New Student Convocation Ceremony

11 a.m., Monday, September 25
Bruckner Courtyard

About Convocation

Convocation means a “coming together.” It is one of two ceremonies that bookend the OSU academic year. Held each fall, Convocation celebrates OSU-Cascades’ newest students, and Commencement, held each spring, celebrates the newest class of graduates.

Convocation is a tradition where OSU-Cascades leaders, faculty and staff affirm their commitment to your academic journey and welcome you to a community that celebrates exploration, knowledge and discovery, and to making the world a better place.


Students Walk to Line-Up: 10:45 a.m.
Faculty Join Line-Up: 10:45 a.m.
Processional: 10:55 a.m.
Ceremony: 11 – 11:45 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Cathy Marshall ‘82

News Director, KTVZ


Cathy Marshall ‘82 News Director, KTVZ


Cathy brings 40 years of experience in broadcast news as a reporter, anchor and news editor to Central Oregon. She has worked as an anchor for CNN and with news stations in Boston, New Haven, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, and as a sideline reporter for Beaver Sports Network. Cathy earned a bachelor’s degree from OSU in speech communications.

Alumna Speaker

Nikita Rubocki ‘22

Software Engineer, Professional Freeskier


Nikita Rubocki ‘22 Software Engineer, Professional Freeskier


An OSU Honors College graduate and OSU-Cascades Distinguished Student in computer science, Nikita also competed at the Olympic Winter Games tryouts as a freeskier. Nikita demonstrated peer leadership in working to make technology less intimidating to students from all backgrounds. She was a finalist in the National Center for Women in Information Technology's Collegiate Award for undergraduate research.