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Commencement Ceremony

Celebrate the accomplishments of Chemeketa graduates at the Commencement Ceremony.

Event Details

Date: June 10, 2020
Graduates arrive to lineup: 5 pm
Doors open to guests: 5 pm
Ceremony: 6-8 pm


Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

How to Participate


    Graduating is not automatic. You must apply to graduate.

    Graduation timeline

    TBD – Deadline to apply for graduation if you want your name to appear in the Commencement Ceremony program
    TBD – Last day to order your cap and gown and sign up to participate in the Commencement Ceremony


    Commencement Registration

    To participate in the June 2020 commencement ceremony, students need to register by filling out the commencement registration form located on the Graduation page in MyChemeketa.

    • Online registration for commencement will end TBD. All students who wish to register after this day will need to register at one of our cap and gown pick up events beginning TBD.
    • College certificate and degree seeking students will also need to submit an Application for Certificate or Degree form to the Graduation Services office in order that have final credits reviewed for graduation.

    Pre-Order Online – TBD

    Order your cap and gown and academic regalia online through Herff Jones to pick up on campus.

    Online pre-order will end TBD at 11:59 pm.

    Pre-Order Pick Up & Payment

    • Salem Campus
      TBD, 10 am - 6 pm - Bldg. 2, Student Center
      TBD, 10 am - 3 pm - Bldg. 2, Student Center

    • Yamhill Valley Campus
      TBD, 9 am - 1 pm
      Front Desk
      There will not be a stock of gowns for purchase at this event

    On-Campus Sales – TBD

    Cost: $30
    TBD, 10 am-6 pm

    TBD, 10 am-3 pm
    Salem, Bldg. 2, Student Center
    Caps and gowns are available to purchase at regalia sales events on campus.

    Graduation Services – TBD

    Cost: $40

    If you are unable to pre-order or attend a regalia sales event, caps and gowns will be available for purchase at Graduation Services (Salem Bldg. 2, Window 13). Pre-ordered gowns will still be available for pick up and payment on these days.

    If you need someone to pick up the gap and gown for you, please contact Graduation Services for instructions.

    Want To Use Your Own Cap & Gown?

    If you own regalia and want to participate in the ceremony, please contact Graduation Services before TBD for instructions.


    Tickets are required for all guests over the age of two years old. Children 16 and under must be supervised by an adult.

    Graduation Tickets

    • You will receive eight tickets if you pre-order your cap and gowns online through Herff Jones
    • You will receive six tickets if you purchase a cap and gown at a campus regalia sale or at the Graduation Services window
    • Due to limited space and number of graduates, we do not have extra tickets to giveaway. If you are looking for more tickets we suggest checking with classmates or posting on Chemeketa’s Facebook page
    • Tickets are required for every attendee; there are no tickets available at the door
    • No replacements are available if tickets are lost


    If you need special accommodations to participate in the ceremony, contact 

    Student Accessibility Services


    Floor seating is reserved for guests with mobility concerns or other accessibility needs and requires special accommodation tickets. Students can exchange general admission tickets for special accommodation tickets when picking up their cap and gown or by contacting 

    Graduation Services
    Salem Bldg. 2, Rm. 200

    Sign language interpreters will be on the right side of the stage. Designated line-of-sight seating will be held until 5:30 pm.

    • Doors open to guests at 5 pm
    • No balloons are allowed in the Pavilion building
    • Tickets will not be available at the door