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Class of 2022

The University of Pittsburgh will host an in-person University-wide commencement ceremony for all undergraduate student candidates on Sunday, May 1, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center. Those who have attained a bachelor’s degree during the academic terms of August 2021 and December 2021, and those who are candidates for a bachelor’s degree in April 2022, will receive an official invitation to their PITT email address the first week in March. The deadline to RSVP for the ceremony is Friday, April 15.

Graduate and professional student candidates of the Class of 2022 will be invited to celebrate their achievements at their school or college events. An up-to-date list of events can be found here.

For inquiries about eligibility, please contact your Dean’s Office.

Class of 2020 Ceremony

All undergraduate and graduate school members of the Class of 2020 (August 2019, December 2019, and April 2020) are invited to celebrate their achievements at an in-person University-wide commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center.

Event details are forthcoming. An official invitation will be emailed to Class of 2020 members via their Pitt email addresses in early February. If you are unable to access your Pitt email, please update your information using the Office of Special Events contact form.

The deadline to RSVP for the ceremony is Friday, March 25.

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How to Wear Your Pitt Regalia

Recycling Your Pitt Regalia

Bachelor’s and master’s regalia from the University Store are made from recycled PET and can be recycled after graduation through a special regalia recycling program at Pitt. The University of Pittsburgh’s regalia is provided by Oak Hall, which manufactures caps and gowns made of 100% post-consumer recycled PET (the most common plastic material used in products like plastic bottles, food containers, and clothing fiber). Using recycled PET reduces manufacturing emissions by 55% and uses 50% fewer petroleum products that traditional polyester.

If you decide you don’t want to keep your cap and gown, recycle your regalia after graduation at any of the University Stores, April 30 through May 31 – just look for the regalia recycling collection bins. Caps and gowns collected through the program are recycled into rugs and animal bedding.

Order Custom Regalia

Pitt Doctorial Regalia is unique to the University, following a grand tradition of universities choosing designs and colors to make their doctorial regalia uniquely their own. Our custom Pitt Doctoral Regalia is specially made for you, and we use high-quality fabric with a design hand-selected by the University’s leadership. Available for all Doctoral graduates and alumni, these custom robes will help you represent your alma mater for years to come! 

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Pitt Custom Regalia
Custom Academic Gown

Our custom regalia gown is made of venture material in dark blue. It is highly stain and wrinkle-resistant material and features navy velvet panels and chevrons, outlined in Pitt gold cording.

  • Minimal pleating
  • Detailed, ornate stitching
  • No right side slit or inner sleeve
Custom Academic Hood

Academic hoods are designed to represent your scholastic degree, discipline and Alma Mater. Pitt hoods are made of navy venture material, while the color of the exterior velvet denotes degree.

  • Venture exterior
  • High-quality satin lining
  • Plush-velvet degree color
Custom Academic Tam

The traditional velvet tams are carefully tailored to complete your Oak Hall gown. Tams feature:

  • Navy Velvet
  • Six-Corner
  • Attached, Two-Button, Silky Tassel

Pitt Class Rings and Diploma Frames

The official University of Pittsburgh class ring symbolically commemorates the unique lifelong connection alumni have to Pitt. Students who purchase a class ring are making an investment that will last a lifetime. This ring is a tangible connection to your alma mater: a reminder of what it means to be a Panther that you will carry with you on every step of your life’s journey. Shop for your ring today!

Show off your accomplishments with a diploma frame! We offer a variety of styles to choose from. Shop now!

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Purchase 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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