Guides & Mailings-Commencement Weekend - Carnegie Mellon University

Planning Guides & Additional Mailings

Commencement Preliminary Planning Guide [.pdf]

Distribution Date: Mid-December

  • Guides are mailed to the permanent/home address on record for all graduating bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. students. These addresses are identified in the student's personal record at The HUB.
  • Bachelor's students, faculty and staff WILL NOT receive a copy of this guide but a downloadable version is available above.

Doctor’s Hooding Ceremony Guide [.pdf]

Distribution Date: Mid-January

  • Sent by department graduate commencement coordinators to doctor’s degree candidates, department heads and faculty.

Commencement Final Planning Guide [.pdf]

Distribution Date: Mid-March

  • Guides are mailed to the permanent/home address on record for all graduating bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. students. These addresses are identified in the student's personal record at The HUB.
  • Bachelor's students, faculty and staff WILL NOT receive a copy of this guide but a downloadable version will be available in March.

Honors Ceremonies Invitations

Distribution Date: Mid-March through Mid-April

  • Associate Deans will issue invitations to both honors students and their parents.

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Initiation Ceremony

Distribution Date: Early April

  • Sponsors will mail information directly to inductees.

Students and parents may receive additional material about diploma ceremonies and other events from individual departments.