Pre-Commencement Event COVID-19 Protocols

We are excited to offer the Pre-Commencement Graduate Recognition event for this year's graduates. 

Requirements for participation:

  • Testing: Students need to get tested on campus through Carbon Health between April 26 - May 5. If you're not currently enrolled in testing, you will have an opportunity to sign up to get tested after the RSVP for the event closes on April 16.
  • Limited travel: Students planning to participate in the event must remain in Portland between April 9 and the ceremony on May 7. Students currently residing outside of Oregon are discouraged to travel to Portland to participate.
  • Individual preventative measures: All people participating in the event are expected to follow UP's COVID-19 guidelines for individuals (wearing a mask, social distancing, etc.) leading up to and during the ceremony.
    • All seats for graduates will be 6' apart. All participants will be expected to wear masks and maintain a safe distance from others.
  • Limited participation: We are limiting the number of people attending the in-person event to actual participants: graduates, faculty, and staff working the event. All friends, family, and guests (including UP community members not in the event) are invited to participate virtually. 
  • Exclusions: To keep the ceremony as safe as possible, we will exclude:
    • Anyone with a positive test on or after April 23.
    • Anyone who has been placed in quarantine by UP, their healthcare provider, or their public health authority within 14 days of the ceremony.
    • Anyone exhibiting COVID-like symptoms immediately before the ceremony.