Congratulations to Our Graduates!

Main Commencement Ceremony,  May 6, 2023 at 11 a.m. (Doors open at 9:15 a.m.)

In addition to our May 2023 graduates, we are proud of all our students participating in the ceremony, including the cohorts from December 2022 and August 2023. The main ceremony will include remarks from the president, keynote speaker, conferring of Honorary Degrees, and student degrees. 

It will take place at Soldier & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum (4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa 15213).

Mass Honoring Our Graduates 

Sunday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
Gailliot Center

Interfaith Baccalaureate and Time of Reflection 

Friday, May 5 at 1 p.m.
Gailliot Center 

Honors Convocation

Friday, May 5 at 3 p.m.
Rosemary Heyl Theatre, Antonian Hall 

Nursing Graduates Pinning Ceremony

Friday, May 5 at 6 p.m.
Rosemary Heyl Theatre, Antonian Hall 

Planning Information for Families and Guests

We are happy to provide reserved seating for guests who have disabilities or need special assistance. Please fill out the Guest Accommodation Form to request a reservation.

Parking Information

  • Complementary parking, courtesy of UPMC, is available in the lot at the corner of O’Hara Street and Bigelow Blvd. This lot will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Paid parking is available in the University of Pittsburgh parking garage located under the lawn in front of Soldiers & Sailors. Entrance is on Bigelow Blvd.
  • Guests who need assistance can be dropped off in the Soldiers & Sailors side lot on University Avenue, but the vehicle must be moved right away.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker and Special Honoree

We’re excited to announce that Leslie C. Davis, CEO and president of UPMC, will be our 2023 Carlow Commencement Keynote Speaker. Ms. Davis will also be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in recognition of her leadership in healthcare education, innovation, and patient care. 

Ms. Davis has more than 30 years of health care experience. Most recently, she was executive vice president, UPMC, president of the Health Services Division, and served as president of UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Chief Glenna J. Wallace will also be joining our celebration as an honorary degree recipient. She is the first female chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, one of three federally recognized Shawnee tribes. She will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in recognition of her commitment to education, historical preservation, rebirth of cultural awareness, and economic security. For nearly 40 years, Chief Wallace served in numerous roles at Crowder College, Neosho, Mo., including as interim academic dean. Her leadership of the Eastern Shawnee tribe’s uphill battle to rediscover their culture resonates with Carlow’s deep commitment to diversity and respect for all cultures.


As each student processes across the stage, a photo will be taken. Following the ceremony, backdrops will be set up for you to capture this special day. Photos captured by our photographer will be available for purchase.

No photography tripods or balloons are permitted at Commencement.

Be sure to add #CarlowCommencement2023 to all your posts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. And don’t forget to get your photo with Shammy!

▸ Download your special Commencement Celebration Graphics

Hotel Accommodations

Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh 
+1 (412) 621-5600  
3341 Forbes Avenue 

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University Medical Center 
+1 (412) 681-1000 
Hampton by Hilton Hotel Rooms and Reservations 
3315 Hamlet Street 

We’re devoted to our students after Graduation

You become a Carlow alum the day you graduate. We invite you to stay connected to Carlow and your fellow alumni. You have the opportunity to build relationships with creators, difference-makers and movers who graduated from Carlow.

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