As of Spring 2019, undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students no longer need to apply for graduation, as OSU implemented Institutional Awarding of degrees. Graduate students will still need to apply for graduation.

Important Dates and Deadlines:
Undergraduate & Postbaccalaureate Students

Graduation Term

Conferral Date*

Expected Degree Award Date**

Expected Diploma Availability Date

Fall 2018

December 7, 2018

December 20, 2018

January 4, 2019

Winter 2019

March 22, 2019

April 6, 2019

April 19, 2019

Spring 2019

June 15, 2019

June 28, 2019

See Spring Diploma Availability Date below

Summer 2019

September 6, 2019

September 18, 2019

October 4, 2019

Fall 2019 December 13, 2019

December 28, 2019

January 10, 2020
Winter 2020 March 20, 2020

April 4, 2020

April 17, 2020
Spring 2020 June 13, 2020

June 27, 2020

See Spring Diploma Availability Date below
Summer 2020 September 4, 2020

September 19, 2020

October 2, 2020

Footnotes:

* Conferral Date — the graduation date that appears on the diploma and transcript.

** Expected Degree Award Date — the date the Office of the Registrar has completed final degree clearance and posts degree awarded status on transcripts. Only AFTER the degree awarded status is posted, are students' degrees officially awarded and visible on the official transcript.

Spring Diploma Availability Date — students who are on track to meet graduation requirements and who do not have any unarticulated or pending transfer work from other institutions that is applicable toward their degree may be eligible to receive their diploma on Commencement Day. For those who are eligible but are not attending Commencement, diplomas are available for pick-up after 12 pm on the first business day after Commencement.

Students who have unarticulated or pending transfer work from other institutions that is applicable toward their degree will have to wait until their degrees are awarded before obtaining their diploma.

Students in the Degree Partnership Program (DPP) may be eligible to receive their diploma on Commencement day. To be eligible, the Office of the Registrar must receive as close to final grades as possible from the instructor(s) teaching at the other institution. The instructor’s email must come from their institution email address and be sent to graduation@oregonstate.edu. It is the responsibility of the DPP student to notify their instructors to email OSU.