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Commencement

Commencement Update

Due to restrictions on the size of gatherings as outlined by Governor Wolf, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Allegheny County Health Department, commencement exercises scheduled for this coming October have been cancelled.

The Graduates Awards Lunch also has been cancelled. Award winners, including the recipients of the President’s Award for Scholarship and Leadership, will be notified on an individual basis.

Provided that limits to gathering sizes are lifted by next spring, graduates will be invited to walk at the May 2021 commencement. Please notify the office of the Registrar by April 1, 2021 so that we can make the appropriate seating accommodations for you and your family. Regardless of the year in which you participate, we will identify you as a December 2019, May 2020, or August 2020 graduate in the printed commencement book and as you cross the stage.

We continue to look for other opportunities to celebrate, including a special reception at a future homecoming even.

- Updated 8/27/20

Two recent graduates
RSVP online by April 9. Each student is allotted up to four guest tickets.
Female graduate smiling
Explore the Registrar requirements for graduation and what you need to do.
Graduate smiling
Order your cap and gown, and celebrate by purchasing a class ring or graduation announcement.
Male graduate student walking and smiling
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