EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
Commencement is scheduled for Saturday – June 15, 2013 at 10:00am
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.
If you are a graduating senior and plan to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, please go to www.eou.edu/commencement/commencecard and complete the participation card. You must complete by Friday – May 10, 2013 as this will allow us to plan accordingly. If you do not have access to our website, you may call 541-962-3608 to have your name added to the participation list. You may participate in Commencement if you are graduating fall 2012, winter 2013, spring 2013, or summer 2013. If you are not eligible to participate in the ceremony, your name will not appear on the participation list or in the program.
Rehearsal for the Commencement Ceremony is scheduled on Friday – June 14 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.
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. Shortly after grades are posted, the honors list will be available on the Registrar’s website. The EOU Bookstore will also have a list of eligible graduates.
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 Carolyn Bloyed at 541-962-3608 or email@example.com.
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.
UPDATES ON WEBSITE
As we receive information on upcoming events, we will update the website. There will be a link from our homepage at www.eou.edu to the commencement website or you can go directly to the commencement homepage at www.eou.edu/commencement.
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; MTE 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 are taken by Grad Image. All graduates are photographed receiving their diploma. You can visit their website at www.gradimages.com for information regarding ordering photos. They can also be reached at 800-261-2576.