Diploma Ceremonies-Commencement Weekend - Carnegie Mellon University

Diploma Ceremonies

  • Graduates will receive their diplomas at their department or school’s diploma ceremony. A preliminary schedule is listed below. As commencement draws near, it is possible that adjustments to times and locations may be made. Refer to this website frequently for the most up-to-date information.
  • Caps and gowns are required for graduates.
  • Guests are limited for some ceremonies. See below for details.
  • Please visit the commencement welcome area upon your arrival to campus. Walking and driving directions to off-campus sites, as well as other important weekend information, will be available.

* = Guests are limited; contact department for more details.
+ = Complimentary shuttle service will be available to transport guests to the ceremony.
UC = University Center
CFA = College of Fine Arts Building

Architecture
Saturday, May 17
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
Reception: following ceremony
Great Hall, CFA

Art
Sunday, May 18
Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Purnell Center
Ceremony: 3 p.m.
Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center

Bachelor of Humanities & Arts/
Bachelor of Science & Arts/
Bachelor of Computer Science & Arts

Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
Kresge Theater, CFA
Reception: 9:30 a.m.
Alumni Concert Hall, CFA

Biological Sciences *
Saturday, May 17
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Auditorium, Mellon Institute
4400 Fifth Avenue
Reception: following ceremony
Social & Conference Rooms, Mellon Institute
Three guests per student at the ceremony; simulcast available. All are welcome at the reception.

Biomedical Engineering
Saturday, May 17
Ceremony: Noon
McConomy Auditorium, UC
Reception: 1 p.m.
Schatz Dining Room, UC

Business Administration (Bachelor’s) +
Sunday, May 18
Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Avenue

Business Administration (Master’s & Doctor’s)
Saturday, May 17
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Avenue

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Saturday, May 17
Ceremony: 4 p.m.
Reception: 4:30 p.m.
Connan Room, UC

Chemical Engineering +
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Carnegie Lecture Hall, Carnegie Museum
4400 Forbes Avenue
(Use Schenley Drive entrance, not Forbes Avenue entrances.)
Reception: following ceremony
Phipps Conservatory
1 Schenley Park/700 Frank Curto Drive

Chemistry +
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Auditorium, Mellon Institute
4400 Fifth Avenue
Reception: following ceremony
Social & Conference Rooms, Mellon Institute

Civil & Environmental Engineering +
Sunday, May 18
Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall
4227 Fifth Avenue

Design

Saturday, May 17
Ceremony & Reception: 3 p.m.
Rangos Hall, UC

Drama
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 1 p.m.
Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
Reception: following ceremony
Lobby, Purnell Center

Economics +
Sunday, May 18
Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Avenue

Electrical & Computer Engineering *
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Wiegand Gym, UC
Reception: following ceremony
Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House
Guest seating is limited and is first come, first served. Tickets are not required. The diploma ceremony will also be simulcast in Tartans Pavilion. 


Energy Science, Technology & Policy *
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony & Reception: 8 a.m.
Singleton Room, Roberts Engineering Hall
Four guests per student

Engineering & Public Policy *
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony & Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Rangos 2 and 3, UC
Guests are limited. Contact Deborah Kuntz for more details. 

Engineering & Technology Innovation Management *

Sunday, May 18
Ceremony & Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Rangos 2 and 3, UC
Guests are limited. Contact Julie Mull for more details.

English
Saturday, May 17
Ceremony: 2:30 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium, UC
Reception: following ceremony
Schatz Dining Room, UC

Entertainment Technology Center
Sunday, May 18
Reception, followed by dinner: 4 p.m.
Ceremony: following dinner
East Club Lounge, Heinz Field
100 Art Rooney Avenue

Heinz College *
Saturday, May 17
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Petersen Events Center
3719 Terrace Street
Note: This location was updated and is current as of March.

History
Sunday, May 18
Breakfast Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
Gregg Hall/Room 100, Porter Hall

Information Networking Institute
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 3 p.m.
Reception: 4 p.m.
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue

Information Systems *

Saturday, May 17
Ceremony: 6 p.m.
Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
Reception: following ceremony
Lobby, Purnell Center
Seven guests per student; tickets will be issued.

Integrated Innovation/Product Development
Saturday, May 17
Ceremony: 4:30 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Integrated Innovation Institute
4612 Forbes Avenue
Note: This time and location were updated and are current as of February.

Materials Science & Engineering +

Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Winchester Thurston School Auditorium
555 Morewood Avenue

Mathematical Sciences
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 1 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium, UC
Reception: following ceremony
Perlis Atrium, Newell-Simon Hall

Mechanical Engineering *
Saturday, May 17
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Wiegand Gym, UC
Reception: following ceremony
Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House
Guests are limited, RSVP is required. Contact Meredith Schrmack for more details.


Modern Languages
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
Rangos 1, UC
Reception: following ceremony
Skibo Coffeehouse, UC

Music
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Great Hall, CFA
Reception: following ceremony
Alumni Concert Hall, CFA

Philosophy
Sunday, May 18
Breakfast Reception: 8 a.m.
Lower Level Coffee Lounge, Baker Hall
Ceremony: 9 a.m.
Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall

Physics
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Room 7500, Wean Hall

Psychology
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony & Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Rangos Hall, UC

School of Computer Science +
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 1:30 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum
4400 Forbes Avenue

Silicon Valley
The diploma ceremony will take place
in August on the Silicon Valley campus.
Details will be sent directly to graduates.

Social & Decision Sciences
Sunday, May 18
Breakfast Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Schatz Dining Room, UC
Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
McConomy Auditorium, UC

Statistics
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Gregg Hall/Room 100, Porter Hall
Reception: following ceremony
Lower Level Coffee Lounge, Baker Hall

Student-Defined Majors (Dietrich College)
Sunday, May 18
Ceremony: 9 a.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Adamson Wing/Room 136A (upper level lobby), Baker Hall