Carnegie Mellon University

Commencement

May 13-15, 2022

Commencement Schedule

We were proud to celebrate your remarkable achievements and mark the occasion of your graduation from CMU during this year's commencement exercises. Below you will find a complete weekend schedule of this year's university-wide commencement ceremonies.

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Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 13

Various times
Diploma Ceremonies
View the diploma ceremony schedule

Noon-6 p.m.
Commencement Welcome Area Open
Wean Commons, First Floor, Cohon University Center

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cap and Gown Distribution 
The University Store, Lower Level, Cohon University Center

1 p.m.
Gesling Stadium Opens

2 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Initiation Ceremony
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center
Invitation only.

2 p.m. 
Robing and Procession for Master's and Doctoral Graduates
Various locations across campus

2:15 p.m.
Procession of Master's and Doctor's Graduates
ALL GUESTS SHOULD BE SEATED BY THIS TIME!

3-4:30 p.m.
Main Commencement Ceremony for Master's and Doctoral Graduates
Gesling Stadium
Simulcast locations in the Cohon University Center: Kirr Commons, McConomy Auditorium, Studio Theater and Au Bon Pain

4:30 p.m.
Senior Leadership Recognition Ceremony
Wiegand Gym, Cohon University Center
Invitation only.

Saturday, May 14

Various times
Diploma Ceremonies
View the diploma ceremony schedule

9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Commencement Welcome Area Open
Wean Commons, First Floor, Cohon University Center

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cap and Gown Distribution & Return
Distribution: graduates and faculty
Return: faculty only
The University Store, Lower Level, Cohon University Center

Noon-2 p.m.
Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion Commencement Ceremony
PNC Rooms & Atrium, Tepper School of Business

2-4 p.m.
Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) Undergraduate Commencement Presentation
Perlis Auditorium, Newell Simon Hall
HCII graduates and guests only.
RSVP to bit.ly/hciigrad22

3 p.m.
Naval ROTC Ceremony & Reception
Mellon Institute Auditorium & Fourth Floor Lobby


Due to the severe weather forecast for Saturday, May 14, afternoon, the Doctor’s Hooding Ceremony originally scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m. in Gesling Stadium has been canceled.

Doctoral graduates will be hooded at their respective college, school or department diploma ceremonies.

Sunday, May 15

Various times
Diploma Ceremonies
View the diploma ceremony schedule

9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Commencement Welcome Area Open
Wean Commons, First Floor, Cohon University Center

9 a.m.
Gesling Stadium Opens

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cap and Gown Distribution & Return
Distribution: graduates and faculty
Return: faculty only
The University Store, Lower Level, Cohon University Center

10 a.m.
Robing for Bachelor's Commencement Ceremony
Various locations across campus

10:15 a.m.
Procession of Bachelor's Graduates
ALL GUESTS SHOULD BE SEATED BY THIS TIME!

11 a.m.
Main Commencement Ceremony for Bachelor's Graduates
Gesling Stadium
Simulcast locations in the Cohon University Center: Kirr Commons, McConomy Auditorium, Studio Theater and Au Bon Pain