Commencement for family and guests

Couple kissing Graduate holding her hat Couple hugging Couple hugging Family celebrating

2019 ceremony details

Date:
Friday, June 14
Time:
7pm
Where:
Memorial Coliseum
300 N. Winning Way
Portland, OR 97208

Do I need a ticket to attend the ceremony?

The PCC Commencement Ceremony is open invitation and no tickets are required for guests.

How many guests can students invite to attend the ceremony?

The PCC Commencement Ceremony is open invitation and no tickets are required for guests. Students can invite as many guests as they would like.

Will there be special needs seating for guests?

Seating will be available for disabled guests and guests in the deaf community. Headsets will be available at the Information Booth in the Coliseum lobby.

What can guests bring with them?

Although commencement is a celebration, no food, drinks, gift baskets, presents, or helium balloons are allowed into the Coliseum.

Due to increased security, the Memorial Coliseum is implementing a new strict bag policy to help insure the safety of our guests. The new policy only allows bags 12’ x 12’ x 6’ or smaller inside the venue. Anything larger will not be allowed inside and guests will be asked to return their bags to their cars.

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.

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