Commencement and Grades

  • Graduating seniors are required to take final examinations during the regularly scheduled Final Examination Week of Spring Term.
  • Diplomas are distributed to eligible graduation applicants at Commencement on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
  • Oregon State University must adhere to the following procedures for clearing Spring Term degree candidates.

Directions for Instructors

  • Follow the specific instructions to submit preliminary grades when grading opens and the notification/instructions go out on Monday, May 2.

If you have questions regarding the preliminary grades policy, please contact [email protected] in the Office of the Registrar.


Timeline and Process for Spring Degree Candidates

Commencement 2022

Monday, May 2, 2022

  • "Preliminary" grade rosters are sent to instructors via email from [email protected].
  • The email will include attached pdf files outlining the grading process and the instructor’s grading roster. 

 Monday, May 9, 2022

  • Preliminary grades are due by noon.
  • Grades should reflect the anticipated final grade.
  • A preliminary grade of "I" (or any non-passing grade) will prevent releasing a student’s diploma at commencement.

 Tuesday, May 10, 2022

  • Preliminary degree review process begins for baccalaureate degrees.
  • Coordination with the Graduate School for master’s and doctoral degree review begins. 

Thursday, June 2, 2022

  • Students who are definitively ineligible or potentially ineligible based on university graduation requirements, college/school requirements, or departmental graduation requirements (guided by Head Advisors) are notified.

Finals Week

  • Faculty should upload final grades as soon as possible for degree candidates who have a final grade of D, F, N, or I/GRADE. 
  • Unless a final grade has been submitted, the decision for diploma distribution is based on the preliminary grade submitted.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

  • Baccalaureate degree candidates with degree deficiencies may participate in commencement but will not receive their diploma.

Your efforts make it possible for us to continue OSU’s unique tradition of distributing diplomas on commencement day. Thank you.