Sunday, June 16, 2019
4 p.m. (Gates open at 2 p.m.)
Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, Oregon
Rain or shine event
Directions and Parking


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 2 p.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 reusable 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 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 riverfront location, the amphitheater can be windy.

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