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Graduates and families of the class of 2023 share thoughts, advice

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
June 27, 2023

Graduates of Oregon State University’s 154th commencement ceremony share their thoughts, favorite memories and advice for the classes of students to come just before entering Reser stadium, the morning...

The class of 2023 screams “Go Beavs!” together as is tradition in Reser Stadium during the 2023 OSU Commencement ceremony on June 17. The strength of their voices could be heard from well outside the stadium.

‘Tell a story:’ Commencement celebrations honor university’s 154th graduating class

David Li, News Contributor
June 17, 2023

As Oregon weather shifted from cloudy and cold to scorching sun, 7,300 graduates in Oregon State University’s 154th class were conferred degrees in the 2023 commencement ceremony at Reser Stadium on...

Lineth Trujillo Morales (she/her) talks about her college experience at the Student Experience Center Plaza at Oregon State University on May 4. “ …I think that I definitely lost a good chunk of the college experience in that time,” Morales said, “but getting to see it before and after kind of really showed that what it could have been had I been there for four years, you know, like, without COVID. So I think, for what we went through, I got the most of it if that makes sense? Given all the circumstances, I got the college experience.”

Student on the street: Seniors, do you feel like you have had the full college experience?

Lucinda Boyle, News Contributor
June 6, 2023

As Spring Term comes to a close, we asked graduating seniors to reflect on their time at Oregon State University and answer the question: Do you feel like you have had the full college experience?  Student...

Graphic created featuring  some of the processes of what Oregon State University Printing and Mailing does to prepare for commencement. Individuals photographed from left to right: Jennifer Hunt (she/her), Joey McIntosh (he/him), Jake Schmid, and Jeff Todd (he/him).

What goes on behind the scenes of the commencement ceremony?

Skand S., News Contributor
June 6, 2023

It is that time of the year when excitement is in the air with soon-to-be graduates who will don their gowns and caps and enter a new chapter in their lives.  With everyone cheering for the graduates’...

(Left) Kaily Trinidad (she/her), a biohealth sciences major at Oregon State, shows an photo of her and her mom on May 12 next to the MU Quad.  Kaily said, “In high school, I kind of chased that feeling of wanting to be off the Little Rock… And I didn’t realize how much I was gonna miss it”. 
Jeanell Brandonill (she/her), a public health major at Oregon State, poses with a photo of her family on May 12 next to the MU quad. Jeanell said, “Coming to OSU, and living on your own, it’s a whole different type of independence.”

First-generation students talk college culture shocks and overcoming homesickness

Nino Paoli, News Reporter
June 6, 2023

While all incoming students may struggle to adjust to college life, many first-generation students have no idea what to expect. First-generation 2023 graduates Kaily Trinidad and Jeanell Bandonill both...

Reser Stadium at OSU on May 23. With the recent construction there has been concerns as to whether or not this will impose on graduation, however, the construction is not expected to cause any significant changes.

Reser Stadium construction will not be impacting graduation ceremonies

Gabriel Braukman, News Contributor
June 6, 2023

While the Reser Stadium construction at Oregon State University won’t be complete until after commencement, this year’s graduates should expect no impact. The commencement ceremony for this year’s...

OSU’s 154th Commencement: Celebrating with colleges and cultural centers

OSU’s 154th Commencement: Celebrating with colleges and cultural centers

Sydni Zidarevich, Justice, Equity and Diversity Beat Reporter
May 31, 2023

As the end of the academic school year approaches, Oregon State University is preparing for their 154th commencement ceremony.    The university’s all college graduation ceremony will be...

OSU senior Lily Noling poses in front of the Oregon State sign in her regalia attire on May 26. Noling will be graduating June 11 with a Bachelor of Science in the College of Business, majoring in marketing.

Soon-to-be OSU graduates look towards future as commencement approaches

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
June 6, 2022

With Oregon State University’s Commencement taking place in-person again this year, students voice their appreciation for the years they spent gaining valuable experience in college. Soon-to-be graduated...

Matthew Miller, a senior fisheries and wildlife science major at Oregon State University, sits in front of Weatherford Hall on March 10. OSU seniors will be able to attend commencement ceremony on June 12 at Reser Stadium on the Corvallis, Ore. campus or at the Oval Green on the Bend, Ore. campus.

OSU to host in-person graduation Commencement in June for first time in two years

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
April 14, 2022

In June, Oregon State University’s campuses will host their Commencement ceremonies in person for the first time in more than two years. OSU’s Corvallis, Ore. campus will hold its 153rd Commencement...

An illustration of three graduating high schoolers. The Corvallis School District, beginning with the class of 2025, will be changing the way it recognizes its high school graduates at commencement.

Corvallis School District changing graduation recognition in line with ‘core values’

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
December 22, 2021

The Corvallis School District is set to do away with traditional recognitions for graduating seniors as they move to expand new measures of success, beginning with the class of 2025.  Families were...

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...

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