Portland Graduation: Odds and Ends

Grades for Spring Grads

Fall graduates receive their diplomas on the day of commencement. All others will recieve their diploma by mail within 6-9 weeks of degree confirmation. In whatever term you finish, it is good to work ahead with your instructors to set early due dates for your work and meet term deadlines as outlined in Graduation Memo. Instructors must have time to complete the grading and to submit your grades via an official grade form with an ink signature (emails and faxes do not satisfy the requirements of our accrediting agencies). Please understand that your instructors are not required to submit early grades, but many of them will do so if you turn your work in early enough.

Summer Registration

Summer graduates are required to register for all summer courses no later than April 6th. If you will not be able to meet this requirement, please notify Assistant Registrar Sandy Foster (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide childcare at the commencement or the banquet. Please make childcare arrangements for all children under five, and for older children who would not enjoy sitting quietly for an extended period of time. There is an accessible family viewing room and we do invite mothers of nursing babies to bring their nursing infants to these events.


Many graduates are curious about whether or not they'll be graduating with honors. Honors are determined by your final grade point average (GPA). Honors listing will be in the program at commencement. 

RankFinal GPA
Honors 3.60 - 3.74
High Honors 3.75 - 3.89
Highest Honors  3.90 - 4.0

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