Carnegie Mellon University

Commencement Weekend

May 18-19, 2019

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 18
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.

Contact: 
Erica Oman
eoman@cmu.edu
412-268-1345

Art

Saturday, May 18
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.

Contact:
Mark Cato
mdcato@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-2409

Biological Sciences

Saturday, May 18
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

Two 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.

Contact: 
Tara Primiero
primiero@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-3262
Ena Miceli
emiceli@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-3012

Biomedical Engineering

Sunday, May 19
Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House
Ceremony: 8:45 a.m.
McConomy Auditorium,
Cohon University Center

Contact:
Kristin Kropf
kgaluska@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-1728

Business Administration (Bachelor's)

Sunday, May 19
Reception: following the Gesling Stadium main 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 p.m.

Contact:
Catherine Smith
smithc@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-2874
Jennifer Wegner 
jwegner@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-8685

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

Sunday, May 19
Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
Reception: 9:15 a.m.
Alumni Concert Hall, College of Fine Arts

Contact:
Emily Syes
esyes@andrew.cmu.edu 
412-268-7690

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Saturday, May 18
Ceremony & reception: 12:30 p.m.
Room 130, Mellon Institute
 Download driving and walking directions.

Chemical Engineering

Saturday, May 18
Ceremony: Noon
Wiegand Gym, Cohon University Center
Reception: 1 p.m.
Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House

Graduates should report to the second floor of the Cohon University Center, at the top of the stairs nearest to Wiegand Gym, at 11:15 a.m.

Contact:
Cindy Vicker
cp32@andrew.cmu.edu 
412-268-1566

Chemistry

Sunday, May 19
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
Auditorium, Mellon Institute
4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Dinner: 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.

Contact:
Karen Stump
ks01@andrew.cmu.edu 
412-268-2340
Georgene Wittig
gwittig@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-2318
Valerie Bridge
vb0g@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-3150

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Sunday, May 19
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 General Motors Dining Room at 2 p.m.
Master's and Ph.D. graduates should report to the Connan Room, Cohon University Center, at 2 p.m.

Contact:
Andrea Francioni Rooney
francioni@cmu.edu 
412-268-9723 

Design

Saturday, May 18
Ceremony & Reception: 11:30 a.m.
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center

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

Contact:
Deborah Wilt
dwilt@andrew.cmu.edu 
412-268-6153

Drama

Sunday, May 19
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.

Contact:
Amy Nichols
nicholsa@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-1581

Economics

Sunday, May 19
Reception: following the Gesling Stadium main 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.

Contact:
Catherine Smith 
smithc@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-2874
Kathleen Conway
kconway@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-3121

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sunday, May 19
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.

Contact:
Leona Kass
lkass@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-2496
Kimmy Nguyen
myn@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-7138

Energy Science, Technology & Policy

Sunday, May 19
Ceremony & Reception: 8 a.m.
Marquis Conference Room,
Room 5201, Scott Hall

Five guests per student.

Contact:
Nora Siewiorek
norann@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-6072
Justin Puglisi
jpuglisi@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-2947

Engineering & Public Policy

Sunday, May 19
Ceremony & Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center

Guests are limited. Details will be sent directly to graduates.

Contact:
Debbie Scappatura 
ds73@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-2432

Engineering & Technology Innovation Management

Sunday, May 19
Ceremony & Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center

Guests are limited. Details will be sent directly to graduates.

Contact:
Debbie Scappatura 
ds73@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-2432

English

Saturday, May 18
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium,
Cohon University Center
Reception: following ceremony
Schatz Dining Room, Cohon University 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.

Contact:
Laura Donaldson (undergraduates)
ldonalds@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-3089
Jen Lounghran (graduates)
jackson1@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9221

Entertainment Technology Center

Sunday, May 19
Reception, followed by dinner: 4 p.m.
Ceremony: following dinner
UPMC Lounge, Heinz Field
100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(off campus)

Download driving directions.

Contact: 
Janice Metz
jmetz@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-6035

Heinz College

Saturday, May 18
Ceremony: 11 a.m.
Reception: 1 p.m.
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.

