Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Students who have graduated fall 2015 or will be completing their degree this winter, spring or summer 2016 are invited to participate in commencement.

To track your progress towards completion, please view your GRAD Plan.

Only ceremony attendees are listed in the Commencement Program. Attendees may request to have their names printed in the Program via the RSVP form. If you are unable to attend the Ceremony on June 10 but would like a souvenir copy of the Program with your name included, please email records@pcc.edu.

Commencement 2016

2016 Ceremony Details

Friday, June 10, 2016
7pm (arrive between 5:30pm and 6pm)
Memorial Coliseum
300 N. Winning Way
Portland, OR 97208

If you plan to walk in the Commencement Ceremony, we encourage you to RSVP as early as possible. All RSVPs must be submitted by the May 16 deadline. Only graduates and candidates need to RSVP; family and friends do not need to RSVP.

RSVP by May 16:
Online through your MyPCC portal
  1. Log in to MyPCC
  2. From the Home tab > College Announcements channel > Click on the Commencement RSVP link
  3. Enter the requested information and click Submit

Take the shuttle to commencement!

On the day of commencement, parking will be free at the PCC Cascade Campus, and Parking and Transportation Services will offer free shuttles from Cascade to the Memorial Coliseum. Friends and family are welcome to ride! Shuttles will leave from Cascade beginning at 4:00pm and will run approximately every 15-20 minutes. The shuttles will continue to run for 1 hour after the ceremony.

Cascade Campus
Memorial Coliseum
Starting at 4pm, shuttle departs and returns every 15 minutes. Last shuttle leaves the coliseum 45 minutes after ceremony.

How many guests can I bring?

The event is open invitation and no tickets are required for guests. Seating will be available for disabled and for hearing impaired guests. Headsets will be available at the Information Booth in the Coliseum Lobby. Although it is a celebration, please inform your guests that no food, drinks, gift baskets, presents, or helium balloons are allowed into the facility.

What can I bring to the ceremony?

Please do not bring valuables . There is no place to store them and unfortunately, things have been stolen in the past. Whatever you bring, you will take into the auditorium with you. There is not a changing area available. No food, drinks, gift baskets, presents, or helium balloons are allowed into the facility.

Grad Fairs

Come visit the Grad Fair at your campus for a one-stop-shop to all things commencement! Commencement partners from Jostens, the Bookstore, ASPCC, The Alumni Foundation and more will all be available to help you prepare for the ceremony.

Time & Locations – All fairs are from 11am to 1pm.

May 2:
Southeast – Mt. Tabor Great Hall
May 3:
Cascade – Student Union Building
May 4:
Sylvania – CC Upper Mall
May 5:
Rock Creek – Building 5 Entryway