Eligibility

 

STUDENT TERM AND CEREMONY PARTICIPATION
 

Student Graduation Term

Student Commencement
Ceremony Participation

Spring
(April)

Spring Commencement

Summer**
(May, June, August)

Winter Commencement

Fall
(December)

Winter Commencement

 

The Spring Commencement will be held on April 28, 2024 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center for those students who have earned or are earning a Bachelor’s degree between January 2024 - April 2024.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no longer one university-wide commencement ceremony, but two identical university-wide commencement ceremonies. One is held every winter (for undergraduate and graduate students who will graduate at any time between May – December) and one every spring (for undergraduate students who will graduate anytime between January – April).

GRADUATION

  • Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on the official transcript. To officially graduate, students must satisfy all degree program requirements.  All students must register to graduate by submitting an official online graduation application through my.pitt.edu. More information about this separate process can be found here. 
     
  • The University Registrar or the student records department of each school or college can assist with any eligibility or diploma questions.
     
  • Applying for graduation is required regardless of your plans to attend Commencement.

COMMENCEMENT

  • Commencement: Is the ceremony celebrating graduating students! Students must satisfy all degree program requirements prior to the date of the scheduled commencement ceremony. Students will be invited to attend the first ceremony that occurs after they satisfy all degree program requirements.
     
  • The Office of Special Events coordinates the university-wide ceremony only. Questions regarding school, college or department ceremonies/celebrations should be directed to the respective school or college.