Schedule of 2021 School Commencement Ceremonies

The University of Pittsburgh plans to host a combination of in-person and virtual ceremonies for the Class of 2021. A maximum of two guests per graduate will be permitted to attend in-person events. In order to properly maintain physical distance between graduates, guests, faculty and staff, several ceremonies will be hosted over multiple days. All ceremonies will be streamed online to encourage families and friends to watch and celebrate virtually. Some schools have opted for virtual ceremonies based on feedback from graduate and professional students.

Anyone attending in-person ceremonies will be required to wear a face covering throughout the event. With the proper health and safety protocols in place, including face coverings, physical distancing and good hand-washing hygiene, Pitt's COVID-19 Medical Response Office is confident that in-person ceremonies present minimal risk.

The decision to have in-person ceremonies is contingent on the state of the virus. These plans are subject to change. Students and families are encouraged to remain highly flexible in their planning. Please consider the possibility of cancellations or changes when planning travel.

Thursday, April 29, 6 p.m.

Venue: Petersen Events Center

Friday, April 30 | Petersen Events Center

Venue: Petersen Events Center

Saturday, May 1, 6 p.m.

Venue: Petersen Events Center

Sunday, May 2

Venue: Petersen Events Center

Monday, May 3, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Venue: PNC Park

Tuesday, May 4, 11 a.m.

Venue: PNC Park

Saturday, May 8, 11 a.m.

Venue: Petersen Events Center

Saturday, May 15, 1 p.m.

Venue: Petersen Events Center

Monday, May 24, 2021, 11 a.m.

Venue: Petersen Events Center