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

  Notice: Commencement 2020 has been postponed. This website will be updated after the ceremony has been rescheduled and new plans are formulated. In the meantime, we continue to accept gowns throughout the year at the Memorial Union. 

Do you already have a gown or plan to walk in Commencement? Please consider giving your gown and keeping your cap and cords as a memento! Gowns can be donated at:

  • The M.U. Info Desk
    • Year-round during MU open hours
    • The MU will also accept mailed gowns, which can be sent to: Marriah De La Vega, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, MU 112, Corvallis, OR 97331

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

How to Receive a Gown

  Notice: Commencement 2020 has been postponed and gowns will not be available until after the ceremony has been rescheduled and new plans are formulated. This website will be updated at that time. Thank you!

Students who feel that the cost of purchasing a graduation gown would prevent them from participating in Commencement with their peers are encouraged to pick up a free gown in spring term!

Dates and details for receiving a gown will be posted once available.

Gowns will be first come, first served, while supplies last.

For More Information

For questions, please contact Andrea Norris via email or at 541-737-5398.