Portland & Virtual Campuses Graduation

Convocation and Pinning/Hooding Ceremonies

Sunday, June 12, 2016
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Ore. 97232

Graduation Checklist
The OHSU School of Nursing will create 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.

Comprehensive Graduation Guide - coming soon!

2016 Graduation Checklist - coming soon!

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.

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. We also need to have an approximate head count for your guests to help with planning. Tickets are not requested for guests.

RSVP form will be available in January 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 15, 2016. LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Orders for 2016 will open in February 2016

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.


2016 pin orders will open in December 2015- more information coming soon

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)