OSU's Gown Share Program

Grads Give Back is a student-started gown share program seeking to reduce barriers that under-resourced students might experience as they near graduation. In addition, 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:

Gowns can be donated on Commencement day outside of Reser Stadium, at the Valley Library on the 17th and 18th, or year-round at the M.U.

  • Valley Library: June 17-18 in the lobby facing the quad
  • M.U. Info Desk: Year-round during open hours:
  • 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. 

How to Receive a Gown

Email or call ((541) 737-2416) the MU information desk for available inventory (Undergrad through PHD gowns). Please give at least 1 business day for MU staff to retrieve the gown as they are in storage. 

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.