Contact:
Sandy Harris
sh4d@andrew.cmu.edu 
412-268-5148

History

Sunday, May 19
Reception: 8 a.m.
Lower Level Lounge, Baker Hall
Ceremony: 8:45 a.m.
Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall

Graduates should report to the Lower Level Lounge in Baker Hall at 8:40 a.m.

Contact:
Lisa Everett
ls2y@andrew.cmu.edu 
412-268-6854
Amy Wells
ah18@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-2882

Information Networking Institute

Sunday, May 19
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.

Contact:
Jessica Becker 
jbecker23@cmu.edu
412-268-7691

Information Systems (Dietrich College)

Saturday, May 18
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.

Contact:
Susan Miller
smmiller@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-3259

Institute for Politics & Strategy

Saturday, May 18
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.

Contact:
Emily Half
ehalf@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-7082

Integrated Innovation Institute

Friday, May 17
Ceremony: 4 p.m.
Studio Theater, Cohon University Center
Reception: following ceremony
Schatz Dining Room, Cohon University Center

Four guests per student.

Graduates should report to the stairs in Lee Lobby in the Cohon University Center at 3:45 p.m. 

Software Management.

Contact:
Amanda Mitchell
ajmitche@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-6800

Materials Science & Engineering

Sunday, May 19
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.

Contact:
Suzanne B. Smith
sb3n@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-5936

Mathematical Sciences

Sunday, May 19
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.

Contact:
Stella Andreoletti
sd2e@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-2545

Mechanical Engineering

Saturday, May 18
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.

Contact:
412-268-2500

Modern Languages

Sunday, May 19
Ceremony: 8 a.m.
Studio Theater, Cohon University Center
Reception: 9 a.m.
Schatz Dining Room, Cohon University Center

Contact:
Sue Connelly
sc7k@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-5669

Music

Sunday, May 19
Ceremony: 1 p.m.
Great Hall, College of Fine Arts
Reception: following ceremony
Alumni Concert Hall, College of Fine Arts

Graduates should report to Room 108 in the College of Fine Arts at 9:45 a.m.

Contact:
Sharon Johnston
slj@cmu.edu
412-268-2385
Sharon Guberman
skg3@cmu.edu
412-268-2384

Philosophy

Sunday, May 19
Reception: 8 a.m.
Ceremony: 9 a.m.
Gregg Hall/Room 100, Porter Hall

Contact:
Jan Mary Puhl
jp10@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-8569
Mary Grace Joseph
mjoseph@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-8568

Physics

Sunday, May 19
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
2315 Doherty Hall

Contact:
Heather Corcoran
hc2@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-2849

Psychology

Sunday, May 19
Reception: 1:30 p.m.
Ceremony: 2:30 p.m.
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center

Contact:
Emilie O'Leary
emilier@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-3153

School of Computer Science (Bachelor's & Doctor's)

Sunday, May 19
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.)

Contact:
Catherine Copetas
copetas@cs.cmu.edu
412-268-8525

School of Computer Science (Master's)

Sunday, May 19
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.)

Contact:
Catherine Copetas
copetas@cs.cmu.edu
412-268-8525

Social & Decision Sciences

Saturday, May 18
Ceremony: 11 a.m.
McConomy Auditorium,
Cohon University Center
Reception: following ceremony
Schatz Dining Room, Cohon University Center

Eight guests per student.

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

Contact:
Connie Angermeier
cla2@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-3251

Software Management

Sunday, August 11 
The diploma ceremony will take place at a site near the Silicon Valley campus. Details will be sent directly to graduates.

Statistics & Data Science

Saturday, May 18
Reception: 7:30 p.m.
Ceremony: 8:30 p.m. 
Wiegand Gym, Cohon University Center

Graduates should line up in the hallway beside McConomy Auditorium in the Cohon University Center at 8:10 p.m.

Contact:
Samantha Nielsen
samanthn@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-8463

Tepper School of Business (Master's & Doctor's)

Saturday, May 18
Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Reception: following ceremony
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Download driving and walking directions.

Contact:
Joyce Schoderbek
jmaszle@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-7020