If this is your last semester, you need to submit an application to graduate to the Student Hub by February 13, 2015. Download, complete, and turn in the Application for Graduation [PDF] to the Student Hub. The Registrar's office will then send you an official letter informing you that you're on the graduation list.
Prepare for Commencement Day! Once you have received your letter announcing you're on the graduation list you're almost there....it's the home stretch. You've got three easy steps to do to get ready for the big day. Go!
If you plan to attend the ceremony, RSVP your intention to participate by filling out the online form (note: this is different than your Application for Graduation). You will indicate that you are attending and request tickets for your guests, as well as tell us how you would like to hear your name read on stage (and provide us with pronunciation tips). Graduates who RSVP after the deadline are guaranteed only two (2) tickets for the ceremony.
Caps and gowns may be purchased at the bookstore. The bookstore will sell caps and gowns at the Grad Fair on April 22-23 from 12-2pm and 4-6pm. After the Grad Fair, they can be purchased until the week of graduation. Call the bookstore at 412.578.6164 for hours and information about caps and gowns.
Undergraduates who are to graduate with Honors will be mailed a letter indicating which honors designation they earned (cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude). Honors cords can be picked up from the bookstore or at the Grad Fair. They will also be available at the check-in table the day of Commencement. Your name must be on the honors list in order to obtain an honors cord. There is no charge for the honors cord.
Honors are for undergraduates only. Please read Honors and Awards for Graduating Seniors section in the undergraduate catalog for information on the requirements. If you did not receive a letter by April 10, 2015, and you feel you have earned honors, please contact the Commencement information line at 412.578.8821 or email@example.com.
All guests (including small children) attending Commencement must present a ticket upon entering the auditorium. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Graduates may have up to 10 guests. Graduates who RSVP after the deadline are only guaranteed two (2) tickets. The deadline to RSVP is late April. Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves. Your tickets will be available for pick up at the Grad Fair on April 22 and 23. After the Grad Fair, they will be mailed to the address you provided on your RSVP form.