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Saturday – June 11, 2016 at 10:00am

You may participate in Commencement if you have graduated or are graduating Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, or Summer 2016.If you are unsure whether you are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, please contact Kaycie Lane in the Registrar’s or call 541-962-3810.

Commencement check in on Saturday morning begins at 8:00 am in Quinn Coliseum.
Please enter from the north side of the building by the volleyball courts.


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 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.


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 visiting  The following two pieces of information are required to access their account:

  • Last Name of the graduate
  • Graduation Year

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

If you are a graduating senior and would like to participate, but are not on the list below please contact Kaycie Lane in the Registrar’s Office at or 541-962-3810

2016 Commencement Participation List

Questions? Please contact Kaycie Lane in the Registrar’s Office, or call 541-962-3810.

Robes, Cords and/or other Commencement regalia worn in conjunction with a particular program, club or other EOU department are handled through the particular college or club and is not under the purview of the Registrar’s Office – for questions please contact your program or club representative.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 by calling us at 541-962-3187 (other bookstore numbers 541-962-3691 or 541-962-3694).

  • HONORS CORDS will be sold only to students eligible to receive them. The Bookstore will have the list of eligible graduates.
  • 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.

PERSONALIZED ANNOUNCEMENTS can be ordered through the EOU affiliated Jostens page or by calling 800-854-7464.



Rehearsal for the Commencement Ceremony is scheduled on Friday – June 10 at 8:30 am.  Please meet in the large gym in Quinn Coliseum.  Participation in rehearsal is not mandatory, but it is very helpful to understand what the procedure will be for the actual ceremony on Saturday.

Friday, June 3rd

4:00 pmMulticultural/International Graduation Celebration - Hoke Main Lounge, Hoke 2nd Floor

Thursday, June 9th

4:00 pm - Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony – Loso Hall Foyer (EOU campus) 

This is an event to honor the students who are being inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International (Nursing Honor Society). Your family and friends are cordially invited to attend this special celebration.

Friday, June 10th

8:30 am - Commencement Rehearsal – Quinn Coliseum
10:00 am - OHSU 34th Annual Convocation & Awards Ceremony – McKenzie Theatre (EOU Campus)

Academic achievements of students, recipients of particular awards and nursing pins are presented during this event.
A reception, hosted by the OHSU School of Nursing faculty and staff, will follow the convocation.
Your family and friends are cordially invited to attend this special celebration.

11:00 am - Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony & Reception – Hoke 339
1:30 pm - EOU Student Awards Assembly – McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall. Reception follows in Lobby.
5:00pm – 7:00pm - Off Campus Graduation Celebration – David E. Gilbert Center (Adjacent to Ackerman Hall)

Information and RSVP Sign Up – 2016 Off Campus Graduation Celebration
Questions? Dee Toland ( or 541-962-3379)

Saturday, June 11th

8:00 am - Commencement Check-in and Continental Breakfast – Quinn Coliseum
9:00 am - Teaching and Administrative Professionals Continental Breakfast (9:30 line-up) – New Practice Gym (Old Pool)
10:00 am - Commencement Ceremony – Community Stadium

Live stream of the Commencement Ceremony available June 11th at 10:00 am CLICK HERE 

Eastern Oregon University marks the conclusion of the academic year with its formal Commencement Ceremony Saturday, June 11 2016.

The outdoor event begins at 10:00 a.m. at Community Stadium located at 6th St. and “G” Ave.

Check in for participating seniors begins at 8:00 am in Quinn Coliseum.

The ceremony will also be available to view at

Governor Kate Brown is giving the keynote address.

Also scheduled to speak is EOU President’s Scholar Cassie Gray-Jeffries of La Grande, who is completing her bachelor’s of science with a double major in anthropology/sociology and history.

Performing the National Anthem is Shahayla Ononaiye, of Kuna, Idaho, earning a bachelor’s of music and bachelor’s of science in business administration. Haley Hill, of Eagle, Idaho, will sing the Alma Mater. She is completing her bachelor’s of arts in English/writing.

No tickets are necessary to attend and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking is available for the day in all campus lots, excluding reserved spaces. Guests should arrive early and bring sunscreen, water and a hat or umbrella.

Approximately 456 students are opting to participate in the ceremony, not to be confused with graduation. For the 2015-16 academic year, EOU is expecting to confer an estimated 700+ bachelor’s degrees, about 85 master’s degrees, nine associate’s degrees and one certificate, pending completion of final grades for spring and summer terms.

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