Education at OHSU

Convocation and Hooding Ceremonies 2022

Thank you for a wonderful celebration of our graduates

June 5, 2022
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Contact Information

This year's Convocation, graduation and hooding ceremonies are now complete.

You can view the flipbook of the day's events here.


Convocation will commence at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 5.  Click on the O2 calendar entry, and add this important event to your online calendar. Learn all about parking at OCC at the website.

View the livestream here, and scroll down for links to the School ceremony livestreams.

Convocation Schedule

Online Guide

Regalia Guide

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This year's speakers include:

  • Keynote speaker - Dr. Donn Spight, Professor of Surgery, OHSU School of Medicine, and staff physician in the Operative Care Division at the Portland VA Medical Center
  • Welcome Address from President Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
  • Board of Directors Message from Ruth Beyer, J.D., Vice Chair
  • Faculty Senate Greetings from Martina Ralle, Ph.D., President
  • All-Hill Student Council Message from Michael Snow, 4th year dental student - President

How does our COVID vaccination policy impact the event?

It is currently OHSU’s policy that all attendees of all ages of an OHSU-sponsored event (including staff and organizers) are either fully vaccinated or have received a negative PCR test within 48 hours before the event (at home tests are NOT sufficient). By registering or attending the Convocation and/or School hooding ceremonies, you and your guests agree to be in compliance with this policy. This also applies to staff and volunteers of the event as well. 

OHSU reserves the right to require further restrictions to attendance, depending on the public-health situation as we draw closer to the graduation events. We may request proof of vaccination or negative PCR test upon entry to the event – we will communicate this in advance if this is the case. As we are all aware, the COVID situation evolves over time, and our response must also evolve.

School of Nursing regional campuses are coordinating graduation events with their host universities, and will share more information on vaccination policy for those events, to be held locally in Ashland, Klamath Falls, La Grande and Monmouth.

How can you mitigate the risk of COVID infection at these events?

If you and/or your family members or guests are immunocompromised or at risk, please consider safety when attending the graduation ceremonies, and take necessary precautions to stay safe. This may include masking, distancing if and where possible (remembering that this is a large public event), or staying home on the day to watch a live stream of the event.

Masks are not mandatory in the Oregon Convention Center, although we recognize some people may feel more comfortable wearing one.  While there are many people who feel ready to take off their masks, there are also many with underlying conditions or a personal preference to continue protecting themselves with masks.  Thank you for respecting everyones’ personal preference.

How do you view the live stream of the event?

The live stream of the Convocation will be accessible on the day using this link, so loved ones who cannot be there will still be able to see it all take place. We will also broadcast the School hooding ceremonies directly from the Oregon Convention Center, and links to these will be shared by your Schools.

Do we have a contingency plan in place in the case that COVID numbers are increasing or a new variant is active at the time of the events?

If conditions change, the decision to hold an in-person event may be revised to match the circumstances. What this means is, if the COVID situation is unsafe, with growing case numbers, hospitalizations and mortalities, we may revert to modified ceremonies that will help event attendees stay safe and healthy. We will be sure to communicate any such decision widely. As the pandemic continues to evolve, and the public-health response shifts and changes, we will share more to help you make decisions.

    Individual school hooding and pinning ceremonies immediately follow the Convocation ceremony.

    Students will hear more from their programs about their graduation-related events. Follow the links below to watch the livestreams of these events.

    School of Dentistry – Hooding Ceremony

    School of Medicine – M.D. Hooding Ceremony

    School of Medicine – Graduate Studies Hooding & Completion Ceremony

    OHSU-PSU School of Public Health – Hooding Ceremony

    School of Nursing – Hooding & Pinning Ceremony
    Our School of Nursing regional programs will share details in the future on their graduation ceremonies in Ashland, Klamath Falls, La Grande and Monmouth.

    College of Pharmacy – Graduation Ceremony
    Click here for more information.

    If you have questions about your School events, see the online guide above for your Program Director or Student Service Coordinator contact information.