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Find the SHRS Recognition Day and University Commencement information below (click here for information on applying for graduation).

If you have any questions regarding graduation please contact Director of Student Services/Registrar Kellie Beach at kbeach@pitt.edu

December 2019 - SHRS Fall Recognition Ceremony - December 15, 2018 (website updated as of October 10, 2018)

Ceremony will be held in Alumni Hall on the 7th floor in the Auditorium, followed by a reception in the 1st floor Ballroom on Saturday, December 15th.  

Alumni Hall
4227 Fifth Avenue, Fifth and Lytton Avenues
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Event Details:

9:30 a.m. - Doors open (Students & faculty will line-up at 10:00 a.m. for procession.)
10:30 a.m. – Ceremony begins, 7th Floor Auditorium
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Dessert Reception, 1st Floor Ballroom

  • This ceremony is for August graduates that did not attend Recognition Day in April 2018, and December 2018 graduates.

Keynote Speaker: Katie Kugler, PA-C, M.Ed., President, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

LIVESTREAMING ON FACEBOOK:

We will livestream the event on our SHRS Facebook page. Click here to access this page. Please share the link with your family and friends!

April 2019 - SHRS Recognition Day - Saturday, April 27, 2019 (website updated as of July 10, 2018)

SHRS will hold its own graduation (Recognition) ceremonies (undergraduate & graduate) on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Soldiers & Sailors, followed by a dessert reception after each ceremony in the Cathedral Commons. These ceremonies are for students that graduated in April 2019, June 2019 & August 2019 (August graduates also have the option of attending in December 2019).

More information will be posted as it becomes available.  Please check back during the year!

LIVESTREAMING ON FACEBOOK:

We will livestream the event on our SHRS Facebook page. Click here to access this page. Please share the link with your family and friends!

TENTATIVE - CEREMONY DETAILS:

Graduate Ceremony: Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. 

Students must be in the line-up area by 9:15 a.m. 

The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end around 10:45 a.m. 

A reception will follow at the Cathedral Commons until noon.

Keynote Speaker: TBD

Undergraduate Ceremony:

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. 

Students must be in the line-up area by 1:15 p.m. 

The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. and end around 2:45 p.m

A reception will follow at the Cathedral Commons until 4 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: TBD

PARKING:
Paid parking is available on the street or in the parking garage located under Soldiers & Sailors. Click here for more information.

SEATING AND ACCESSIBILITY:

Seats are on a first-come first-serve basis. Seats on the first floor are accessible for guests that cannot go up to the balcony seats. If you have any guests with physical disabilities, you may enter the hall via the ramp and the accessible entrance is located on the University Place side of the building (left side looking from Fifth Avenue). An Accessible Drop Off Area is also located on the University Place side of the building via the employee parking lot. Guests may be dropped off here but NO parking will be permitted in the employee parking lot. We will have staff there to assist.

Accessible bathrooms are located on the 3rd floor by taking the elevator.


April 2019 - University of Pittsburgh Commencement Convocation

The University will hold its own commencement convocation for the entire University of Pittsburgh campus at the Petersen Event Center. 

There will be a ceremony for graduate and professional students and one for undergraduate students that graduated in August & December 2018 and April & June 2019.

  • The annual Graduate Commencement Convocation will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 (Exact time TBD)
  • The annual Undergraduate Commencement Convocation will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 (Exact time TBD)

No tickets are required and guests are unlimited.

Please visit the University Commencement page for more information on hotels, lodging, photo spots and more.- This link may not be updated until January 2019 by the Office of Special Events.


International Students

Please click on this link for information on "Inviting Friends or Relatives to the U.S." Or contact OIS for more information at 412-624-7120 or OIS@pitt.edu.