Like completing your degree, there are a few steps to complete.
- Registration will open April 20 and close May 20.
- This is a public event. Participants will be photographed/videoed.
- You MUST register to participate.
- Check-in at Gill Coliseum on Friday, June 10th between 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Important details about EECS Graduation Celebration
- School of EECS students who plan to participate must register to have your name read.
- Students who have graduated or will graduate Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022 can participate.
- Students are encouraged to attend the School Celebration on June 10 and the University Commencement Ceremony on June 11. Diplomas are only awarded at the university ceremony on June 11.
- This is a cap and gown ceremony. Graduation caps and gowns can be purchased from the Beaver Store, or borrow one from a friend. Be sure to order an orange tassel. Graduate students must also purchase a hood.
Please contact us at least two weeks in advance should you or your guests need any special accommodations.
- Doors open around 1:15 pm. Guests should arrive early and be prepared to wait out in the weather. Seating is first come, first served. Wear comfortable shoes; you will likely have to wait in line.
- Only clear bags are allowed in Gill Coliseum. Please refer to Oregon State Athletics' clear bag policy for specific information on bag restrictions. To speed entry into Gill, travel light.
- Do NOT bring these items to Gill. Refer to Oregon State Athletics' approved items list for additional information.
- Balloons – minimum fine of $150/balloon
- Wrapped gifts
- Please be advised, this is an athletics venue. Guest seating is not built for comfort.
- This is a public event. Participants will likely be photographed/videoed.
- There are no concessions. There is a brief reception afterwards.
- Empty water containers and unopened bottled water are permitted.
- Dutch Brothers is on 26th, across from the Coliseum.
- Parking is free in most lots except in metered/reserved parking spaces. Do not park in R1/R2 lots.
- Please contact us at least two weeks in advance should you need any special accommodations.
- The Office of the Registrar can provide a Commencement Visa Letter to international students participating in the Commencement ceremony, in order for those students and/or their family members to obtain visas from their country's US Embassy. The Commencement Visa Letter verifies the student's graduation status, ceremony date and attendance information, and a list of invited family members.
This year's keynote address will be delivered by alumna Nadia Payet (PhD computer science 2011), Senior Engineering Manager at Google. Learn more about Payet in this video.