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Commencement Weekend

May 20-21, 2017

Diploma Ceremonies

Graduates will receive their diplomas at department/college diploma ceremonies, which take place throughout the weekend. A full schedule is below. A student's department or college is determined by their major. Double major students are invited to participate in both ceremonies, if scheduling permits.

Changes may be made to this schedule as commencement draws near. Refer to this website for the most up-to-date information.

Architecture

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony: 11:30 a.m.
Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
Reception: following ceremony
Great Hall, College of Fine Arts

 

Art

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony: 3 p.m.
Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
Reception: 4 p.m.
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Purnell Center

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

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
Kresge Theater, College of Fine Arts
Reception: 9:15 a.m.
Alumni Concert Hall, College of Fine Arts

Biological Sciences

Saturday, May 20
Reception: 10:30 a.m.
Social & Conference Rooms, Mellon Institute
4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Ceremony: Noon
Auditorium, Mellon Institute
Lunch Reception: 1:30 p.m.
Social & Conference Rooms, Mellon Institute

Three guests per student. Tickets will be issued.

Biomedical Engineering

Sunday, May 21
Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House
Ceremony: 8:45 a.m.
McConomy Auditorium,
Cohon University Center

Business Administration (Bachelor's)

Sunday, May 21
Reception: prior to ceremony
Ceremony: 2:30 p.m.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(off campus)

Business Administration (Master's & Doctor's)

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(off campus)

Center for Neural Basis of Cognition

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony & Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Library, fourth floor, Mellon Institute
4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

Chemical Engineering

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony: Noon
Wiegand Gym, Cohon University Center
Reception: 1 p.m.
Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House

 

Chemistry

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Auditorium, Mellon Institute
4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Dinner Reception: following ceremony
Social & Conference Rooms, Mellon Institute

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Sunday, May 21
Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House
Ceremony: 2:30 p.m.
Wiegand Gym, Cohon University Center

Tickets will be issued.

Design

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony & Reception: 11:30 a.m.
Rangos Hall, Cohon University Center

Drama

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony: 1:30 p.m.
Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
Reception: following ceremony
Lobby, Purnell Center

Economics

Sunday, May 21
Reception: prior to ceremony
Ceremony: 2:30 p.m.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(off campus)

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Reception with light refreshments: following ceremony
Petersen Events Center
3719 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(off campus)

Energy Science, Technology & Policy

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony & Reception: 8 a.m.
Marquis Conference Room,
Room 5201, Scott Hall

Four guests per student

Engineering & Public Policy

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony & Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Rangos Hall, Cohon University Center

Guests are limited. Details will be sent directly to graduates.

Engineering & Technology Innovation Management

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony & Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Rangos Hall, Cohon University Center

Guests are limited. Details will be sent directly to graduates.

English

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium,
Cohon University Center
Reception: following ceremony
Schatz Dining Room, Cohon Center

Entertainment Technology Center

Sunday, May 21
Reception, followed by dinner: 4 p.m.
Ceremony: following dinner
East End Lounge, Heinz Field
100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(off campus)

Heinz College

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony: 11 a.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Petersen Events Center
3719 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(off campus)

History

Sunday, May 21
Reception: 8 a.m.
Lower Level Coffee Lounge, Baker Hall
Ceremony: 8:45 a.m.
Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall

Information Networking Institute

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony: 4 p.m.
Reception: 5 p.m.
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(off campus)

Information Systems (Dietrich College)

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony: 6 p.m.
Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
Reception: following ceremony
Lobby, Purnell Center

Seven guests per student. Tickets will be issued.

Institute for Politics & Strategy

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony: 3 p.m.
Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall
Reception: following ceremony
Lower Level Coffee Lounge, Baker Hall

Integrated Innovation for Products & Services

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony: 9 a.m.
Gregg Hall/Room 100, Porter Hall
Reception: following ceremony
Integrated Innovation Institute
4612 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Four guests per student

Materials Science & Engineering

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
The Twentieth Century Club
4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(off campus)

Mathematical Sciences

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony:  1 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium,
Cohon University Center
Reception:  2:15 p.m.
Special Events Hall and Outdoor Garden,
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Park, 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(off campus)

Three guests per student. Tickets will be issued.

Mechanical Engineering

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony: 11 a.m.
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(off campus)
Reception: following ceremony
Carnegie Music Hall Foyer, Carnegie Museum

Six guests per student. RSVP is required.

 

Modern Languages

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony: 8 a.m.
Studio Theater, Cohon University Center
Reception: following ceremony
Schatz Dining Room, Cohon Center

Music

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony: 1 p.m.
Great Hall, College of Fine Arts
Reception: following ceremony
Alumni Concert Hall, College of Fine Arts

 

Philosophy

Sunday, May 21
Reception: 8 a.m.
Ceremony: 9 a.m.
Gregg Hall/Room 100, Porter Hall

Physics

Sunday, May 21
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Room 7500, Wean Hall

Psychology

Sunday, May 21
Reception: 1 p.m.
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Rangos Hall, Cohon University Center

School of Computer Science (Bachelor's & Doctor's)

Sunday, May 21
1:30 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(off campus)

School of Computer Science (Master's)

Sunday, May 21
3 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(off campus)

Social & Decision Sciences

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony: 11 a.m.
McConomy Auditorium,
Cohon University Center
Reception: following ceremony
Schatz Dining Room, Cohon Center

Eight guests per student

Software Management

The diploma ceremony will take place in August at a site near the Silicon Valley campus. Details will be sent directly to graduates.

Statistics

Sunday, May 21
Reception: prior to ceremony
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Winchester Thurston School Auditorium
555 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(off campus)

Student-Defined Majors (Dietrich College)

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony: 11 a.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Adamson Wing/Room 136A (upper level lobby), Baker Hall