EECS Graduation Celebration 2023

A group of students wearing their graduation gown and cap.

Friday, June 16, 2023
Celebration event, 3-5:30 p.m., Gill Coliseum
Reception, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Parker Plaza (in front of Reser Stadium) 

Student Registration

Like completing your degree, there are a few steps to complete.

  • Registration will open soon.
  • This is a public event. Participants will be photographed/videoed.
  • You MUST register to participate.
  • Check-in at Gill Coliseum on Friday, June 16th between 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Important details about EECS Graduation Celebration

  • School of EECS students who plan to participate must register to have your name read. Registration opens soon.
  • Students who have graduated or will graduate Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023, or Summer 2023 can participate.
  • Students are encouraged to attend the School Celebration on June 16 and the University Commencement Ceremony on June 17. Diplomas are only awarded at the university ceremony on June 17.
  • This is a cap and gown ceremony. Graduation caps and gowns can be purchased from the Beaver Store, or borrow one from a friend. Be sure to order an orange tassel. Graduate students must also purchase a hood.

Please contact us at least two weeks in advance should you or your guests need any special accommodations.


  • Doors open around 4:15 pm. Guests should arrive early and be prepared to wait out in the weather. Seating is first come, first served. Wear comfortable shoes; you will likely have to wait in line.
  • Only clear bags are allowed in Gill Coliseum. Please refer to Oregon State Athletics' clear bag policy for specific information on bag restrictions. To speed entry into Gill, travel light.
  • Do NOT bring these items to Gill. Refer to Oregon State Athletics' approved items list for additional information.
    • Balloons – minimum fine of $150/balloon
    • Wrapped gifts
    • Alcohol/drugs
  • Please be advised, this is an athletics venue. Guest seating is not built for comfort.
  • This is a public event. Participants will likely be photographed/videoed.
  • Beverages:
    • There are no concessions. There is a brief reception afterwards.
    • Empty water containers and unopened bottled water are permitted.
    • Dutch Brothers is on 26th, across from the Coliseum.
  • Parking is free in most lots except in metered/reserved parking spaces. Do not park in R1/R2 lots.
  • Please contact us at least two weeks in advance should you need any special accommodations.

International Guests

The Office of the Registrar can provide a Commencement Visa Letter to international students participating in the Commencement ceremony, in order for those students and/or their family members to obtain visas from their country's US Embassy. The Commencement Visa Letter verifies the student's graduation status, ceremony date and attendance information, and a list of invited family members.

Sharada Bose teaching a class.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by alumna Sharada Bose (1984, B.S. computer science; 1988, M.S. computer science). She is the recipient of OSU’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Legacy Award in 2020. A seasoned technologist from the Silicon Valley, her career spans corporate leadership roles as well as entrepreneurial ventures. Learn more about Bose in this story.