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 MyOSU (under My Student Stuff, click Apply to Graduate). 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 Commencement section of this website.


With the exception of Spring term, diplomas are available approximately 2 weeks after the posting of degrees. Diplomas may be obtained in one of three ways:

  1. Students attending Commencement may receive their diploma at the ceremony if the student is on track to meet all requirements.
  2. Students, or their authorized designee, may pick their diploma at the Office of the Registrar. 
  3. Students may have their diploma mailed to them.

For details visit the Diplomas section of this website.