Class of 2023

Oregon State University - Cascades
22nd Commencement


2023 marks OSU-Cascades' 22nd Commencement ceremony. The class of 2023 joins a family of OSU-Cascades alumni now more than 5,000 strong and a global network of more than 220,000 OSU alumni. We are immensely proud of every graduate who contributes to the story of this innovative campus.

List of Graduates

Commencement Speaker

Roderick J. Ray ‘79, Ph.D., P.E.

An engineer, lifetime Central Oregonian, community leader and former leader of Bend Research, Inc., Rod Ray teaches at OSU-Cascades, and serves on the board of Mosaic Community Health and as chair of the OSU-Cascades Advocacy and Advisory Board. He and his family operate a cattle ranch and tree farm near John Day, Oregon.

Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Bill and Trish Smith

Bill and Trish Smith have contributed to Central Oregon with caring and generosity for decades, supporting the community’s needs to increase higher education and cultural opportunities. Bill, who passed away in Nov. 2022, is the developer of the Old Mill and credited with transforming Bend from a timber mill town to a diverse, economically sustainable and liveable community.

Full Ceremony Video

Grad Party

Join fellow grads at a party organized by the Office of Student Life.

  • Event is open to all graduating students, as well as graduating students' friends and family. Include any guests in your RSVP.
  • The first 100 attendees will enjoy free tacos, and we will have one free beverage for the first fifty graduating students who RSVP.
  • Gifts will also be provided for graduates who attend!

Friday, June 16
6 to 8 p.m.
Worthy Brewing

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