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Institution-wide Commencement Information

April 24, 2017

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    Pictured: Members of the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling Class of 2016.

In order to be helpful stewards for our graduates’ visitors, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear a gold nametag and be familiar with the campus map and this essential commencement information: 

Maps, Parking, and Lodging

For the law and graduate school commencements, parking is available in several on-campus lots but is prohibited in the local neighborhood. Campus safety officers and ushers will help direct traffic to open parking areas. Guests should allow extra time for traffic, walking to Griswold or Pamplin, and finding seating. Please visit these links for more information about:

Graduate School of Education and Counseling

When: Sunday, June 4, 9:50 a.m. (Graduates must be at Stamm in Templeton for staging at 9 a.m.)

Where: Pamplin Sports Center

Tickets: No tickets needed.

Live webcast: The live webcast will begin 15 minutes before the ceremony start time and conclude with the recessional.  

Commencement speaker:  Robin DiAngelo

Student speaker: L Pearson ’17

Reception: A short reception will be held immediately after graduation (approximately 12:30 p.m.) on the Frank Manor House circle (or in Templeton Campus Center, Stamm Dining Room, in case of inclement weather).

Mobility and ASL Accommodations: Graduates requesting accommodation for themselves should contact River Montijo, graduate registrar.

School of Law

When: Saturday, May 27, 11 a.m. (Graduates must be at Pamplin Sports Center, in regalia, at 9:15 a.m.)

Where: Pamplin Sports Center

Tickets: No tickets needed.

Live webcast: The live webcast will begin 15 minutes before the ceremony start time and conclude with the recessional. 

Commencement speaker: Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Presentation of the Leo Levenson Award: To be announced.

Reception: A dessert reception will be held after graduation at the law school.

Children’s Commencement Ceremony

In honor of the children of the graduating students, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Board of Directors present a special Children’s Commencement Ceremony held immediately following the Law School Commencement.  Location at the law school is to be determined.

Family and friends are invited to attend this ceremony.  Registration is necessary

College of Arts and Sciences

When: Saturday, May 6, 2 p.m. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for general admittance. Family and friends should arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m. for the commencement ceremony. 

Where: Veterans Memorial Coliseum (300 North Winning Way, Portland, OR 97227)

Tickets: Tickets are required for entry to commencement. Get your e-tickets here.

Commencement speaker: Michele Norris, Peabody Award-winning journalist and author

Student speaker: Arielle Valdez ’17

Important notice I-5 Northbound will be closed that weekend at Burnside.  If you plan to drive, please be aware of the detours.  We strongly encourage you to take public transit or the shuttle.