Commencement Weekend - Carnegie Mellon University

2016 Commencement: May 14 & 15

Carnegie Mellon's commencement weekend consists of a variety of special events to celebrate our graduates. This site is updated often so check back for additional details.

Speakers & Honorees

Earl Lewis, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will deliver the keynote address.

> More on Lewis, the student speaker and honorary degree recipients.

Renowned leaders in the arts and humanities, drama, business and technology highlight Carnegie Mellon's commencement.

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Commencement Weekend Schedule

A number of events will take place over commencement weekend. See a complete schedule.

Main Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 15, 2016
11 a.m.
Gesling Stadium

Gesling Stadium opens at 9 a.m. All guests should be seated by 10:15 a.m. More ceremony details.

Live Webcast & Video Information

Can't join us in Pittsburgh? Catch a live webcast of the main commencement ceremony on YouTube. A link will be available on this website on the morning of Sunday, May 15.

DVD recordings of the main ceremony are also available for purchase by completing this form. You may mail it to the address provided on the form or drop it off at the Commencement Welcome Area over the weekend.

Planning Your Visit

Ensure your weekend in Pittsburgh and at Carnegie Mellon is a pleasant one by reviewing the following pages:

Capture your final Carnegie Mellon moments and use #cmugrad for a chance to be seen on the big screen at commencement!


More information on commencement regalia

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