Celebrate your accomplishments at Commencement!
Please check back after January 1, 2023 for information regarding 2023 Commencement Information.
2022 Commencement videos can be found below.
College of Health, Arts, & Sciences on Friday, June 10 at 2 pm.
- YouTube Graduation
- 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.
- YouTube Graduation
- 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, 2023.
Follow these 5 steps to Graduation
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, 2022, your name WILL NOT appear in the program.
Please check back after January 1, 2023 for more information regarding 2023 Commencement ceremony information.
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.