Carnegie Mellon University

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. Dual degree students who are receiving two diplomas are invited to participate in both ceremonies, if scheduling permits.

Architecture

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

Graduates should report to the second floor lobby of Chosky Theater at 10:30 a.m.

 

Art

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

Graduates should report outside of the Purnell Center at 2:45 p.m.

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.

Graduates should report to the fourth floor of Mellon Institute at 11:30 a.m.

Download driving and walking directions.

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; shuttle service will be provided.  You may also download driving and walking directions.)

Graduates should report to Soldiers & Sailors at 2:15 p.m.

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)

Graduates should report to the outside patio of Soliders & Sailors at noon.

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Center for Neural Basis of Cognition

Saturday, May 20
Ceremony & Reception: 12:30 p.m.
Connan Room, Cohon University Center

Chemical Engineering

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

Graduates should report to the Connan Room, Cohon Center, at 11:15 a.m.

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
(Shuttle service will be provided. You may also download driving and walking directions.)

Graduates should report to the Mellon Institute Auditorium hallway at 1:30 p.m.

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.

Bachelor's should report to the area at the top of the stairs above Wiegand Gym, Cohon Center, at 2 p.m.
Master's and Ph.D. graduates should report to the Connan Room, Cohon Center, at 2 p.m.

Design

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

Graduates should report to Rangos Hall, Cohon Center, at 11:10 a.m.

Drama

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

Graduates should report to the Checco Studio A, Purnell Center, at 1 p.m.

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; shuttle service will be provided. You may also download driving and walking directions.)

Graduates should report to Soldiers & Sailors at 2:15 p.m.

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; shuttle service will be provided. You may also download driving and walking directions.)

Graduates should report to the Practice Gym of the Petersen Events Center at the conclusion of the main commencement ceremony.

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

Graduates should enter the Cohon University Center's Lee Lobby (Forbes Avenue entrance) at 1 p.m. and report to the far left back corner doorway, where a member from the English Department will greet them.

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)

Download driving directions.

Heinz College

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

Graduates should report to the Practice Gym of the Petersen Events Center at 9:45 a.m.

Download driving and walking directions.

History

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

Graduates should report to the door of Room A51/Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall, at 8:40 a.m.

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)

Graduates should report to the Levy Room, Rodef Shalom Congregation, at 2:30 p.m.

Download driving and walking directions.

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.

Graduates should report to the upper tier surrounding the Purnell Center lobby at 5:15 p.m.

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

Graduates should report to the Lower Level Coffee Lounge, Baker Hall, at 2:45 p.m.

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

Graduates should report outside of Gregg Hall/Room 100, Porter Hall, at 8:30 a.m.

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; shuttle service will be provided. You may also download driving and walking directions.)

Graduates should report to the third floor of the Twentieth Century Club at 1:30 p.m.

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
(The reception is off campus; shuttle service will be provided. You may also download walking directions.)

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.

Graduates should report to the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer at 10:15 a.m.

Download driving and walking directions.

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; shuttle service will be provided. You may also download driving and walking directions.)

School of Computer Science (Master's)

Sunday, May 21
3:30 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(Off campus; shuttle service will be provided. You may also download driving and walking directions.)

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

Graduates should report to the stage right area of McConomy Auditorium, Cohon Center (near the entrance to the lower level of the University Store), at 10:50 a.m.

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; shuttle service will be provided. You may also download driving and walking directions.)

Graduates should report to the dance room of Winchester Thurston at 1 p.m.

Student-Defined Majors (Dietrich College)

Please note this event has been cancelled. Contact Joanne Ursenbach at 412-268-2830 or joanneu@andrew.cmu.edu with questions.