Commencement

Though we couldn’t be in person to celebrate our 2021 graduates, we are pleased to announce our virtual commencement ceremony on June 18, 2021! Check back for ceremony recording, posted on June 18.

Key elements of the ceremony include: 

  • Student commencement address
  • Keynote commencement address
  • Graduate address by UWS President Joseph Brimhall

COVID-19 Commencement Update:

The next commencement ceremony is scheduled for June 18, 2021. Due to current COVID-19 regulations within Multnomah County, this ceremony will be prerecorded and available for viewing beginning June 18, 2021 at 11 a.m. Please visit this page for the most up-to-date information.


Quick Facts

  • Upcoming Dates: 
    Spring 2021 – Friday, June 18, 2021
  • Time: Ceremony will be available for viewing beginning at 11 a.m. on June 18, 2021.
  • Location: Ceremony will be available for viewing beginning at 11 a.m. on June 18, 2021.
  • Live Stream: Link to the pre-recorded ceremony will become available as we near the date of commencement.

Commencement Program: Coming soon!

Grad Checklist

Eligibility

Students in the college of chiropractic are eligible to participate in commencement if:

  • They are on track to complete their degree requirements during the term that commencement is held;
  • The degree requirements were met in a previous term; or
  • They are on track to complete their degree requirements in the term immediately following commencement.

Students in the college of graduate studies are eligible to participate in commencement if:

  • They are on track to complete their degree requirements during the term that commencement is held; or
  • The degree requirements were met in a previous term.

Participating in the commencement ceremony does not signify completion of your academic program.

Questions about your eligibility to participate can be sent to [email protected].

Diploma Confirmation and Commencement RSVP

All eligible candidates will receive an email to confirm their diploma information and to RSVP for the commencement ceremony during the first week of either spring or fall quarter.  If you do not receive this email please email [email protected].

  • If you choose not to be part of the virtual ceremony you still need to fill out the form to enter your diploma information.
  • If you are unable to attend the commencement ceremony you can request two complimentary copies of the program to be mailed to your home.

Regalia

Your regalia is your cap and gown and is complimentary from UWS and yours to keep after the ceremony.

Instructions for ordering regalia will be provided to all eligible candidates via email.

Parking, Transportation and Travel

The ceremony will be held virtually.

Activities

Open House
The open house will not be taking place due to current COVID-19 regulations.

Explore

For those visiting from out of town, here are some resources to help you explore the surrounding area.

Speakers

TBD—will be determined at a later date.

Student Speakers

All graduates will be able to nominate a peer as the student speaker. Details to nominate a candidate will be sent with the diploma confirmation and commencement RSVP ceremony.

Previous Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Joseph P.D. Stiefel, president of National University of Health Sciences was the keynote speaker for the 2020 commencement ceremony.

Commencement Information


The ceremony will be held via a virtual pre-recorded ceremony.

FAQs for Summer 2021

Gifts for graduates

Not applicable due to virtual format.

Photos

Not applicable due to virtual format.