Celebrate Success

This year's Chemeketa graduation ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 14 at the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. The parking lot entrance is on Sunnyview Road near 17th Street NE. There is ample free parking, and we hope you can join us.

Commencement Ceremony
5 pm- Graduates arrive
6 pm- Ceremony begins

Students who intend to participate in the ceremony should review the information on our student website My Chemeketa.

The ceremony includes —

  • Messages from the college President and Chemeketa Board of Education
  • Recognition of scholastic achievement, scholarship and other student awards
  • Presentation of certificates, degrees and diplomas
  • Tassel movement and Recessional


Each graduate will be given six tickets when they pick up their caps and gowns. Tickets are required for admittance into The Pavilion. Seats for guests cannot be reserved. However, if a guest needs a disability-related accommodation, please contact Graduation Services two weeks prior to commencement so that the appropriate arrangements can be made. Special tickets are required for these accommodations.

Purchase your cap and gown

June 2-10, 8 am- 5pm
June 10 is the last day to purchase
Graduation Services window (Bldg. 2, Rm. 200, Salem campus)
Cost $40


If you have questions regarding the commencement ceremony, please contact, e-mail or call 503.399.6588.