Commencement 2020 Postponed

Based on input from students, OSU-Cascades is postponing its commencement ceremony until a later date. This decision is in keeping with OSU’s measures to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19 and is in compliance with Gov. Kate Brown’s executive orders to address the pandemic. University leaders will provide details regarding the rescheduled commencement ceremony as soon as possible.


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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Guests are also welcome to park a short walk away from the Les Schwab Amphitheater at the OSU-Cascades Graduate Research Center Parking lot located at 650 SW Columbia Street, Bend, OR  97702.

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.

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Platform Party/Faculty/Staff Parking

OSU employees may park in the lot located east of the Hampton Inn & Suites parking lot. Access this lot from SW Columbia Street.

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