Carnegie Mellon University

Commencement Schedule

We are proud to celebrate our newest graduates during this year’s commencement exercises!

Main Commencement Ceremony

  • Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree candidates and their guests are invited to join the main commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 14, for the conferral of all degrees.
  • The main ceremony will include remarks from the president, keynote speaker, student speaker and academic deans, in addition to recognition of the honorary degree recipients.
  • There is no limit on number of guests who can attend the main commencement ceremony and tickets are not needed.
  • The ceremony will take place on CMU’s campus and will be approximately 1.5 hours long.

Diploma Ceremonies

  • In addition to the main commencement ceremony, each college/school/department will host a diploma ceremony to recognize all graduating students. Diploma ceremonies will be held over the course of the weekend (Friday, May 12–Sunday, May 14).
  • Diploma ceremonies will include the presentation of diplomas to graduates, hooding of doctoral candidates and remarks from their college/school/department leadership. Each ceremony is organized and customized by their college/school/department.
  • Diploma ceremonies will take place both on and off campus. Locations and times for diploma ceremonies will be provided soon.
  • Diploma ceremonies typically include a reception and the length of time for each ceremony varies based on the number of graduates.

More details on the weekend schedule, including a diploma ceremony schedule, will be provided in the coming weeks. 

Thursday, May 11

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony
Ceremony: 2-3 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center

Reception: 3-4 p.m.
Connan Room, Cohon University Center

Contact:
Joanne Ursenbach
joanneu@andrew.cmu.edu 

412-268-2830

Friday, May 12

Diploma Ceremonies
Various
times
More details to come

Senior Leadership Recognition Ceremony
4–5:30 p.m.
Undergraduate students and their guests only

 


Saturday, May 13

Diploma Ceremonies
Various
times
More details to come

President’s Doctoral Candidate Reception
Mid-day

Sunday, May 14

Robing and procession for graduates
9–10 a.m.

Commencement Ceremony
10–11:30 a.m.
Gesling Stadium, CMU’s campus

Diploma Ceremonies
Various times
More details to come