If you have a question about your graduation date or requirements, please contact your department. If you have a question regarding graduation policies, please contact the University Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-268-1922.
How can I request a degree application for graduation?
It is not necessary to request a degree application. All degree candidates should verify their information on Student Information Online, and make any corrections. After logging onto SIO, go to the Academic Info tab and click on Graduation and Diploma to update information.
What should I do if my new permanent address is not listed on SIO's Graduation and Diploma page?
Current students can make the necessary corrections on Student Information Online or contact the University Registrar's Office at email@example.com or at 412-268-1984. Alumni must submit a written request in order to ask for this update. In any case, make sure to update the information on the Graduation and Diploma page by clicking 'Edit.'
My program concludes later than the end of the spring semester. Will I be able to participate in the commencement ceremony?
While degrees are awarded three times during the year (May, August and December), there is only one formal commencement ceremony in May. The commencement program includes those students who had graduated during the previous December, plus those students expected to graduate in May or upcoming August before the beginning of the new academic year.
All undergraduate and master’s students who are certified to complete their studies by the deadline for expected August graduation during a given calendar year will be allowed to march in that year's commencement ceremony. Those students who are expected to fulfill degree requirements after May would be listed in the commencement program as August graduates.
Students who are expected to complete their degree requirements later than the August deadline will not be allowed to march and will not be listed in the commencement ceremony program. Ph.D. students may not march or be hooded until after they have defended and submitted their thesis.
In all cases, only students who have fulfilled their graduation requirements by the May deadline would receive their actual diplomas or hoods during the commencement. Graduates fulfilling requirements after the May ceremony would receive their diplomas (and hoods) only after completing their requirements.
I am scheduled to graduate in May. However I have one more course to take to have an additional major/minor listed on my diploma. How can I ensure that the additional major/minor is posted to my diploma?
Your option is to change your graduation date from May to August, register for and complete the required course during the summer and have your degree certified for August. Also, minors are no longer listed on diplomas.
Can I add an additional major or minor to my degree once the course work is completed?
No. Once the degree has been certified and granted, that degree cannot be amended in any way.