Our 161st Commencement Exercises will be 10:30 a.m. on June 16, 2018. Tickets are not required to attend the event, held at McArthur Field and Stadium.
More than 1,000 graduates have signed up to participate in the Commencement ceremony, a number that continues to grow each year. Oregon Sen. Jackie Winters will give the Commencement address, and WOU President Rex Fuller will confer bachelor’s or master’s degrees on graduates.
“Commencement is one of my favorite times of year as we join with families and friends to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates,” said Fuller. “It’s such an honor to send our hard-working graduates out into their futures, knowing we have prepared them well for their careers and lives as citizens.”
Several outstanding students will be recognized and will share statements during the ceremony.
Sen. Jackie Winters represents Senate District 10, an area that includes Monmouth and Independence as well as a large portion of Salem. She was first elected to the position in 2002. Prior to that, she served as a state representative for District 31 from 1998-2002. She expects to speak about the importance of opportunity.
For those unable to attend the ceremony in person, the event will be streamed live at wou.edu/livestream and will be available later to view online. Minet cable channel 717 in Monmouth-Independence (WOUTV) will broadcast the ceremony live starting at 10:30 a.m.
For more information about WOU Commencement Exercises, visit wou.edu/commencement.
A list of graduates is included; organized alphabetically by their hometown (country, state, city, last name) and includes their degree and any academic honors earned.