Celebrate your accomplishments at Commencement!

Graduation 2019 Walk Photo

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

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, 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.

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. 
Pictures will be taken by Lifetouch photography at both ceremonies, our contact person is Derek Cole. Please remember to pause for you photo with Dr. Nagi, and pause as the bottom of the ramp for another photo. Pictures can be ordered at www.events.lifetouch.com.

After lining up in Owens hall, you will be led by your faculty marshals toward the stadium

1. At exactly 15 minutes prior to the start time, proceed, following your faculty marshal from the northeast corner of Owens, up the sidewalk to the College Union. Keep following the person in front of you, leaving about 2 feet between each graduate.

2. You will proceed onto the track, moving between the faculty lines; make sure that you are maintaining the pace of your faculty marshal.

3. Proceed around the track, following the lane to the right side of the chairs, closest to the stands.

4. When you reach the student section, you will start filing into the chairs. Please make sure you are in numerical order and that you have a seat.

5. Please remain standing for the National Anthem, you will be told when you can be seated.

6. After the greetings and opening remarks: Dr. Foley will ask the students who received the awards of excellence to stand. You don’t have to come to the stage.

7. Dr. Mott, will present the graduates. She will ask the graduates to stand up with their college. When she asks for your college to stand – you will all stand.

  • The Dean will announce your department – you will follow your faculty marshal to the stage (watch them – they will guide you through)
  • Give your card to the announcer
  • Shake hands with the chair as your name is announced and your card is read
  • Master Students will have hoods placed on you before your diploma is received
  • Take your diploma cover from Dr. Nagi with your left hand and then shake hands with him with your right hand (smile for the photographer)
  • Proceed down the ramp, smile for the photographer, and watch your step!!!
  • Follow the line back to your seat.

8. Dr. Nagi will instruct you to move your tassel from the right to the left after all graduates have received their diplomas.

9. Then final remarks by Dr. Mott invites everyone to the reception by the fountain and LRC. Look for your departmental sign. When we leave the stadium, you will leave in pairs. Don’t break until you reach the stairs. Platform party leaves first, followed by graduates.

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