COVID-19 Requirements

As a graduate institution of health sciences, the health and safety of our WesternU Community is of utmost importance. The University will announce any COVID-19 requirements on this website. For reference, here are the current Pasadena City and Linn County guidelines.

Each spring our Commencement Exercises serve as the capstone of our students’ career at WesternU. Students, as well as their families and friends, will not soon forget the incredible ceremony that our faculty participants and commencement assistants help make possible. Please see the appropriate categories below for more information.

Ceremony Schedules
May 17, 2023
9:30 a.m.

College of Podiatric Medicine
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Faculty Arrive: 8:00 a.m.
Seated for Line-up: 9:10 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences
College of Health Sciences

Faculty Arrive: 1:30 p.m.
Seated for Line-up: 2:40 p.m.

May 18, 2023
9:30 a.m.

College of Pharmacy
College of Dental Medicine

 

Faculty Arrive: 8:00 a.m.
Seated for Line-up: 9:10 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

College of Optometry
College of Graduate Nursing

 

Faculty Arrive: 1:30 p.m.
Seated for Line-up: 2:40 p.m.

May 19, 2023
9:30 a.m.

College of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty Arrive: 8:00 a.m.
Seated for Line-up: 9:10 a.m.

May 26, 2023
10:00 a.m.

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest

Faculty Arrive: 8:00 a.m.
Line-up: 9:30 a.m.

Regalia

All faculty members must provide their own regalia for commencement. Please bring your regalia steamed/ironed and ready to wear. To purchase regalia, visit or contact the Campus Store and they will be happy to help you.

Where to Report

Please be on time, and allow ample time for parking and robing. You will report to the Gold Room on the mezzanine level of PCA. Light refreshments and parking validation machine will be provided for faculty in the Gold Room.

Directions

Pasadena Civic Auditorium
300 East Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Regalia

All faculty members must provide their own regalia for commencement. Please bring your regalia steamed/ironed and ready to wear. To purchase regalia visit or contact the University Bookstore and they will be happy to help you.

Where to Report

Please be on time, and allow ample time for parking and robing. You will report to the Faculty Robing room at the Boulder Falls Center located at 505 Mullins Drive in Lebanon. Light refreshments will be provided. You will be lined up approximately thirty minutes before the ceremony begins. Faculty not present for line-up will not be seated on stage for the ceremony

Directions

Boulder Falls Center
505 Mullins Drive
Lebanon, Oregon