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144th OSU Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

One Hundred Forty-Fourth Annual Commencement • 10:30 a.m. • Reser Stadium

9:00 a.m. - Processional Lineup:

Undergraduate candidates report to the MU quad to line up
Graduate candidates report to the Valley Library quad

9:00 a.m. Reser Stadium Gates Open

10:05 a.m. Procession begins
10:30 a.m. Procession enters Reser Stadium
11:00 a.m. 144th Commencement ceremony begins

Oregon State Defense Force Bagpipe Band

Music Prelude
OSU Wind Ensemble, Dr. Chris Champman, Director

The audience remains seated throughout the Processional, but rises when the Colors approaches the front of stadium and through the posting of Colors  by members of the Oregon State University Reserve Officer Training Corps & singing of the National Anthem

The National Anthem
Performed by Alicia Baker, Senior, Music, Accompanied by OSU Wind Ensemble

Opening Remarks
Edward J. Ray, Ph.D., President, Oregon State University

Amelia Harris, President, Associated Students of Oregon State University, 2012-2013

Representative of Oregon University System

Conferring of Honorary Doctorate

Conferred by President Ray

  • Brigadier Gen. Julie A. Bentz, PhD

Commencement Address

  • Brigadier Gen. Julie A. Bentz

Welcome to the Class of 2013
Joth Ricci, President, Oregon State University Alumni Association

Alma Mater
Performed by Alicia Baker, Senior, Music, Accompanied by OSU Wind Ensemble
The audience is invited to rise and join in the singing of the Alma Mater composed by Homer Maris, M.S., Class of 1918.

Recognition of Academic Distinction
Sabah Randhawa, Ph.D., Executive Vice President & Provost

Commissioning of Officers of the United States Armed Forces

Profile of Graduates
Larry D. Roper, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Oregon State University

Presentation & Conferring of Degrees
Faculty Senate Approval of Candidates: Kevin Gable, Ph.D, Faculty Senate President

Presentation of Doctorate Degrees: Brenda McComb, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School
Conferring of Advanced Degrees: President Ray

Presentation of Master’s Degrees: Dean McComb
Conferring of Master’s Degrees: President Ray

Presentation of Baccalaureate Diplomas: Dean of each academic unit presents Baccalaureate degrees
Conferring of Baccalaureate Degrees: President Ray

Diploma Distribution (in the following order)

  • Doctoral Degrees
  • Master’s Degrees
  • Baccalaureate Degrees

NOTE: Once graduates receive their diplomas, they are welcome to leave the stadium and meet friends & family members by Parker Plaza outside the stadium.

1:30 p.m. (approximate time) Ceremony ends.