Graduation 2023

This year’s OHSU Commencement celebration is Friday, June 9, 2023 at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd). The Convocation ceremony is from 1:00-2:30 PM. The combined MD/Graduate Studies completion/hooding ceremony is from 3:00-6:30 PM. We will not limit the number of guests for each student, as had been the case in years past. Additional details can be found in the Convocation Schedule document below. Click on the O2 calendar entry, and add this important event to your online calendar.

The Online Guide provides details, policies, and resources for Convocation Day activities. The Regalia Guide provides all relevant information for your regalia order/purchase. Graduate Studies will cover the cost for a basic regalia package: gown, hood, cap/tassel. Any additional items such as announcements or rings, etc., are the graduate's responsibility.

PARKING:  This will be a busy day at the Convention Center, all schools across the university participate in Convocation and will have their own completion/hooding ceremonies throughout the day. All entrances to the OCC parking garage will be open, but garage parking is limited. We encourage graduates and their guests to plan ahead and consider arriving early, carpooling, walking/cycling, using public transportation or taking a taxi/ride share service. Learn all about public transportation options and parking at OCC at the website.

Access to the Convention Center is limited to the parking garage and the main entrance on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at NE Oregon Street.

Convocation Schedule 

Online Guide 

Regalia Guide 

Interested in purchasing OHSU-branded merchandise? Head to the OHSU Campus Store.

Ceremony Live-Stream links

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

Prepare for Graduation 2023 by completing the following tasks. 

  1. Check if you are eligible to graduate through the Graduate Studies Convocation Guide.
  2. Apply to graduate by April 28, 2023.
    1. Visit Student Self-Service and click on the yellow 'OHSU Student Information System' button. If you need assistance with applying to graduate, please review the Apply to Graduate User Guide instructions. 
  3. Order regalia by April 14, 2023. If you missed the April 14 deadline but would like to participate in the graduation festivities, please reach out to Alex at the email address listed at the bottom of this page. He will connect you with our vendor liaison. If, for any reason, you have already paid for your own regalia, please submit your receipt to Alex. Graduate Studies will cover the cost of the basic graduation package: gown, cap, tassel and hood.
    1. If you would like to participate in the graduation ceremonies on June 9th and need regalia, please visit our regalia vendor, Herff Jones. Graduate Studies pays 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. 

We will continue to update this webpage with additional information and instructions over the coming weeks.
Please contact with any questions you have about graduation 2023.