2015 commencement activities

2015 EOU CommencementPhoto by Emily Mery / EOU’s formal Commencement Ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13 and will be streamed live.

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2015 Commencement Ceremony and activities

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 or lhancock@eou.edu

June 3, 2015

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Eastern Oregon University marks the conclusion of the academic year with its formal Commencement Ceremony Saturday, June 13.

The outdoor event begins at 10 a.m. at Community Stadium at 6th St. and “G” Ave. on campus and will also be available to view at livestream.com/eou.

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 378 students are participating in the ceremony. Delivering the commencement keynote is EOU President’s Scholar Camila Claycomb of La Grande. Claycomb is completing a double major in English studies and history with a minor in Spanish.

Other scheduled speakers include EOU Interim President Jay Kenton and State Board of Higher Education member Brittany Kenison.

Performing the National Anthem is Brittanie Schnell. Emily Smith will sing the Alma Mater.

Family or guests requiring special seating accommodations for the ceremony should contact the Registrar’s Office at 541-962-3607 or registrar@eou.edu.

In the 2014-15 academic year, EOU will confer an estimated 717 bachelor’s degrees, 80 master’s degrees, five certificates and three associate’s degrees, pending completion of final grades for spring and summer terms.

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Other activities related to commencement include Oregon Health & Science University’s 34th annual Convocation and Awards Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, June 12 in McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall.

EOU’s annual Student Awards Assembly will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon, also in McKenzie Theatre, with a reception to follow in the Loso lobby. A total of 37 awards will be presented to undergraduate and graduate students this year.

Friday at 5 p.m. is a celebration for off-campus graduates and their families in the Gilbert Center adjacent to Ackerman Hall.

Loveland Funeral Chapel will provide a designated driver offering free rides within La Grande and Island City from 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13 to 3 a.m. Sunday, June 14. Call 541-963-5022 for a ride or more information.

Additional details and schedules are available at www.eou.edu/commencement.


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