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Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10 a.m.

Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom
777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR

Directions to Oregon Convention Center

Key directions for graduating students

Graduates should arrive by 9 a.m. to check in. The ceremony will last about two hours. No tickets are needed. The ceremony is free and you may invite as many guests as you like. Be sure to bring your cap, gown and tassel. Beyond that, the less you bring to the ceremony the better. Have a friend or family member hold your purse or bag.

Balloons are not permitted inside the Oregon Convention Center. Please advise your guests not to bring balloons.

Transportation to commencement

Parking information

Parking is available around the Oregon Convention Center. Just plan ahead to give yourself time to find appropriate parking. 


We have compiled a list of lodging options for out-of-town guests.


Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies

Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17, 2016
Time and venue vary by graduate department.
2016 Schedule 

Baccalaureate Service

Friday, June 17, 2015, 7 p.m.
Marylhurst University, St. Anne's Chapel
Meet at 6:40 p.m. outside Clark Commons
to be a part of the processional.

For master's and bachelor's candidates Marylhurst's baccalaureate is a Catholic Mass celebrated to give thanks for the achievements of the graduates, to ask God's blessing on their future and to honor the event of graduation.

All bachelor's and master's candidates are invited to attend. Graduates are encouraged to wear their caps and gowns. Family and friends are welcome, but please be aware that space is limited.

Graduation Celebration and Reception

Friday, June 17, 2015, 8 p.m.
Marylhurst University, Clark Commons

All graduates and their families and friends are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Additional Celebrations and Receptions

  • Graduate programs reception: TBD
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  • Honors reception: TBD  
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  • Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society induction: TBD
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