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.
CUC = Cohon University Center
CFA = College of Fine Arts Building

Architecture
Saturday, May 16
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Philip Chosky Theatre, Purnell Center
Reception: following ceremony
Great Hall, CFA

Art
Sunday, May 17
Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Purnell Center
Ceremony: 3 p.m.
Philip Chosky Theatre, Purnell Center

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

Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
Kresge Theatre, CFA
Reception: 9:30 a.m.
Alumni Concert Hall, CFA

Biological Sciences *
Saturday, May 16
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 16
Ceremony: Noon
McConomy Auditorium, CUC
Reception: 1 p.m.
Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House

Business Administration (Bachelor’s) +
Sunday, May 17
Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Avenue

Business Administration (Master’s & Doctor’s)
Saturday, May 16
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Avenue

Chemical Engineering
Saturday, May 16
Ceremony: 3 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum
4400 Forbes Avenue
Reception: following ceremony
Carnegie Music Hall Foyer

Chemistry +
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Auditorium, Mellon Institute
4400 Fifth Avenue
Reception: following ceremony
Social & Conference Rooms, Mellon Institute

Civil & Environmental Engineering +
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall
4227 Fifth Avenue

Design

Saturday, May 16
Ceremony & Reception: 3 p.m.
Rangos Hall, CUC

Drama
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 1 p.m.
Philip Chosky Theatre, Purnell Center
Reception: following ceremony
Lobby, Purnell Center

Economics +
Sunday, May 17
Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Avenue

Electrical & Computer Engineering *
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Wiegand Gym, CUC
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 17
Ceremony & Reception: 8 a.m.
Singleton Room, Roberts Engineering Hall
Four guests per student

Engineering & Public Policy *
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony & Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Rangos 2 and 3, CUC
Guests are limited. Contact Deborah Kuntz for more details. 

Engineering & Technology Innovation Management *

Sunday, May 17
Ceremony & Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Rangos 2 and 3, CUC
Guests are limited. Contact Julie Mull for more details.

English
Saturday, May 16
Ceremony: 2:30 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium, CUC
Reception: following ceremony
Schatz Dining Room, CUC

Entertainment Technology Center
Sunday, May 17
Reception, followed by dinner: 4 p.m.
Ceremony: following dinner
East Club Lounge, Heinz Field
100 Art Rooney Avenue

Heinz College
Saturday, May 16
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Petersen Events Center
3719 Terrace Street

History
Sunday, May 17
Breakfast Reception: 8 a.m.
Lower Level Coffee Lounge, Baker Hall
Ceremony: 9 a.m.
Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall

Information Networking Institute
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 3:30 p.m.
Reception: 4:30 p.m.
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue

Information Systems (Dietrich College) *

Saturday, May 16
Ceremony: 6 p.m.
Philip Chosky Theatre, Purnell Center
Reception: following ceremony
Lobby, Purnell Center
Seven guests per student; tickets will be issued.

Integrated Innovation for Products & Services *
Saturday, May 16
Ceremony: 4:30 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Gregg Hall/Room 100, Porter Hall
Guests are limited, contact Emma Zink for more details.

Materials Science & Engineering +

Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 1 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
The Twentieth Century Club
4201 Bigelow Boulevard

Mathematical Sciences
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 1 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium, CUC
Reception: following ceremony
Perlis Atrium, Newell-Simon Hall

Mechanical Engineering *
Saturday, May 16
Ceremony: 3 p.m.
Wiegand Gym, CUC
Reception: following ceremony
Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House
Guests are limited, RSVP is required. Contact Meredith Schrmack for more details.


Modern Languages
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
Rangos 1, CUC
Reception: following ceremony
Skibo Coffeehouse, CUC

Music
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Great Hall, CFA
Reception: following ceremony
Alumni Concert Hall, CFA

Philosophy
Sunday, May 17
Breakfast Reception: 8 a.m.
Ceremony: 9 a.m.
Gregg Hall/Room 100, Porter Hall

Physics
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Room 7500, Wean Hall

Psychology
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony & Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Rangos Hall, CUC

School of Computer Science +
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 1:30 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum
4400 Forbes Avenue

Social & Decision Sciences *
Sunday, May 17
Breakfast Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Schatz Dining Room, CUC
Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
McConomy Auditorium, CUC
Eight guests per student

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

Statistics +
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 1:30 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Winchester Thurston School Auditorium
555 Morewood Avenue

Student-Defined Majors (Dietrich College)
Sunday, May 17
Ceremony: 9 a.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Adamson Wing/Room 136A (upper level lobby), Baker Hall