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SHRS Graduation Ceremonies

SHRS hosts a graduation ceremonies in April yearly. Students will receive an email invitation and RSVP link to these ceremonies, approximately two months prior to the event.

April 2024 - SHRS Graduation Ceremonies - Saturday, April 27, 2024 

Invitations were emailed to students on February 22.  Students will need to RSVP using the link in the email Invitation to RSVP if the are or are not attending by March 22.

Venue: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

View the livestream of the ceremonies on our SHRS Facebook Page or on the indvidual links below.

  • Names of students present and not present at the ceremony will be announced.

Morning Ceremony

Livestream Link   

Morning Ceremony Program 

Afternoon Ceremony

Livestream Link:

Afternoon Ceremony Program 


Graduation Central

Graduation Central  is where you can pick up your regalia and Undergraduate Honor cords and much more!  

University Store on Fifth - Tuesday, April 9th (9am - 7 pm) & Wed. April 10th (9 am - 6 pm) 

Click here for information on Ordering your 2024 Regalia and Additional Information - Pre-order by April 3


Morning Ceremony - This ceremony will include students from the Undergraduate Emergency Medicine and the Rehabilitation Science Program and these Graduate Departments: OT, PT, PAS, RT, P&O, Counseling, and the Rehab Science PHD's within these departments.

Click here for Additional Graduation Information for the morning ceremony -  which provides information on guests, photographer, venue, directions, parking, and accessibility.

  • Doors open at: 8:30 am
  • Students to arrive by: 9:00 am
  • Ceremony to begin:  9:30 am – Approx. 11:30 am

Keynote Speaker: Pat Croce


Afternoon Ceremony – This ceremony will include students from the Undergraduate and Graduate students (including PHD's) from these Departments: Communication Science and Disorders, Health Informatics, and Sports Medicine and Nutrition.

Click here for Additional Graduation Information for the afternoon ceremony -  which provides information on guests, photographer, venue, directions, parking, and accessibility.

  • Doors open: 1:00 pm
  • Students to arrive by: 1:30 pm
  • Ceremony to begin: 2:00 pm to approx. 4:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Gregory Meloy, MD and  Dr. Anantha Shekhar, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences.


Undergraduate University Commencement - 1:00 PM

The University will hold a Pittsburgh Campus Commencement for the Undergraduate Students Only on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at the Peterson Event Center.

More information can be found here.

All eligible candidates, who have graduated or are graduating between January 2024 - April 2024, should have received an invitation in their Pitt email for the university-wide ceremony from the Office of Special Events ( 

The deadline to RSVP for the Univeristy wide Commencement will be April 10 at 6 pm.


​International students & families attending a Pitt ceremony

OIS Fact Sheet about inviting friends/relatives to the U.S.:

If you have any additional questions, you can contact OIS:   

Office of International Services
Phone: +1-412-624-7120


Friends & Family attending SHRS Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations from The Commencment Group! Please take a look at our selection in the link below! All online orders will be available for pickup on site the day of the graduation. To retrieve your order, please stop by our booth located conveniently at the entrance to the graduation before the ceremony begins.


**** Please Note:  SHRS will NOT hold a December ceremony moving forward.  SHRS Graduates (Undergrad & Graduate) will be invited to the University Commencment in December, normally held on the Sunday after finals (Dec. 22, 2024).  Any questions can be directed to Kellie Beach at or your Program Directors or Advsiors.


December 2023 - SHRS Fall Graduation Ceremony

Ceremony Program

Click on this link to view the livestream of the ceremony:

Photos taken at SHRS Ceremony 

At our ceremony on Saturday, December 16th, we arranged for GradImages® Photography to take several photos of each of you as you receive your diploma. SHRS will provide Grad Images with your name and Pitt email so that they may contact you after the ceremony to view and purchase photo products and gifts. If you DO NOT want your name and email shared with GradImages® please click on this link to opt out by Dec. 6th at 4:00 pm.

If you pre-register, you will receive a coupon for 20% of your entire order. Visit for details.

If have any questions or concerns regarding your photos, please get in touch with their Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576, online at, or email