OSU-Cascades Commencement

Date and Time

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. (Gates open at 10:00 a.m)


The 2017 OSU-Cascades Commencement will be held at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District near downtown Bend.

Les Schwab Amphitheater
344 SW Shevlin Hixon Drive
Bend, Oregon 97701

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Student/Family/Guest Parking

Students, family members and guests attending commencement may park in any parking lot in the Old Mill District shopping area. The Les Schwab Amphitheater is a short walk across the footbridge from the parking areas.

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Guest Drop-Off

Guests may be dropped off at the main amphitheater entrance on SW Shevlin Hixon Drive before parking in the Old Mill District shopping area. From Columbia Street, follow signs for Guest Drop-Off/ADA Parking.

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ADA Parking

ADA parking is located directly across SW Shevlin Hixon Drive from the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Follow the signs on Columbia Street for Guest Drop-Off/ADA Parking. Parking is located in the ADA Parking/Invited Guest Lot.

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Platform Party/Faculty/Staff Parking

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No Dogs

We love dogs as much as you do, but please respect this is a no-dog event.


Concessions will not be available at the amphitheater, however there are a variety of restaurants food service outlets and available in the Old Mill District, across the footbridge from the amphitheater.  

Bottled water will be available for purchase at the OSU-Cascades store located just outside the main gate.

Tips for a comfortable commencement

Weather in Central Oregon can be unpredictable. To ensure a comfortable commencement, consider dressing in layers. The Les Schwab Amphitheater is located on the Deschutes River in the heart of the Old Mill District. Due to the unique climate of Bend and the river-front location, the amphitheater can be windy.