Celebrate your accomplishments at Commencement!

Graduation 2019 Walk Photo

This year Oregon Tech is planning to hold Commencement in-person, with two ceremonies on our Klamath Falls campus and one ceremony on our Portland-Metro Campus. 

College of Health, Arts, & Sciences on Friday, June 10 at 2 pm. 

  • Departments include: Applied Mathematics, Communication Studies, Dental Hygiene, Humanities & Social Sciences, Medical Imaging Technology, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Respiratory Care

College of Engineering, Technology, & Management on Saturday, June 11 at 10 am. 

  • Departments Include: Business, Civil Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering Technology,  Electrical & Renewable Engineering, Geomatics, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Portland-Metro Commencement will be on Sunday, June 12 at 2 pm. 

Commencement is an important way to mark the completion of this part of your education. Faculty members look forward to sharing it with you, your family, and your friends. We encourage the earlier graduates of the academic year (Fall 2021 and Winter 2022) and the graduating candidates for Spring and Summer 2022 to join us! Please note the annual graduation program only lists graduates from Fall-Summer of that academic year.

In order for your name to appear in the program you must have filed your Application for Degree in the Registrar's Office no later than May 1, 2022.

Follow these 5 steps to Graduation

Together, you and your advisor will run your electronic degree audit through DegreeWorks and check your progress toward your degree. 

Submit the Application for Degree (located in TECHweb) at least two terms prior to your anticipated degree completion term. There is a $56.00 fee that will be put on your student account when you apply to graduate. Your records will be reviewed by a Graduation Analyst in the Registrar's Office and you will be notified if additional courses/course substitutions/transcripts are needed in order for you to graduate.

*If you have not turned in your Application for Degree by May 1, 2021, your name WILL NOT appear in the program.

College of Health, Arts, & Sciences on Friday, June 10 at 2 pm. - Register Here

  • Departments include: Applied Mathematics, Communication Studies, Dental Hygiene, Humanities & Social Sciences, Medical Imaging Technology, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Respiratory Care

College of Engineering, Technology, & Management on Saturday, June 11 at 10 am. - Register Here

  • Departments Include: Business, Civil Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering Technology,  Electrical & Renewable Engineering, Geomatics, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Portland-Metro Commencement will be on Sunday, June 12 at 2 pm. - Register Here

All graduating seniors who have loans must participate in an Exit Interview in order to graduate.

Students should check their account for holds before graduation. Those who have holds placed on their accounts will not be given their diplomas (review the diploma release policy). Holds can result from very small charges, such as library fines or medicinal charges at the Student Health Center. Students can ensure that their accounts are free of holds at the Cashier's Office in Snell Hall or on Web for Student.

Review your DegreeWorks audit to verify all degree requirements are met. Requirements for Associate, Bachelor, and Master degrees at Oregon Institute of Technology are determined by, and vary with, academic departments. Curricular requirements for each degree can be found in the catalog under each department.

Students completing Master degrees must complete their Project or Thesis and have their Final Approval Form (located in TECHweb) signed and submitted to the Registrar's Office before they can graduate.

Congratulations, you have completed your last course! Now what?

After you have passed your last courses and completed all of your graduation requirements, you will need to allow up to 4 weeks for your degree to be awarded to your official records and your diploma to be mailed to you.

Grades must be finalized and it must be verified that you have successfully completed all degree requirements before your degree is awarded and recorded on your transcript. Once your degree is awarded, a notification will be sent to your Oregon Tech email address. You can also check your unofficial transcript on Web for Student to see if your degree has been awarded.

Oregon Tech uses Parchment to issue diplomas to students. Shortly after our office has awarded your degree, you will receive an electronic copy of your diploma via email from Parchment for you to download, share with friends/family, or via social media. Your official paper diploma, will be sent to you via regular mail and you will receive an email from Parchment with tracking information upon shipment. 

Please Note: Diplomas are held if there is an outstanding balance on your student account and/or if required loan Exit Interviews have not been completed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For 2022, we will not be having a rehearsal. Directions on how to participate in the commencement ceremony will be sent out to all students that have signed up to walk. 

The Klamath Falls ceremonies will be held at the John F. Moehl Stadium. The College of Health, Arts, & Sciences will be on Friday, June 10 and begins promptly at 2 pm. The College of Engineering, Technology, & Management will be on Saturday, June 11 and begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. Each ceremony will last for approximately 2 hours. The stadium is located on the north side of the Oregon Tech campus by the track/field. 

The Portland-Metro ceremony will be held at the Portland-Metro campus on Sunday, June 12 and will begin promptly at 2 pm; the ceremony will last for approximately 2 hours. 

Graduates need to report to Owens Hall 45 minutes prior to their ceremonies start time. Signs will be posted for each major and there will be faculty marshals to direct the graduates to their respective places in the procession.
No, tickets are not needed for the ceremony, except for handicapped seating. You may bring as many family members and friends as you like. Stadium seating is first-come, first-serve.
Yes, handicapped parking and seating are available. Please request a handicapped parking permit or seating tickets from the Registrar’s Office on, or prior to, rehearsal day; email registrar@oit.edu or call 541.885.1305. There will be designated handicapped parking available behind John. F. Moehl Stadium. Handicapped seating is available on a first-come first-serve basis. Parking permits and seating tickets will need to be picked up from the Registrar's Office in Snell Hall. They will be ready to pickup starting on June 1 and will need to picked up by 5pm on Thursday, June 9.
You may park in any Oregon Tech designated parking lot and you do not need a parking permit. Handicapped parking is available behind John F. Moehl Stadium; please request a handicapped permit from the Registrar’s Office on, or prior to, rehearsal day.
All graduates are required to wear an academic cap and gown. Cap, gown, and tassels may be purchased in The Tech Nest bookstore in the College Union. We suggest that graduates wear business-casual clothing underneath their gowns.
No, please leave purses and other items with family members.
We will provide rain gear to graduates and ask that graduates do not bring umbrellas.
Commencement is approximately two hours long and is generally over by 12:15 p.m.
No, graduates are dismissed at the end of the commencement ceremony and will exit formally to meet family members and friends by the fountain.
Oregon Tech is a pet free campus, so please leave all pets at home unless they are documented service animals. 

Application for Degree and the Course Substitution Form can be found in TECHweb.