Date, Time and Location

Sunday, June 17, 2018
12 p.m. (Gates open at 10 a.m)
Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, Oregon
Rain or shine event


We know that family and friends are important to our students. We do not cap the number of guests a student can bring.

Gates open at 10 a.m. You do not need a ticket to attend commencement. Seating is first come, first served.

Accessible Seating

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling Enrollment Services at 541-322-3100. Learn more

No Dogs

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

Some Friendly Reminders for Commencement

  • Balloons are not allowed as they obstruct the view of other guests
  • There will be the possibility of bag searches by campus security
  • No drones are permitted on the Les Schwab property
  • In line with our sustainability efforts we encourage all of your guests to bring their own re-usable water bottles. We will have a water fountain available for refilling.


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. 

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.

Bend and Central Oregon Visitors Information

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