2019 School Ceremonies

In addition to the University-wide commencement ceremonies, a number of schools will host graduate recognition events. Please contact your school directly if you have questions concerning these events.

Interfaith Baccalaureate

The Division of Student Affairs will host an Interfaith Baccalaureate Service on Friday, April 26, at the William Pitt Union, beginning at 4 p.m. No tickets are required for this event. Please contact Emiola Jay Oriola with any questions.

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Address of event venue for GPS: 3959 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration will host a Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, April 27, at the PPG Paints Arena from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. No tickets are required for this event. Please contact Renee Schwartz if you have questions.

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Address of event venue for GPS: 1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

The Katz Graduate School of Business will host a Graduation Ceremony on Friday, April 26, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets are required for this event.  Please contact Tori Ivock, ivock@katz.pitt.edu or 412-648-1666 with any questions.

Address of event venue for GPS: 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

School of Computing and Information

The School of Computing and Information will host an Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, April 27, at the Twentieth Century Club, beginning at 6 p.m. No tickets are required for this event. Please contact Wesley Lipschultz with any questions.

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A Graduate Ceremony for all SCI-affiliated graduate students will be held on Friday, April 26, at the Twentieth Century Club, beginning at 11 a.m. No tickets are required. Please contact Wesley Lipschultz with any questions.

Address of event venue for GPS: 4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

School of Education

The School of Education will host a Reception and Ceremony on Sunday, April 28, at the Fitzgerald Field House, beginning at 9 a.m. No tickets are required for this event. Please contact Andrea Zito if you have questions.

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Address of event venue for GPS: Allequippa and Darragh Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

College of General Studies

The College of General Studies will host a Graduate Recognition Night on Friday, April 26, at the Fitzgerald Field House, beginning at 6 p.m. No tickets are required for this event.  Graduates will receive the invitation directly via e-mail. For more information, please visit www.cgs.pitt.edu/graduation. Please contact Lydia Heyliger with any questions.

Address of event venue for GPS: Allequippa and Darragh Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences »

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences hosts department-specific events. If your department is not listed, please contact it directly.

School of Dental Medicine

The School of Dental Medicine will host a Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, at Heinz Hall beginning at 1 p.m. No tickets are required for this event. Please contact Tracey Wassel if you have questions.

Address of event venue for GPS: 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will hold its Recognition Ceremonies (Undergraduate and Graduate) on Saturday, April 27, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, followed by a dessert reception after each ceremony in the Cathedral of Learning's Commons Room. Tickets are required for these events. Regalia is required.

The Graduate Ceremony will be held from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 10:45 a.m.

The Undergraduate Ceremony will be held from 1:30 p.m. until approximately 2:45 p.m.

Address of event venue for GPS: 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

School of Law

The School of Law will host a Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 10, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum beginning at 3 p.m. A Reception in the Cathedral of Learning will immediately follow the ceremony in the foyer. Please contact the main office at 412-648-1490 with any questions.

Address of event venue for GPS: 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15213

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine will host a Diploma Day Ceremony on Monday, May 20, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum beginning at 4 p.m. Please contact the main office at 412-648-9040 with any questions.

Address of event venue for GPS: 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15213

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing will host its Spring Graduation and Pinning Ceremony on Friday, April 26, at the Fitzgerald Field House, beginning at 10:30 a.m. No tickets are required for this event.  A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.  For questions, please contact Jennifer Fellows at 412-624-5328 or jmw100@pitt.edu

Address of event venue for GPS: Allequippa and Darragh Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy will host a Graduation Ceremony on Friday, April 26, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall beginning at 11 a.m. No tickets are required for this event. To register, please e-mail smm198@pitt.edu. Please contact Suzanne Mannino if you have questions.

Address of event venue for GPS: 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Graduate School of Public Health

The Graduate School for Public Health will host a Convocation Ceremony on Sunday, April 28, at the Carnegie Music Hall beginning at 1 p.m. No tickets are required for this event. Reception immediately following in the foyer. Please contact the school at 412-624-3002 or foleyb@pitt.edu with any questions.

