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Note: April SHRS Recognition Day ceremonies are cancelled. A decision has not yet been made as to whether or not they will be rescheduled at a later date. In-person University commencement ceremonies have been postponed, but Pitt will offer a virtual celebration honoring the achievements of the Class of 2020.

SHRS Virtual Recognition Day Message

To celebrate the Class of 2020, you are invited to view a special SHRS Virtual Recognition Day Message: 

Saturday, April 25, 2020
10 - 10:15 a.m. EST

Pre-ordered Regalia Refunds - Posted 3/23/2020

If you pre-ordered Regalia you should have received an email with the information below from Oak Hill Cap and Gown.

Over the next two weeks, all pre-orders placed with Oak Hall Cap and Gown will be refunded to the payment type on file. If you have any questions regarding the status of your refund, please contact Oak Hall Cap and Gown’s customer service team at or 800-456-7623.

If you would like to place a new order in preparation for future commencement participation or to take recognition photos at home, please visit Pitt’s academic regalia website at Here, you can make arrangements to ship your order to your home or pick it up at The University Store on Fifth on campus once the store reopens. Once purchased, caps and gowns are yours to keep and do not need to be returned.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. While we are apart currently, we are together as one. We wish you all the best, Class of 2020!


Oak Hall Cap and Gown and The University Store on Fifth

Applying for Graduation

Click here for information on applying for graduation.

International Students

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

PENDING, DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS- December 2020 - Fall Recognition Day

New Venue!!  We will hold our Fall Recognition Day at the Sheraton Station Square on Saturday, December 12th at 9:30 am

Tickets will be required - 6 per student. 

The hotel will be decorated for the holiday season and offer families a great place to stay and visit.  This year we will NOT be holding a reception after, due to limited space.  However, the lobby will be open for students and guests to take pictures with the Pittsburgh skyline. 

More information and email Invitations will be sent out students in September.

August & December 2020 graduating students will be invited to the University Commencement in April 2021.


If you have any questions regarding graduation or Recognition day, please contact the Student Services Coordinator, Jordan Ulrich at or the Director of Student Services/Registrar, Kellie Beach at