PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — More than 1,100 degrees were conferred to health care professionals on Sunday as Oregon Health & Science University held its first in-person graduation ceremony since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The university said its 2022 convocation is a combined ceremony graduates of the medical, nursing, dental, public health and pharmacy programs. OHSU graduates in 2020 and 2021 attended virtual ceremonies because of the pandemic.

Sunday’s all-program ceremony began at 1 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center in NE Portland followed by specific events for the schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing and OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. The OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy will hold a separate graduation on Friday in Corvallis, the university said.

More than 1100 degrees were conferred to health care professionals at OHSU’s first in-person graduation since the pandemic, June 5, 2022 (KOIN)

Despite graduates being welcomed back to the in-person celebration, OHSU has still required attendees to be vaccinated or have proof of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours. Masks are optional.