School of Dentistry


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OHSU Convocation & School of Dentistry Hooding Ceremony

Sunday, June 7, 2020

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

Schedule of Events

June 7, 2020 Event Schedule

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

12:15 p.m.    Doors open to guests

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

2:30-3:00 p.m.* Line-up for SOD Hooding Ceremony, Rooms B110-112
                            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, Lobby B and Rooms B113-119

Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Return gowns and hoods to collection boxes (keep cap & tassel).

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


Regalia is required of ALL graduates and faculty participating in the OHSU Convocation Ceremony and School of Dentistry Hooding Ceremony. In-person ordering is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in RLSB 5N004. Otherwise, online ordering is now open. Rental orders must be placed by April 17 and purchased orders must be placed by March 27.

Regalia distribution will be held at the Student Center on Marquam Hill during the following times:

  • Thursday, May 28 from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 29 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Return your regalia (hood and gown) after the ceremonies on June 7. Collection boxes will be provided throughout the venue. Caps and tassels are yours to keep.


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 $8/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.

Visitor Accommodations

For information on lodging and dining visit Travel Portland.

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 int he 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.

OHSU logo merchandise will be sold on site or orders can be placed online through the OHSU Online Store.

Photos and Video

  • View and purchase your senior portraits from the 2020 Online Gallery - TBA
  • Pre-register to receive your graduation photos from GradImages.
  • View and purchase your Hooding photos from GradImages after the ceremony (Login with your last name, Oregon Health & Science University and 2020).
  • View and purchase Convocation Ceremony photos from the 2020 Online Gallery - TBA
  • View the 2019 Convocation Ceremony.


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 their registrar following completion of these requirements.

Important Links

Apply to Graduate

Calendar of Important Events & Deadlines TBA

Convocation Online Guide

Diversity Cord Nomination

Order Diploma Frame

Order Official Transcripts

Order Regalia (by April 17, 2020)

Parking Options

Photo Pre-registration

Verification of Education Form

Visit the Alumni site for Practice Opportunities

Faculty information

Deadline to purchase regalia: March 27, 2020

Deadline to rent regalia: April 17, 2020

Deadline to RSVP for Faculty Appreciation Brunch: April 2020

Appreciation Brunch: Rooms C123-124

Faculty Robing: Rooms C120-122


Jenna Wilkinson

Polina Pozdina

Mark Mitchell

Office: 503-494-8825