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Portland Campus Commencement & Pinning Ceremony

2024 Spring Commencement and Pinning Ceremony

The Bachelor of Science Nursing Commencement and Pinning Ceremony will take place on:

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Time: 4:00 p.m. (PST)
Location: Holiday Inn Portland—Columbia Riverfront (Grand Ballroom)
909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Students should arrive 45-60 minutes before the ceremony, dressed in their attire unless they are picking it up after check-in
    • Doors will open to guests 1 hour before the ceremony
    • The entire venue is handicap accessible
    • The ceremony is approximately 90 minutes in length
    • Flowers will be available for purchase
    • Parking is free in the hotel lot
    • A professional photographer will capture students receiving their pin and diploma cover on stage and have an individual photo taken. Please visit this link to pre-register your information to ensure you receive proofs 14-21 business days post ceremony.
  • Students received an email to their student account on May 6 that included graduate and guest information. They are also located on this page.

    • Each student will be able to invite ten family and friends to celebrate their achievement.
    • Tickets are NOT required for admission. Please do not invite more than this number so we can adhere to venue capacity.
    • The ceremony will not be live-streamed.
  • 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.

    Only undergraduate degree-completing students are eligible to earn honors. Graduate students are not eligible for Latin Honors.

    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

    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 on Sunday, August 11 at 4:00 p.m. PST. The fall ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 15 at 4:00 p.m. PST. Both ceremonies will take place at the Holiday Inn Portland-Columbia Riverfront.

  • Email [email protected]. 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.