Honors Ceremonies-Commencement Weekend - Carnegie Mellon University

Honors Ceremonies Details

Saturday, May 16

10 a.m.
See locations below.

Seniors receiving university and college honors will be presented with honors medallions and cords, which should be worn to the main commencement ceremony on Sunday.

  • Each ceremony will last approximately one hour.
  • Tickets are NOT required.
  • Caps and gowns are not required except for at the Mellon College of Science ceremony, where gowns (but no caps) should be worn by graduates.
  • Associate deans will issue invitations to qualifying students and their parents beginning in mid-March and continuing through mid-April (depending on when a student's grade point average is finalized).

Honors Ceremony Locations

Bachelor of Humanities & Arts/Bachelor of Science & Arts/Bachelor of Computer Science & Arts (BHA/BSA/BCSA) (with CFA)
Philip Chosky Theatre, first floor, Purnell Center

College of Engineering
Wiegand Gym, first floor, Cohon University Center

College of Fine Arts (CFA) (with BHA/BSA/BCSA)
Philip Chosky Theatre, first floor, Purnell Center

Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Rangos Hall, second floor, Cohon University Center

Mellon College of Science
McConomy Auditorium, first floor, Cohon University Center

School of Computer Science
Rashid Auditorium, Room 4401, Gates & Hillman Centers

Tepper School of Business
Tepper Main Lobby, Posner Hall (Use Tech and Frew Street entrance.)

Are you graduating with honors?

Contact your college's honors ceremony coordinator to verify that you will be graduating with honors.

Unable to Attend your Honors Ceremony?

Students can pick up their cords and medallions at the commencement welcome area, beginning at the conclusion of the honors ceremonies on Saturday.