OHSU Convocation & School of Dentistry Hooding Ceremony


777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd


12:00 p.m.   Students arrive at OCC for robing and lineup, Exhibit Hall A1
   Bring cap, gown, hood and tassel. Leave your personal belongings with family.
12:10 p.m.   Doors open to guests
1:00 p.m.     OHSU Convocation Ceremony, Exhibit Hall C & D
2:30-3:00 p.m.* Line-up for SOD Hooding Ceremony, Rooms B110-112
   Retrieve processional card and line-up alphabetically by bridge group or advanced education program.
3:00-4:30 p.m.* School of Dentistry Hooding Ceremony, Exhibit Hall B
4:30 p.m.*    School of Dentistry Reception, Pre-function Lobby A
   Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Return gowns and hoods to collection boxes (keep cap & tassel).

*Note that start times may vary after the 1:00 p.m. Convocation Ceremony ends.


Regalia is required of ALL graduates and faculty participating in the OHSU Convocation Ceremony and School of Dentistry Hooding Ceremony. Please place your orders online via HerffJones by April 12.

Regalia distribution will be held at the Student Center on Marquam Hill during the following times:

  • Thursday, May 23 from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Return your regalia after the Ceremonies on June 3. Collection boxes will be provided throughout the venue. Caps and tassels are yours to keep.


Parking for the Convocation Ceremony can be found at various garages and lots near the Oregon Convention Center.
The rate for the OCC facility is $8/day paid upon entry. This will facilitate a quick exit at the end of the ceremonies. The TriMet MAX, Streetcar and buses all stop within a block of the OCC.

Photos and Video

  • View and purchase your senior portraits from the 2019 Online Gallery - TBA
  • Pre-register to receive your graduation photos from GradImages. View and purchase your Hooding photos from GradImages  after the ceremony (Login with your last name, Oregon Health & Science University and 2019).
  • View and purchase Convocation Ceremony photos from the 2019 Online Gallery - TBA
  • View the 2018 Convocation opening video


Diplomas are available to students once the degree verification process has been completed. Students receive diploma covers during the Hooding Ceremony. Graduates with outstanding degree requirements should contact their registrar following completion of these requirements.