Commencement - May 1-3, 2020

Join us at 1 p.m. (PDT) on Sunday, May 3, right here at for University of Portland's virtual Commencement exercises, or watch on YouTube (or en Español).

Commencement 2020

en Español

Baccalaureate Choir

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff of the University of Portland came together in a virtual performance of "Oh God, Beyond All Praising" as a sendoff for UP's class of 2020. Lyrics for verses two and three were written by retiring provost Thomas Greene, Ed.D. Thank you singers, musicians, and Maureen Briare, associate director of liturgical music. Congratulations to the class of 2020!

Commencement Events

Virtual Commencement - Sunday, May 3, at 1 p.m. (PDT) on YouTube in English or en Español. If you cannot join us at 1 p.m. (PDT) the video will be available to watch immediately after the ceremony on UP's YouTube channel and this site.

Mass - Sunday, May 3, 10:30 a.m. (PDT) - While the Baccalaureate Mass will not be held this year, special prayers will be offered for the graduates during Sunday Mass

Nursing Pinning Ceremony - Saturday, May 2, 12 p.m. (PDT) - Special virtual ceremony

Senior Academic Awards - See all the award winners on the Founders' Day Website

View Program as a PDF

Celebrate with Us

  • Listen to UP’s Senior Playlist on Spotify.
  • Take a video of your diploma dance and send it to
  • Share your excitement on social media!
    • Use a GIF on your Instagram Story. Search "University of Portland" for our #UP20, grad cap, and other UP GIFs.
    • Follow @uportland on Instagram for other social media tips and ideas!
    • Use the cap and gown filter
    • Post decorated grad cap photos and tag @uportland
    • Use hashtag #UP20