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Portland Campus Commencement & Pinning Ceremony



The university is planning a Bachelor of Science Nursing Commencement and Pinning Ceremony for students earning their degree at the Columbia River and Barnes campuses in Portland, OR.

Date: Saturday, May 13- 4p (PST)

Time: 4 pm

Location: Holiday Inn Portland- Columbia Riverfront in the Grand Ballroom. The venue is located at 909 N. Hayden Island Dr., Portland, 97217

We look forward to helping you celebrate your academic achievements!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All students completing degree requirements are required to complete the application for program completion by March 3. This form can be found on the Registrar’s Program Completion & Commencement webpage.
    Once a student completes this online form, students are placed on the commencement eligibility list and will receive the official RSVP to attend the commencement ceremony. Further instructions will be sent the week of March 13, 2023.

  • The RSVP form will be sent to eligible student’s CSP email the week of March 13. This form must be submitted by March 29.

  • Students who participate in the ceremony are required to secure their attire through CSP’s approved vendor.  The price will be approximately $60-$90. Information  to secure your attire will be sent to your CSP email the week of April 3.


  • Each student will be able to invite 7 -10 family and friends to celebrate their achievement. The final guest number will be communicated the week of April 3 once RSVP’s are received.

    Tickets are NOT required for admission. Please do not invite more than this number so we can adhere to venue capacity.

    The ceremony will be not be live streamed.

  • Undergraduate students who complete 60 or more credits at CSP and meet the following GPA requirements will earn Latin honors:

    • 3.6 – 3.74 Cum Laude
    • 3.75 – 3.89 Magna Cum Laude
    • 3.9 – 4.0 Summa Cum Laude

    Undergraduate students who complete 59 or fewer credits at CSP and meet the following GPA requirements will earn honors:

    • 3.75 – 3.89 with Distinction
    • 3.9 – 4.0 with High Distinction

    Honors listed in the commencement program will be estimated if your degree is not yet awarded and may change based on your final grades and cumulative GPA when your degree is awarded. The honors earned, if any, at the time your degree is awarded will be printed on your transcript and diploma. If your degree is awarded after the commencement ceremony and your estimated honors changed, you may request to exchange your medallion or pin by contacting the Registrar’s Office at 651-641-8233 or [email protected]

  • YES. The Registrar’s Office will review student records for degree awarding after final grades are posted to the student record (one week after the end of the term).  This process can take 2-3 weeks.

    The university prints diplomas monthly and sends a congratulatory email once that process is completed.  An official transcript can be used as proof of degree.  We highly encourage you to check your unofficial transcript prior to requesting the official.

    Diplomas will be mailed to the permanent address on your student record.

  • The Summer ceremony will take place Sun. Aug. 13 at 4p. The Fall ceremony will take place Sun. Dec. 17 at 4p.  Both ceremonies will take place at the Holiday Inn Portland –Columbia Riverfront.

  • Email [email protected] or call 651-641-8351.  When writing your email or making your call, please reference that you are inquiring about Portland Campus Commencement and allow 4 business days for a response.