Commencement 2022

The University’s goal is to provide a safe and memorable experience for our graduates. Students overwhelmingly expressed two top priorities for their Commencement experience: in-person and safe. WesternU plans to host five in-person ceremonies at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and one ceremony in Lebanon Oregon; with the understanding that we may need to pivot to virtual ceremonies for health and safety reasons.

Pasadena Civic Auditorium
300 East Green Street, Pasadena, California

WesternU Oregon
605 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, Oregon

Countdown to the First Ceremony
2022/05/18 09:30:00
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COVID-19 Requirements

As a graduate institution of health sciences, and for the health and safety of our WesternU Community, many of whom are currently serving patients on the frontline, WesternU is strongly recommending ALL ATTENDEES wear masks while indoors at all times. At this time, proof of COVID-19 vaccine or a negative PCR test are not required for entry.  Please note these guidelines are subject to change per Pasadena City and Linn County guidelines. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

9:30 a.m.
College of Podiatric Medicine

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
(Pomona, California)
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3:00 p.m.
Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
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College of Health Sciences

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Science in Health Sciences
Master of Science in Medical Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy
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Thursday, May 19, 2022

9:30 a.m.
College of Dental Medicine

Doctor of Dental Medicine
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College of Pharmacy

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Doctor of Pharmacy
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3:00 p.m.
College of Graduate Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice
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College of Optometry

Doctor of Optometry
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Friday, May 20, 2022

9:30 a.m.
College of Veterinary Medicine

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Friday, May 27, 2022

10:00 a.m.
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
(Lebanon, Oregon)
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To our family and friends: should we need to switch to virtual commencement ceremonies, individuals participating in hooding, as well as anyone in close proximity to the graduate, will be captured in any images related to the event, live streamed, and included in the final recording.