Commencement and Hooding Ceremonies 2024

class of 2018 with hoods

We are excited to celebrate with you in person for the 2024 OHSU Commencement and School of Dentistry Hooding Ceremonies! 

Commencement will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at the Oregon Convention CenterClick here to view the calendar entry and add this important event to your online calendar.

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. BLVD
Portland, OR 97232

The 2024 Commencement speakers include:

  • Keynote speaker - Dr. Sejal Hathi, Director of Oregon Health Authority
  • Welcome Address - President Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
  • Board of Directors Message - Wayne Monfries, Chair
  • Faculty Senate Greetings - Dr. Amy Miller Juve, Senate President
  • OHSU Foundation Message - Jill Eiland, Interim President
  • All-Hill Student Council Message - Ariana Sattler, graduate student & President

If guests are unable to attend the events in person, Convocation will be live streamed on YouTube. See the below links for the 2024 ceremonies.

June 2, 2024 Official Event Schedule

12:00 p.m. Students arrive at OCC for robing and lineup, Exhibit Hall A1
                   Bring cap, gown, hood and tassel. Leave your personal
                   belongings with family.

12:15 p.m. Doors open to guests

1:00 p.m.   OHSU Convocation Ceremony, Exhibit Hall C/D

2:30-3:00 p.m.* Line-up for SOD Hooding Ceremony, Rooms B117-119
                            Retrieve processional card and line-up alphabetically by bridge group or advanced education program.

3:00-4:30 p.m.* School of Dentistry Hooding Ceremony, Exhibit Hall B

4:30 p.m.* School of Dentistry Reception, PreFunction A
                   Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

*Note that start times may vary after the 1:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony ends

Graduating students: Find updated information regarding Commencement here.

Regalia is required of ALL graduates and faculty participating in the OHSU Commencement and School of Dentistry Hooding Ceremonies.

Regalia pickup is scheduled May 24 in RLSB.

Parking for the Convocation Ceremony can be found at various garages and lots near the Oregon Convention Center. The rate for the OCC facility is $12-15/day paid upon entry. This will facilitate a quick exit at the conclusion of the ceremonies. The TriMet MAX, Streetcar and buses all stop within a block of the OCC.

The following hotels are near the Oregon Convention Center.

Hyatt Regency Portland at the Convention Center

Embassy Suites Portland Downtown

Duniway Boutique Hotel

The Oregon Convention Center is a non-smoking facility.  Alcoholic beverages, helium balloons, pressurized cans and explosive devices, and items containing hazardous substances are strictly forbidden. Stroller parking will be available in the exhibit halls and ballrooms.

The OCC has two nursing mothers’ pods called Mamava available to students and guests. One is located in Pre-function Lobby A space near A103 and the other is in Pre-function Lobby E near the E Meeting rooms.  The code to access these is 8008, or you can use the Mamava app.

  • Pre-register to receive your graduation photos from The Grad Team.
  • View and purchase your Hooding photos from The Grad Team after the ceremony.
  • View and purchase Convocation Ceremony photos.

Diplomas will be available to students once the degree verification process has been completed. Students will receive diploma covers during the Hooding Ceremony. Graduates with outstanding degree requirements should contact Student Services following completion of these requirements.