Address of event venue for GPS: 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

The Graduate School for Public and International Affairs will host a Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, April 25, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum beginning at 1:30 p.m. No tickets are required for this event. Cake and coffee reception immediately following.  Please contact Renee Kidney at 412-648-1997 with any questions.

Address of event venue for GPS: 1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15219

School of Social Work

The School of Social Work will host a Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, April 28, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, beginning at 4 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. No tickets are required for this event. 

Register for the School of Social Work Graduation Ceremony »

Please contact Marcia Piel if you have questions.

Address of event venue for GPS: 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15213

Learn more about the School of Social Work Graduation Ceremony »

Speaker Cards for School of Social Work: Students, when you arrive for the ceremony, proceed immediately to the registration table located to the far right end of the hallway, where you will check in and receive a white name card that you will hand to our speaker for your name to be announced. For correct pronunciation, please write your name phonetically on the card. 

You must retain this card in order for your name to be announced. If you lose this card, you will not have anything to give to the speaker.

Swanson School of Engineering

Order of the Engineer (Undergraduates of all Engineering Disciplines) will be held on Saturday, April 27, at the Stephen Foster Memorial, 10 a.m. Reception to follow in the William Pitt Union Lower Lounge. Students are allowed four guests. Should you have questions, please contact Monica Bell at ENGRevents@pitt.edu or 412-624-6814. Requested attire: business formal attire. Invitation only.

Address of event venue for GPS: 4301 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bioengineering will host a Graduation Ceremony for undergraduates only on Saturday, April 27at the William Pitt Union Ballroom, 2-4 p.m. Students are allowed four guests. Should you have questions, please contact Erin Schuetz at eeschuetz@pitt.edu or 412-624-7279. Requested attire: business formal. Invitation only.

Address of event venue for GPS: 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Chemical Engineering will host a Graduate Ceremony & Reception (undergraduate and graduate) on Saturday, April 27, at Scaife Hall, Auditoriums 5 & 6 beginning at 2 p.m. with a reception following in Benedum Hall, Room 102 and First Floor Lobby. Students are allowed two guests. Should you have questions, please contact Kristen Harper at kaharper@pitt.edu or 412-624-7440. Requested attire: business formal. Invitation only.

Address of event venue for GPS: 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Civil and Environmental Engineering will host a Graduation Ceremony for both graduate and undergraduate students on Saturday, April 27, at the William Pitt Union Ballroom B,   2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the William Pitt Union Lower Lounge. Students are allowed four guests. Should you have questions, please contact Cheryl Morand at chm168@pitt.edu or 412-624-9867. Requested attire: cap and gown required. Invitation only.

Address of event venue for GPS: 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Electrical and Computer Engineering will host a Graduation Ceremony for graduates and undergraduates on Friday, April 26, at the William Pitt Union Assembly Room, 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments following in the William Pitt Union Lower Lounge. Students are allowed two guests. Should you have questions, please contact Nicole Klan at nik45@pitt.edu or 412-624-9120. Requested attire: business casual. Invitation only.

Address of event venue for GPS: 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Industrial Engineering will host a Graduation Recognition Event for both graduate and undergraduate students on Sunday, April 28at the University Club, Ballroom B, 9-11 a.m. Students are allowed four guests. Should you have questions, please contact Whitney Wilt at ugradie@pitt.edu or 412-624-9830. Requested attire: business formal. Invitation only.

Address of event venue for GPS: 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA  15213

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science will host a Ceremony & Reception for undergraduates only on Saturday, April 27, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum beginning at 7:30 p.m. Students are allowed six guests. Should you have questions, please contact Heather Manns at hlm40@pitt.edu or 412-624-9780. Requested attire: business formal. Invitation only.

Address of event venue for GPS: 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213