Portland & Virtual Campuses Graduation

Convocation and Pinning/Hooding Ceremonies

Sunday, June 12, 2016
1:00 p.m. - OHSU Convocation Begins
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Ore. 97232
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Graduation Checklist
The OHSU School of Nursing has created a Graduation Checklist for 2016 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.

Note: Make-up photo date added. Friday, June 10 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in the BICC on the 1st floor. 

Comprehensive Graduation Guide
Convocation Checklist
Instructions for Graduates

Application for Degree

Students must submit an Application for Degree to receive their diploma.  This form should be completed and returned to the OHSU Registrar no later than March 18, 2016 for Spring graduates. Summer 2016 graduates wishing to participate in the ceremony and/or have their information included in the program need to submit their applications no later than April 1, 2016.

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.

Convocation RSVP form

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Please submit form by April 1, 2016.


Graduation announcements will be available for purchase through Herff Jones in February 2016. Personalized OHSU Graduation Announcements may be purchased separately or in conjunction with cap/gown/announcement packages.


Regalia is required of all student graduates and faculty participating in the OHSU School of Nursing convocation ceremony. Students participating in the 2016 Portland convocation ceremony need to order their rental regalia online from Herff Jones by the April 22, 2016. 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 12.

2016 order form now open

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 12, 2016.

Students interested in ordering a nursing pin should submit the order form to Klein Jewlers directly by March 18, 2016.

2016 Nursing Pin order form

Graduation Fair

OHSU will be holding the annual graduation fair in May 2016 at the Student Center on the Marquam Hill campus in Portland. Graduates should make all efforts to attend and pick up their regalia, nursing pins, and diploma frames during this event. Graduates participating in the June 12th ceremony who are unable to attend during the time below should ensure they select "home shipment" when ordering regalia.

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Thursday, May 26 - noon - 6 p.m.
Friday, May 27 - 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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.