Oregon State University graduation survival guide

Oregon State University graduation survival guide

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Rain or shine, the Oregon State University 2009 commencement ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. at Reser Stadium on Saturday, June 13.

The commencement speaker will be Jen-Hsun Huang, the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of NVIDIA, a national technology corporation that calls itself "the world leader in visual computing technologies."

Reser Stadium gates open at 9 a.m. The procession begins at 10:05 a.m. and enters Reser Stadium at 10:30 a.m.

The official commencement ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

Umbrellas are not permitted in Reser Stadium, but sun visors or rain ponchos are suggested. Sunscreen is also recommended.

No tickets are required for the ceremony, and graduates may bring as many friends and family members as they wish.

Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Not all sections of Reser Stadium will be available due to restricted visibility of the stage.

Gates A, B and C open at 9 a.m.

Shuttle Service: The OSU shuttle bus will run throughout the campus and to and from Reser Stadium from 8 a.m. to 4 pm. Shuttle pick-up points adjacent to accessible parking places are marked by signs.

Routes to Campus: If you're traveling on Interstate 5, take Exit 228, Oregon Highway 34. Look for the signs reading, "Corvallis/Oregon State University." Go west on Highway 34 for about 10 miles to Corvallis.

Follow the Highway 34 signs for the bypass to Reser Stadium. You'll turn left at the traffic light just before you enter Corvallis.

Parking on Campus: Parking lots throughout the campus are open for visitor parking, unless officially designated as no parking at all times.

Disabled parking spots are reserved for cars with DMV permits.

In addition to the parking lot at Reser Stadium, there is a parking structure on 26th Street and Washington Avenue, as well as a parking lot along Washington Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets.

Parking for recreational vehicles is available in the parking lot at 13th Street and Washington Avenue. Additional RV parking is available south of Western Boulevard, behind the Hilton Garden Inn and softball complex.