Parents, friends, and family members are welcome to the Pittsburgh campus for commencement on both Thursday, April 23, and Sunday, April 26. All visitors should enter the Petersen Events Center through the lobby-level entrance (at the corner of Terrace and Desoto streets) or through Concourse A (from Sutherland Street).

No tickets are required to attend the ceremony.  

If you are a graduate or guest who requires assistance, please visit the Disability Assistance page for more information.

If this is your first time visiting the campus, you may enjoy seeing a few notable landmarks—including several that are “off the beaten path.” We’ve suggested a few that make particularly nice places for snapshots of your loved ones.

You’re also invited to download and print out a walking tour which includes a campus map.


Pittsburgh is easy to reach via the city's international airport as well as by car, bus, and train. Learn more.


Several hotels in the city's Oakland neighborhood are close to campus, Pitt's Petersen Events Center. Numerous other hotels are located in downtown Pittsburgh and other areas near Oakland.


Commencement participants and guests can travel to the Petersen Events Center by car, bus, taxi, and ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft (as well as on foot, from nearby hotels).