Carnegie Mellon University

Center Commencement Ceremonies

Each year, the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion hosts three ceremonies to celebrate our graduating undergraduate and graduate students. We welcome the Carnegie Mellon community, families, and supporters to join us for our Lavender Graduation, First Generation Graduation Recognition Ceremony, and the Center Commencement Ceremony.

2024 Schedule of Events

Graduates from the class of 2024 are invited to join us to be celebrated at each of these ceremonies. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join us and register at the links below. Graduating students may include family, friends, and supporters in their registrations. All events will be offered in person only and we request you please RSVP. 

As always, please email the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion at with any questions.

Lavender Graduation Reception

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Purnell Center for the Arts
Reception at 4:30 PM

We invite you to attend this year’s Lavender Graduation in celebration of graduating LGBTQIA+ students.


First Generation Graduation Recognition Cerenomy

Thursday, May 9, 2024 
College of Fine Arts
Reception in Alumni Concert Hall at 5:00 PM
Ceremony in Kresge Theatre at 5:30 PM

Join us for the First Gen Graduation Recognition Ceremony as we celebrate the accomplishments and milestones of our first generation graduating students. 


Center Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Simmons Auditorium, Tepper Quad
Reception begins at 12:30 PM, program from 1:00 - 2:15 PM

This Commencement Ceremony honors all graduating students who have connected with the Center and/or are community ambassadors of the equity, diversity, inclusion, and belongingness work central to the Center's mission.