Commencement Information

EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

2014 Commencement Activities

Commencement is scheduled for Saturday – June 14, 2014 at 10:00am

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Safe Ride Program
Loveland Funeral Chapel will provide a designated driver offering free rides within La Grande and Island City from 10 p.m. Saturday, June 14 until 3 a.m. Sunday, June 15. Call 541-963-5022 for a ride or more information.
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Live streaming of the ceremony will be available at Livestream.com/eousports

Commencement should not be confused with “graduation.” Graduation refers to the actual fulfillment of degree requirements resulting in the conferral of a degree and a diploma. Commencement is a ceremony. It is a time for you to celebrate your accomplishments along with your family, your friends, and the EOU community.

Commencement Participation List as of June 13

If you are not listed on the participation list but plan to participate please check in at 8 am in Quinn Coliseum lobby Saturday morning.

PARTICIPATION

If you are a graduating senior and plan to participate in the Commencement Ceremony please complete the participation card below:

                       PARTICIPATION CARD DEADLINE MAY 9TH

You may participate in Commencement if you are graduating fall 2013, winter 2014, spring 2014, or summer 2014. Commencement check in on Saturday morning begins at 8 am in Quinn.  Please enter from the east side of the building by the tennis courts.

REHEARSAL

Rehearsal for the Commencement Ceremony is scheduled on Friday – June 13 at 8:30 am.  Please meet in the large gym in Quinn Coliseum.  Participation is not mandatory, but it is very helpful to understand what the procedure will be for the actual ceremony on Saturday.

HONORS CORDS

Magna/Summa/Cum Laude honors cords may be purchased from the EOU Bookstore at the time you purchase your cap and gown.  Honors (for the Commencement Ceremony and Program) will be determined based on your cumulative GPA (including transfer credits if applicable) through winter term.  The EOU Bookstore will have a list of eligible graduates by April 11th.  You can also email graduation@eou.edu for your GPA/honor qualifications after that date.

NO TICKETS NECESSARY!

Your family and guests do not need tickets to attend the Commencement Ceremony. Seating at Community Stadium is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have family or guests that require special accommodations, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 541-962-3607 or email registrar@eou.edu. Please keep in mind that the ceremony is outdoors, so your family should bring an umbrella for rain or sun. It’s also a good idea to layer clothing or bring a blanket in case of inclement weather.

CAPS, GOWNS & HONORS CORDS

Eastern Oregon University Bookstore has Bachelor and Master regalia in the store for students to purchase.  We will have the caps, gowns & honors cords available until graduation.  Students can order regalia on line at www.eoubookstore.com or call us at 800-667-3270.

  • HONORS CORDS will be sold only to students eligible to receive them.  The Bookstore will have the list of eligible graduates.  This list will also be posted on the Registrar’s website.
  • EOU MASTER gowns, caps & tassels are BLACK, plus a HOOD is worn. The hood represents the University colors inside the hood; EOU colors are blue and gold.  The velvet trim on the outer edge of the hood represents the degree; MAT is light blue, MBA is bronze.  The Masters gown is very different from a bachelor gown, in that the sleeves have large extensions.
  • OSU AG BACHELOR caps & gowns are BLACK with a MAISE (yellow) tassel.
  • NURSING BACHELOR caps & gowns are WHITE with an APRICOT tassel.

The Bookstore stocks EOU GENERIC ANNOUNCEMENTS for students not wanting a Personalized Announcement.  PERSONALIZED ANNOUNCEMENTS are ordered direct from Jostens at www. shop.jostens.com or 800-854-7464.

COMMENCEMENT PHOTOS

Commencement photos are taken by Grad Image. All graduates are photographed receiving their diploma.

Graduates at Eastern Oregon University can locate their graduation photos online by visitinghttp://www.gradimages.com/easternoregonuniversity.  The following two pieces of information are required to access their account:

  • Last Name of the graduate
  • Graduation Year

Graduates can reach our Customer Service Department by calling 800.261.2576, if they have any questions or need assistance.

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