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While this year's graduation ceremony will be a first for Oregon Tech, a virtual ceremony, and is not what you or any of us expected just a few months ago, we are working very hard to make this a memorable and fun event for you and your families and friends.


We invite all of Oregon Tech's graduates from Summer 2019 through Summer 2020 to be a part of this exciting ceremony.


Come back on June 13th to watch the virtual ceremonies!

Virtual Ceremonies

There will be two virtual ceremonies. Students from all campuses and teaching locations will be honored on this day.

College of Health, Arts, and Sciences (HAS)
Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 12pm
Pre-Show at 11:50am
College of Engineering, Technology, and Management (ETM)
Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10am
Pre-Show at 9:50am
 Allied Health  Accounting
 Applied Behavior Analysis  Business
 Applied Mathematics  Civil Engineering
 Applied Psychology  Computer Engineering Technology
 Biology-Health Sciences  Cybersecurity
 Communication Studies  Electrical Engineering
 Dental Hygiene  Embedded Systems Engineering Technology
 Diagnostic Medical Sonography  Geomatics
 Echocardiography  Health Care Management
 Emergency Medical Services Management  Health Informatics
 Emergency Medical Technology Paramedic  Information Technology
 Environmental Sciences  Manufacturing Engineering Technology
 Marriage and Family Therapy  Mechanical Engineering
 Medical Laboratory Science  Mechanical Engineering Technology
 Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology  Operations Management
 Nursing  Renewable Energy Engineering
 Population Health Management  Software Engineering Technology
 Professional Writing  Technology and Management
 Radiologic Science
 Respiratory Care
 Sleep Health
 Vascular Technology

Celebrate your accomplishments at Commencement!

Commencement Walk

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 (Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Winter 2020) 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, 2020.

Follow these 5 steps to Graduation

  Check your DegreeWorks Degree Audit

Grads walking on track

1. Meet with Your Advisor

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 online@oit.edu two terms before graduation for correct applications.

2. Submit an Application for Degree

Submit the Application for Degree 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, 2020, your name WILL NOT appear in the program.

3. Register for the Graduation Ceremony

If you would like to participate in the virtual graduation ceremony, please contact Lisa Shoults at lisa.shoults@oit.edu or ( 541) 885-1307. The Registrar's Office will mail your diploma to you, so please ensure you have updated your Diploma Mailing address with the Registrar’s Office.

4. Complete an Exit Interview & Clear Your Holds

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.

5. Complete Degree Requirements

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 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.

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