*Please note that the 2020 Commencement program has been postponed due to COVID-19.*


It is highly recommended that students, family, faculty, and staff take the opportunity to celebrate this momentous accomplishment. The university holds a single commencement ceremony each June. Students must RSVP their intention to attend via the Commencement homepage. Detailed information is sent to the current mailing address of eligible students in April of each year. Oregon State University has a long-standing, proud tradition of providing each student with his or her own diploma at the commencement ceremony. Find out more details at the official Commencement site.

If you RSVPed for Commencement and no longer plan to attend, you may cancel your RSVP the same place where you noted you would attend (see image below).


For details on diplomas, visit the Diplomas section of this site.

Honor Cords at Commencement

Honor Cords are available to those students who will graduate with a GPA that meets OSU’s GPA and credit eligibility. Academic honors are based on Winter Term OSU Institutional cumulative GPA & credits. A student must have 90 credits or 60 upper-division credits at OSU and be a graduate of the current academic year. Future Summer and Fall graduates are not eligible to wear honor cords; there are no exceptions to this policy. The honors, cord color, and minimum GPA are as follows:

Cum Laude (orange cord): 3.50+

Magna Cum Laude (gold cord): 3.70+

Summa Cum Laude (white cord): 3.85+