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Graduation Information

2019 Commencement

Graduate Ceremony - Master’s, Professional Doctoral,
and Doctoral degree candidates

Location: John M.  and Gertrude E. Peterson Events Center, Oakland

Date: Thursday, April 25

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Ceremony- Bachelor’s degree candidates

Location: John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Events Center, Oakland

Date: Sunday, April 28

Time: 1:00 p.m.

University of Pittsburgh Commencement


Graduation Central

The Pitt Alumni Association, in cooperation with the Office of Special Events and the University Store on Fifth, will host ”Graduation Central” in the Connolly Ballroom of Alumni Hall. At this time, students will:

  • Receive instructions for the ceremony
  • Purchase their caps and gowns

Students also will be able to purchase graduation announcements, class rings, and diploma frames. If you are participating in commencement, it is vital that you attend Graduation Central.

Location: Connolly Ballroom of Alumni Hall

Date: Tuesday, April 9th & Wednesday, April 10th

Time: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Graduation Central


Bring a completed Regalia Form with you to Graduation Central.
A complete and accurate form will ensure that your size and
colors are correct as well as speed the process of your purchase.

2019 Regalia Information Form (PDF)

How To Wear Your Regalia

Bachelors | Masters | Doctoral

Bachelor Complete - $55.00 (plus tax)
Master Complete - $59.00 (plus tax)
Doctor Complete - $72.00 (plus tax)

Payment must be made at the time of purchase by cash, check, Panther Funds, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. Make checks payable to University of Pittsburgh.

Purchase Announcement

Personalized Announcements

These custom printed announcements must be ordered 8 weeks in advance to ensure enough time to receive and mail announcements before graduation. Announcements may be ordered online by clicking here.

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