Carnegie Mellon University


Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We can't wait to celebrate with you during Commencement, May 10 – 12, 2024.

The following groups are eligible to participate in commencement exercises:

  • Bachelor’s degree students who completed their degree in August 2023, December 2023 and expected May and August 2024 graduates.
  • Master’s degree students who completed their degree in August 2023, December 2023 and expected May and August 2024 graduates.
  • Doctoral degree students who have defended their dissertation and completed all degree requirements in August 2023, December 2023 and expected May 2024 graduates.

As you plan for commencement weekend, refer to this page for information about deadlines, cap and gown, robing, processional and more. We will update the site with new information frequently so check back often!

Planning Information for Class of 2024

Before commencement weekend, review our planning checklist:

  1. Download the app
  2. Review the schedule
  3. Confirm your Diploma Ceremony location
  4. Find your Robing and Processional location

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.

2. Review the Schedule

Visit the Schedule page to review the weekend schedule.

3. Confirm Your Diploma Ceremony Location

Visit the Diploma Ceremonies page to review the schedule and confirm your ceremony location.

4. Find Your Robing and Processional Location

Before the main commencement ceremony, 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 Gesling Stadium for the ceremony.

Meeting Time: arrive by 9 a.m.

Meeting Locations

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

Mezzanine, CFA
Behind CFA Master’s and Doctor’s Candidates

College of Engineering Carnegie Mellon Cafe
Resnik House

College of Fine Arts Bachelor's - Main lobby, CFA
Master's and Doctor's Candidates - Mezzanine, CFA

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Bachelor's - Baker Hall, first floor
Master's and Doctor's Candidates - Porter Hall, first floor

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

Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

School of Information Systems & Management
Main Entrance
Hamburg Hall

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

Mellon College of Science Bachelor's - Baker Hall, second floor
Master's and Doctor's Candidates - Porter Hall, second floor

School of Computer Science

Bachelor's - 5200 Corridor, Gates & Hillman Centers
Master's and Doctor's Candidates - 5300 Corridor, Gates & Hillman Centers

Science and Humanities Scholars

Baker Hall, first floor
Behind Dietrich graduates

Tepper School of Business Atrium, second floor
Tepper Building

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Resources for Graduating Students


Graduating students will receive diplomas at their diploma ceremonies, which colleges/schools/departments will host throughout the weekend. We will share a final schedule in the coming weeks.  

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.

If you are eligible to receive honors cords and medallions, you will receive them either prior to commencement or at your diploma ceremony. We will share more details in the spring.   

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

Cap & Gown

If you plan to attend the main commencement ceremony or your diploma ceremony, you should plan to purchase a cap and gown.

To purchase cap, gown and in-stock diploma frames, be sure to stop by Rangos Ballroom on March 13-14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Check out graduation swag, class rings and announcements, and enter to win door prizes.

If you are unable to attend, you can purchase your regalia at the University Store or order online by April 12 to have it shipped to you in time. Regalia fees can be found here.

Diploma Frames, Class Rings and other Graduation 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.

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 graduating students 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, available resources, 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!

Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE)

SLICE and the Alumni Association partner throughout the year to help to shape the final academic year before a student’s graduation, celebrate the achievement of becoming a senior and a CMU graduate, and get students excited about becoming alumni. Learn more about the upcoming schedule of events, senior portraits and more on the SLICE page.