Graduation 2022

This year’s OHSU Commencement celebration is Sunday, June 5, 2022 at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) located at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the Lloyd district.  Access to the OCC will be limited to the main doors and the parking garages below the OCC. Doors will open at 12:15 PM. Public transportation is also available through the MAX, Portland Streetcar, and Trimet bus lines: 19, 20, 6, 70, & 77. The Rose Quarter Transit Center is a 7 minute walk from the OCC. 

Convocation will begin at 1 PM in Exhibit Hall C & D. The Graduate Studies' completion ceremony will immediately follow in Exhibit Hall E at 3 PM. A light reception will follow the completion ceremony upstairs in the Portland Ballroom (rooms 255 & 256). 

Please leave all valuables at home, we will not have any secure storage available. Please turn off or silence all pagers and cell phones during the ceremonies.

COVID-19

It is currently OHSU’s policy that all attendees of an OHSU-sponsored event are either fully vaccinated or have received a negative PCR test within 48 hours before the event. By registering or attending the Convocation and/or School hooding ceremonies, you and your guests agree to be in compliance with this policy.

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.

Ceremony Live-Stream links

In the event that your guests are unable to join in-person, the Convocation ceremony will be livestreamed here. The Graduate Studies hooding and completion ceremony will also be livestreamed and recorded for later viewing. Please see the link here.

Prepare for Graduation 2022 by completing the following tasks. 

  1. Check if you are eligible to graduate through the Graduate Studies Convocation Guide.
     
  2. If you would like to participate in the graduation ceremonies on June 5th and need regalia, please call Herff Jones/RoyalT Papers: 360.254.7870. Graduate Studies will cover the cost of a basic graduation package: gown, cap, tassel and hood. Students are responsible for any additional orders such as announcements, extra tassels, etc. 

UPDATED 5.31.22 *Please be advised that your academic hood may be missing from your order because Herff Jones is experiencing supply chain issues. Students should have received a shipping notification about their hood over Memorial Day weekend. Herff Jones will have hoods available at the Convention Center for anyone who does not receive their hood prior to the ceremony.

We will continue to update this webpage with additional information and instructions over the coming weeks.
Please contact somgrad@ohsu.edu with any questions you have about graduation 2022.