Portland & Virtual Campuses Graduation

Convocation and Pinning/Hooding Ceremonies

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 11 a.m.
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Ore. 97232

Graduation Checklist
The OHSU School of Nursing has created a Graduation Checklist for 2015 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

2015 Graduation Checklist

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 20, 2015 for Spring graduates. Summer 2015 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 15, 2015.

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.

Please RSVP for the ceremony


Graduation announcements are available for purchase through Herff Jones. 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 2015 Portland convocation ceremony need to order their rental regalia online from Herff Jones by the April 15, 2015. LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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More information about ordering

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 5, 2015.

Pin orders are no longer being accepted for 2015. Please contact sn-affrs@ohsu.edu with questions.

Graduation Fair

OHSU will be holding the annual graduation fair in May 2015 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 two-day event. 

Day One: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12 - 6 p.m.

Day Two: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)