Graduation Weekend

All 2019-20 graduates are invited to three events during at the end of the spring term 2020 (University of Pittsburgh Commencement, Pitt Public Health Celebration of Student Awards, and Pitt Public Health Convocation). 

Formal invitations to the Pitt Public Health events are sent to all graduates via U.S. mail and e-mail in mid-March. If you don’t think we have your most recent mailing address or the best e-mail address, contact Joanne Pegher. Students can stay tuned to the e-mails from the Office of Student Affairs and the web for further information.

University of Pittsburgh Commencement: Graduate Ceremony

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Petersen Event Center

Tickets are not required for your guests to attend. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Students must wear academic regalia to participate. Doctoral students will be hooded. Students graduating in June or August of 2020 will be permitted to participate in the University’s ceremony, provided that the student’s advisor requests permission in writing from Mary Derkach and confirms that the student will graduate in June or August.

Should you have any questions, contact the Office of Special Events at gradinfo@pitt.edu or 412-624-7100.

Pitt Public Health Celebration of Student Awards

Saturday, April 25, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Public Health Commons (1st floor)

Graduates are invited regardless of whether they are selected for an award. Awardees will be notified by the school. Awardees may bring guests. 

Pitt Public Health Convocation

Sunday, April 26, line-up at 11:50 a.m., program from 1-3 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15213

Pitt Public Health’s 70th Convocation honors graduates from the 2019-20 academic year. 

Graduates from June, August, December 2019, and April 2020 are invited to participate in the ceremonies. Students who will graduate in June or August of 2020 also may take part in the ceremony, provided that the student’s advisor requests permission in writing from Mary Derkach and confirms that the student will graduate in June or August. No tickets are necessary and there is no limit on the number of guests that a student can invite.

Students must wear academic regalia to Convocation (and also to the University’s commencement). You can purchase regalia through Pitt’s Graduation Central (see below). Doctoral students will be hooded.

Purchase Academic Regalia at Graduation Central

Graduates must wear academic regalia to both graduation ceremonies. Regalia can be purchased at Graduation Central. Students who own caps and gowns from previous degree programs or who are able to borrow regalia do not need to purchase it.

Graduates attending Graduation Central will receive instructions for the University’s Commencement ceremony at that time.

Regalia for Out-of-Town Graduates

You can either have a friend purchase your regalia at Graduation Central or you can call the University Store at 412-648-1455.

Questions?

Contact Bernadette Foley (Celebration of Student Awards) or Mary Derkach (Convocation) with questions about the Pitt Public Health events, or the Office of Special Events, 412-624-7100, with questions about Pitt’s Commencement or Graduation Central.