Grads Give Back is a student-started program seeking to reduce barriers that under-resourced students might experience as they near graduation. In addition to that, the program breathes new life into what are traditionally single-use garments by allowing graduates to donate their gown for someone to use next year.

Grads Give Back is the result of collaboration among staff of the Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU), Campus Recycling, Memorial Union (M.U.) and Valley Library.

How to Give Your Gown

Do you already have a gown or plan to acquire one for 2023? Please consider giving your gown and keeping your cap and cords as a memento!

Gowns can be donated on Commencement day (2023 details to come), or year-round at the M.U.

  • Valley Library: 2023 TBD
  • M.U. Info Desk: Year-round during open hours:
    • Commencement day, 7 am - 6 pm
    • Sunday closed
    • Summer hours start Monday, June 13th: 8 am - 4 pm
  • By mail: Accepted year-round by mailing them to: Michelle Rucker, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, MU 112, Corvallis, OR 97331 

We are able to accept gowns if they are in good condition (not ripped, damp or damaged), solid black, and Jostens brand. We cannot accept caps, cords, or tassels. 

How to Receive a Gown

We are determining if we can distribute gowns for 2023.

For More Information

Please contact Michelle Rucker at the Memorial Union regarding donating a gown (email or 541-737-6252) or call Materials Management for general program questions at 541-737-7391.