Celebrate your accomplishments at Commencement!
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 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring 2021) and the graduating candidates for Spring and Summer 2020 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, 2021.
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.
Online Students: Students in the online degree programs offered through Oregon Tech's Online Department should contact email@example.com two terms before graduation for correct applications.
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.
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 you graduation requirements, you will need to allow 4-6 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.
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.