Carnegie Mellon University


May 13-15, 2022

Planning Information for Class of 2022

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! As you plan for commencement weekend, refer to this page for information about cap and gown, robing, processional and more.

Before commencement weekend, review our planning checklist:

  1. Download the app
  2. Purchase your cap and gown
  3. Pick up your honors cords and medallion
  4. Review the schedule
  5. Confirm your Diploma Ceremony location
  6. Find your Robing and Processional location
  7. Review COVID-19 safety information

1. Download the App

Use the mobile app during commencement weekend to keep track of your schedule, find ceremony locations, receive the latest weather updates and more. Download the CMU Events App in the App Store or on Google Play.

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2. Purchase Your Cap and Gown

Everyone attending the main commencement ceremony and/or a diploma ceremony must wear a cap and gown.

We encourage you to purchase your cap, gown and other regalia online by April 28 to ensure that you receive your preferred size.

You may pick up online orders at the University Store or request that the store ship them to you. If you request to ship your items, please allow a week for shipping time.

You may also purchase caps, gowns and hoods at the University Store during regular hours.

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3. Pick Up Your Honors Cords and Medallion

Honors medallions and cords will be distributed by the colleges to eligible graduates in the days leading up to commencement. Students have been contacted by their college if they are eligible to receive medallions and/or cords.


  • Architecture: May 11-12 from 10am-3pm (CFA 212)
  • Art: May 10-13 from 9am-5pm (CFA 300)
  • Design: May 11-13 from 9am-4pm (MM 110)
  • Drama: May 10, 12 and 13 from 10am-5pm (PCA 221)
  • Music: May 10-13 from 1:30-4:30pm (Hall of Arts 141)

Dan Barrett 

Patti Pavlus 


May 12-13 from 10am-4pm (Doherty Hall 1324)

Maggie Braun 

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Economics:
    • Tuesday May 10, 12 to 1 p.m. (Tepper 2001)
    • Wednesday May 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Tepper 2407)
  • English: Week of May 9 (Baker 259)
  • History: Wednesday May 11, 11 to 11:30 a.m. (Baker 240-G)
  • Information Systems:
    • Tuesday May 10, 2 to 4 p.m. (Hamburg Hall Rotunda)
    • Wednesday May 11, 1 to 3 p.m. (3031 Hamburg Hall)
  • Institute for Politics & Strategy: Week of May 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Posner Hall, 391)
  • Philosophy: Tuesday May 10, 1 to 4 p.m. and Wednesday May 11, 1 to 4 p.m. (Baker Hall 161)
  • Psychology: Week of May 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Baker Hall 352)
  • Social and Decision Sciences:
    • Monday May 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PH 208A)
    • Tuesday May 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PH 208I)
    • Wednesday May 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PH 208G)
    • Thursday May 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PH 208G)
    • Friday May 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PH 208I)
  • Statistics & Data Science: Monday May 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  (Baker Hall 132-L)

Joanne Ursenbach 

Jay Devine 


Students should reference the email from Kourtney Bandish regarding distribution details.

Kourtney Bandish 

Kurt Larsen 


May 10-12 from 10am-4pm (Tepper 2400)

Jennifer Wegner 


May 13-14 from 2-5pm (GHC 4405)

Catherine Copetas 


Honors will be distributed at the BXA diploma ceremony

Stephanie Murray 

Emily Syes 

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4. Review the Schedule

Visit the Schedule page to review the weekend schedule.

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5. Confirm Your Diploma Ceremony Location

Visit the Diploma Ceremonies page to review the schedule and confirm your ceremony location. Ceremony times and locations are subject to change, so check the schedule frequently.

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6. Find Your Robing and Processional Location

Before the main commencement ceremonies on Friday and Sunday, graduates will meet at specific locations across campus and process in groups to Gesling Stadium. Once they reach they stadium, they will process into reserved seating sections on the field.

Meeting locations are determined by a graduate's college or program.

Only graduates and ceremony participants should report to robing locations. Guests should proceed directly to the ceremonies.

Meeting Times

  • Friday: 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m.

Meeting Locations

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs
Sunday only
Baker Hall, first floor
Behind Dietrich College graduates

College of Engineering Carnegie Mellon Cafe
Resnik House

College of Fine Arts Great Hall
College of Fine Arts, first floor

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Baker Hall, first floor

Entertainment Technology Center
Friday only
5300 Corridor
Gates and Hillman Centers
Behind SCS graduates

Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
Friday only
School of Information Systems & Management
Main Entrance
Hamburg Hall

School of Public Policy & Management
Main Entrance
Hamburg Hall
Behind School of Information Systems & Management

Integrated Innovation Institute Carnegie Mellon Cafe
Resnik House
Behind Engineering graduates

Mellon College of Science Baker Hall, second floor

School of Computer Science 5200 Corridor
Gates & Hillman Centers

Science and Humanities Scholars
Sunday Only
Baker Hall, first floor
Behind BXA graduates

Silicon Valley Carnegie Mellon Cafe
Resnik House
Behind III graduates

Tepper School of Business Atrium, second floor
Tepper Building

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7. Review COVID-19 Safety Information

Tartan Testing is strongly recommended for all asymptomatic graduates who have not had a positive test within the last 90 days. Tartan Testing will be available:

  • May 9:  6 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • May 10-12: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Appointments for commencement week will become available starting Friday, May 6. Facial coverings are required when visiting Tartan Testing.

If you will not be on campus in time for a Tartan Test, we recommend that you test yourself before returning to campus.

For more information, visit CMU's COVID-19 webpage.

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Resources for Graduating Students

Commencement Merchandise

You can purchase items to help commemorate your graduation at the University Store.

Visit the University Store website and choose the Graduation tab for more information on ordering CMU personalized class rings, personalized announcements, gifts, diploma frames and more to celebrate your graduation.


Members of the class of 2022 will receive diplomas at their diploma ceremonies, which schools and colleges will host throughout the weekend. 

If you are unable to attend your diploma ceremony, we will mail you your diploma. You should enter your diploma delivery addresses in SIO under Academic Info > Graduation and Diploma. Because students often move shortly after graduation, we use this address instead of your permanent address.

To receive your diploma, you must verify your diploma information. 

Verify your diploma information  

If you have questions regarding diploma distribution, please contact Enrollment Services at

Career and Professional Development Center

The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) offers a variety of career services for students and alumni. In addition to the services described on the CPDC website, alumni can use all of the resources available to current students, including job postings in Handshake.

CMU Alumni Association

Congratulations to the Class of 2022, and welcome to the Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association!  Learn how to connect with other alumni and engage with the university through events and other alumni programming by joining the CMU Alumni Community.

Following your graduation, you will begin receiving information about upcoming events, alumni spotlights, campus news and more to help introduce you to the Alumni Association. To ensure that you receive these messages, please update your contact information. And as your city, job and contact information change over time, please keep your information current so that we can stay in touch!