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!

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!