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Oregon State University students gather for an in-person graduation ceremony and walk together into their next steps. Graduates for both the classes of 2020 and 2021 were invited to walk together through the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus to Reser Stadium after last year’s Commencement ceremony was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

OSU hosts in-person processional for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
June 12, 2021

Oregon State University 2020 and 2021 graduates gathered on the Corvallis, Ore. campus on Friday for an in-person processional to celebrate their accomplishments. Prior to May 24, the university planned...

This illustration depicts an option for students graduating in spring 2021 to drive through in-person or attend virtual celebration events. This event is for students from the Oregon State University Cascades campus in Bend, Ore.

OSU-Cascades campus prepares for hybrid Commencement celebrations

Quentin Comus, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
June 7, 2021

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to push college Commencement ceremonies across the country online, Oregon State University’s Cascades campus in Bend, Ore. is preparing for a hybrid approach.“Last...

A photo illustration of a graduating student opening up Zoom to view the 2021 Commencement ceremony. While more students and Corvallis, Ore. residents are getting vaccinated, the school believes it is best that the graduation ceremony for both campuses be held virtually. Each student eligible for graduation will have a slide that will be shown on the screen during the ceremony. If the student turned in a slide before May 15, it will have a picture they have uploaded along with a quote/message in under 120 characters. 

Oregon State’s 2021 Commencement ceremony to be different than years prior

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
June 7, 2021

As the school year draws to a formal close, Oregon State University’s Commencement weekend will be a different experience than prior years for graduates, their families and faculty.Commencement weekend...

Kristen Travers graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering, a minor in aerospace engineering and will be working at Boeing as a systems engineer. Travers is among many Oregon State University students who have received the summa cum laude honor.

2021 summa cum laude graduates share their stories, look forward to future plans

Angela Tam, News Contributor
June 7, 2021

Three students—Kristen Travers, Mahal Miles and Kristina Tucker—are among many Oregon State University students that have received the highest Latin distinction of summa cum laude.At OSU, summa cum...

Julia Zavala poses in front of the Memorial Union on the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus in her graduation cap. Zavala is one of OSU’s first generation college graduates, and has earned an Honors undergraduate degree with a biology major and pre-medicine option. 

First-generation college graduates reflect on time at OSU, offer advice to incoming students

McKenzie Moore, News Contributor
June 7, 2021

Julia Zavala is a first-generation college student graduating this spring from Oregon State University. When reflecting on her experience, Zavala stressed that being the first in her family to go to college...

A photo illustrating one of the processes one must complete when applying to graduate school, writing a statement of purpose. Many applicants over the last year have experienced the changes in the programs due to an increase in applicants, and by proxy, competition.

Graduate school applicants facing increased competition, fewer opportunities

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
June 7, 2021

Oregon State University fourth-year bioengineering student Jacob Buckner had plans to pursue graduate school immediately after completing his bachelor’s degree, but COVID- 19 unexpectedly contributed...

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OSU announces in-person Commencement activities for Corvallis graduates

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
May 25, 2021

Oregon State University will host an in-person celebratory processional for the Corvallis graduates of the class of 2020 and 2021 on June 11.The event will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m., before the virtual...

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