The School of Public Health graduates students each Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms. Students who complete all academic requirements for their individual program, must apply online to graduate:
Final official transcripts can be released by the Registrar’s Office only after degree verification has been completed and all institutional obligations have been satisfied.
2018 Dates and Locations
Graduate Convocation and Hooding – Sunday, June 3rd, 2018. Convocation begins at 1:00 pm, and SPH Hooding will begin at 3:00 pm at Oregon Convention Center.
Undergraduate Commencement – Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Moda Center
You can pick up your regalia on May 24 and 25 at the OHSU campus.
GradImages is the official commencement photographer for the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Hooding Ceremony. Your proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours of the ceremony. In order to notify you when your images are available, GradImages sends emails and mails paper proofs, along with optional text message notifications. Your information is never shared and privacy is guaranteed. Pre-registering is simply a way to make sure your contact information is up-to-date with GradImages, so they can provide your complimentary proofs as quickly as possible. Although there’s never any obligation to order, you’ll save 20% off orders of $50 or more for your participation. To pre-register (optional) for your commencement proofs, please visit GradImages.com/Preregistration.
Elite Frames is the manufacturer of OHSU diploma frames and will attend the OHSU regalia distribution days held in the Nucleus lounge on the first floor of the OHSU Student Center Thursday, May 18th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Friday, May 19th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. To save time and ensure they have the frame style you wish and avoid shipping charges on special order frames, it is advised that you pre-order your frames by going to www.eliteframes.com/OHSU and your frame will be ready for pick-up at the event. Place pre-orders by 5/14/17. Frames are also available at the OHSU Student Center Store, but not all frame or picture frame moulding options are available as compared to the website.
Framing Success is the manufacturer of PSU diploma frames and may attend the PSU regalia distribution days held in the Smith Memorial Student Union room 329 Wednesday, May 24 & Thursday, May 25 from 1-6pm. Frames are also available through the PSU graduation online store.
According to the PSU Commencement team, starting May 26th, students can purchase their cap & gown packages in-person through the PSU Spirit Store located on the first floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union. Both cash and card are accepted for payment and the last day to purchase through the Spirit Store is Friday, June 16th.
There is no limit to the number of guests you would like to bring to the Hooding. To help us plan for this event, we asked to please indicate in the registration box how many guests you expect to bring to the Hooding Ceremony in the invitation. If your guest number has since changed, you can send us an update at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You do not have to bring your printed registration to the event, we will keep a list of all the RSVPs.
You should plan accordingly with traffic, parking, using the restrooms, etc. before the events begin. If you are participating in any of the June 4 events, expect to arrive earlier than the event actually begins. Please note that robing and line-up for students and faculty begins at 12:00 p.m. and early admittance into Exhibit Hall C/D will not be permitted. Doors to Exhibit Hall C/D will open at 12:15 p.m., and families and guests will be allowed in the venue at that time.
Each of the June 4 events takes place at the Oregon Convention Center, and the day’s events run from morning to early evening. Specific information can be found at the OHSU-PSU SPH Graduation Events and OHSU Convocation pages.
Master’s degree students and alums wear a black robe, a black motarboard cap, a salmon pink tassel that will hang from your cap, and a master’s hood (imagine a backwards scarf) indicating the University’s colors and the discipline’s color.
Yes, all faculty and student participants of the Hooding ceremony (and the OHSU Convocation and the PSU Commencement ceremonies) are to be in their academic regalia.
The OHSU Convocation team orders all reception items for each School. We anticipate refreshments and appetizer type items will be provided.