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Grad Central & Graduation Information

Congratulations Class of 2024!
We are excited to celebrate you and all of your accomplishments!

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Graduation Central

The University Store on Fifth, in partnership with the Office of Special Events, will host Graduation Central at the University Store on Fifth.

At this Grad Central, students will:
  • Receive information about the ceremony
  • Purchase caps and gowns
  • Enter to win exciting prizes

  • Students also will be able to purchase graduation announcements, class rings, diploma frames, and additional alumni gear.

    Location: University Store on Fifth, Oakland

    Tuesday, April 9 Wednesday, April 10
    9 a.m. - 7 p.m.    9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    If you are participating in commencement, Graduation Central is the key event to kick-off the season!

    Purchase Regalia

    Keepsake Regalia will be available to pre-order online until 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2024.
    Regalia will be available to purchase in-store during Graduation Central on April 9 & 10.
    Starting April 11, Regalia will be available to purchase in-store and online until the day of your ceremony.

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    How to Wear Your Pitt Regalia

    Commencement Ceremonies

    The university-wide Winter Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at the Petersen Events Center.

    Location: Petersen Events Center, Oakland
    Date: April 28, 2024
    Time: 1 p.m. EST

    Please visit University of Pittsburgh Commencement page for more information.

    Pitt Custom Regalia

    Please visit our Custom Regalia page for more information about special orders and doctoral 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.

    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.
    Learn more about the Official Class Ring Ceremony.

    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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