PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Thursday was a big day for local graduates at Portland State University. They had the opportunity to get their graduation pictures in-person.

Portland State University celebrates 2021 graduates

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PSU President Stephen Percy and Provost Susan Jeffords congratulated the students in-person on their new degrees. The university says picture day was an opportunity to safely celebrate in-person.

Among the graduates is Julia Misenhimer, a senior and a member of the first graduating class of PSU’s Four Years Free program. The program helped her graduate with a major in biology and minor in women’s studies. 

Graduation is still going to be virtual again this year. That ceremony will take place June 13 for 6,200 graduates.

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Julia Misenhimer

It was very exciting being able to share my experiences today; but I did wish to make a few corrections known! My name is Julia, not Julie. Secondly, I did graduate with a few thousand in debt, though not nearly as much as I would have! Appreciative of all the support, thank you so much!


"It allowed her to graduate with a major in biology and minor in women’s studies without incurring student debt."

and qualifies her to be an Uber driver.

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