Graduation Information

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You must apply to graduate by completing an Application for Graduation Form and a Prior Degree Form. Email completed forms to Deadlines and instructions are listed below.

Be sure to list your Pitt email on the Application for Graduation and a non-Pitt email on the Prior Degree Form. Your name on the application must be the same as it appears in the PeopleSoft system. You will be required to provide legal documentation (e.g., marriage certificate, divorce decree, valid passport) to the Office of the Registrar to use a different name on the graduation application.

If you are graduating with two Pitt Public Health degrees, or a Pitt Public Health degree and a Pitt Public Health certificate, you may enter all information on one application form. If degrees and/or certificates will be awarded by another school in addition to Pitt Public Health, an application must be submitted to each school. If you are graduating with a joint degree, please indicate this on the second page of the graduation application beneath the area for degrees. Applications for graduation are valid for only one graduation date. If you postpone graduation, you must reapply by completing and submitting another application.

Note: your Academic Department/Student Plan is PPBHL and your Department is BCHS, BIOST, EOH, EPIDEM, HPM, HUGEN, IDM; or MULTI PROGRAM. For Name of Degree/Cert, list degree and/or specific certificate.


We are excited to announce Online Graduation Applications is now live in PeopleSoft. Students can begin applying using the online format for December 2022 graduation (2231 term). For step-by-step instructions, click here!

The graduation application process for June and August 2022 (Terms 2227) will remain the same. 

Additional information from the Office of the Registrar can be found here.

Please email with any questions. 

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News and Announcements about Graduation

Pics from Commencement Weekend available in Flickr! 

Pics from Commencement Weekend available in Flickr!

If you're looking for pictures of the 2022 graduation ceremony or the awards ceremony, check out the Commencement Weekend album on Flickr at  (05/19/2022)

June 2022 Graduation Applications Now Open  

June 2022 Graduation Applications Now Open

Apply for June 2022 (term 2227) graduation today! Send your graduation application to Be sure to also fill out the Prior Degree Form. All graduation information can be found here: The last day to apply is 6/7.  (04/05/2022)

Graduation Deadlines Approaching!  

Graduation Deadlines Approaching!

The final deadline to apply for April graduation is approaching on April 4. Graduates interested in giving a speech at the May 1 Commencement ceremony should submit their application by April 1. Renting or buying academic regalia through Pitt must be done by early April (dates vary). Read more at p... (03/29/2022)

Want to Deliver a Congratulatory Speech to Your Fellow Grads?  

Want to Deliver a Congratulatory Speech to Your Fellow Grads?

We're getting close to the event of the year: the Pitt Public Health Commencement ceremony on May 1. If you're interested in delivering a 5-10 minute congratulatory speech to the graduates and their guests, let us know! Submit a 90-second video describing why you should be this year's student speak... (03/15/2022)

Purchase Academic Regalia Today!  

Purchase Academic Regalia Today!

Are you participating in the 2022 Commencement Ceremony on May 1? If so, please be sure to purchase academic regalia! The University Store on Fifth has two options to purchase regalia: (1) Ship to Home -- Online ordering is now available. The last date to order for this option will be April 1. (2) ... (03/14/2022)

Reminder for April Grads: ETD Workshop Thursday 

Reminder for April Grads: ETD Workshop Thursday

March 17 at 10 a.m. Learn how to format your essay, thesis, or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template and to convert the finished Word document to PDF and submit for review. (03/14/2022)

Graduation Requirements and Checklists

Exit Survey

Graduating students must complete the Pitt Public Health exit survey.

Upon completion of the survey, you will be redirected to a separate page where you will be prompted to enter your name and department. Your identifying information will not be linked to the survey, so your responses will be confidential. When you submit the form, your department and the Office of Student Affairs will receive notification that you met the survey requirement. 

Notification of departure form for international students

International students whose F1 status will be ending must log into My OIS to complete the Departure Notification Form. Once the form is complete, forward the confirmation message to your departmental student services liaison. Department liaisons will then send a copy to