proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours after the ceremony. In order to notify you when your images are available, GradImages sends emails and mails paper proofs, along with optional text message notifications. Your information is never shared and privacy is guaranteed. Pre-registering in simply a way to make sure your contact information is up-to-date with GradImages, so they can provide your complimentary proofs as quickly as possible. Although there's never any obligation to order, you'll save 20% off orders of $50 or more for your participation.
GradImages Pre-registration Flyer
To pre-register (optional) for your commencement proofs, please visit http://GradImages.com/Preregistration

Nursing Pin

Klein Jewelers in Portland is the exclusive supplier of OHSU nursing pins and has been making our pins since 1927. Undergraduate students have the option to order a nursing pin which will be "pinned" by a faculty pin-120representative at the pinning ceremony on June 4, 2017.

Students interested in ordering a nursing pin should submit the order form to Klein Jewelers directly by March 23rd, 2017.

Nursing Pin Order Form

Graduation Fair

OHSU will be holding the annual graduation fair in May 2017 at the OHSU Student Center on the Marquam Hill campus in Portland. Graduates should make all efforts to attend and pick up their Regalia, Nursing Pins, Latin Honor Cords, Name Cards for Graduation, Student instructions for Graduation Day, and pre-purchasing a Diploma Frame during this event. Graduates participating in the June 4th ceremony who are unable to attend during the time below should ensure they select "home shipment" when ordering regalia.

Grad Fair flyer 2017

Grad Fair Dates:

Day 1: Thurs., May 18 12pm - 6:00pm 

Day 2: Fri., May 19 8:00am - 1:00pm  

 

Head Shot photos for Class of 2017 composite

  •  May 18th 2:00pm - 4:00pm at the BICC library 1st floor studio. No appts. Walk ins welcome.
  •  May 19th 10:00am -12:00pm at the BICC library 1st floor studio. No appts. Walk ins welcome.

Head Shots Flyer 2017


Latin Honors

Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree is earned. Individual institutions delineate specific requirements that must be met to obtain these honors. Most institutions confer three levels of Latin honors:
  • Cum Laude "with honor / praise": 3.80 - 3.89
  • Magna Cum Laude "with great honor / praise": 3.90 - 3.99
  • Summa Cum Laude "with highest honor / praise": 4.0

Honor distinctions are bestowed upon Baccalaureate graduates at the OHSU School of Nursing. This honor is based on the cumulative grade point average for nursing courses through the term prior to program degree completion. It is important to note that Latin honors for Accelerated Baccalaureate students are awarded honor cords at the time of program degree completion.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Graduation can be a stressful time for many students which may generate a variety of questions.  To help alleviate any undue stress, we have created a FAQs page to help answer many of the common questions encountered during the months leading up to the ceremony.