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May 2014 Graduation at Duquesne University

Commencement Spring 2014 Program

Graduation is a very special time when family, friends, faculty and students gather to celebrate the significant achievements of our graduates. The University will honor graduating students with a University-wide Commencement Ceremony to be held:

Friday, May 9
5 p.m.
A.J. Palumbo Center
Live Webcasts: Baccalaureate Mass | Commencement 

Please refer to the bottom portion of this page for a full list of May 2014 Commencement events. 

Read more about the 2014 Commencement speaker Mr. Ed Fritzky, Retired Chairman, President and CEO, Immunex Corp.

Regalia

Graduates must wear appropriate caps and gowns at commencement, available through the University Bookstore. Please visit the Regalia page or call the University Bookstore at 412.434.6626 regarding any regalia questions. If you prefer, you may email the University Bookstore at bksduquesne@bncollege.com

    We ask that all students planning to attend, please RSVP below:

     

    Diplomas are not automatically mailed to graduates.  You must visit the diploma distribution tab below to provide a mailing address or to indicate that your preference is to pick your diploma up in the Office of the University Registrar. Diplomas are not released during the diploma ceremonies; the release dates are as follows: 

    •  June 9, 2014.   Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    •  June 23, 2014  Pharmacy School Students   
    Events

    No tickets are required to attend the University Commencement or the Diploma Ceremonies, but students must RSVP online for all events by using the RSVP tab on this page.  Please note: Diplomas are not distrubuted during the Diploma Ceremonies.  Please refer to the Diploma Distribution tab for further information. 

    University Commencement

    Friday, May 9, 2014
    Location
    3 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass A.J. Palumbo Center
    Live Webcast
    5 p.m. Commencement Ceremony A.J. Palumbo Center
    Live Webcast
    Reception immediately following Academic Walk
    Rainsite: Union Ballroom

    Diploma Ceremonies

    Saturday, May 10, 2014
    Location
    9 a.m. McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
    Reception following at the Mellon Patio
    A.J. Palumbo Center
    9 a.m. Mary Pappert School of Music
    Reception following at the Power Center
    Union Ballroom
    12 p.m. Palumbo School of Business Administration / Donahue Graduate School of Business
    Reception following at the Mellon Patio
    A.J. Palumbo Center
    12 p.m. School of Nursing
    Reception following at the Power Center
    Union Ballroom
    3 p.m. School of Education
    Reception following at the Africa Room
    A.J. Palumbo Center
    3 p.m. Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
    Reception following at the Power Center
    Union Ballroom
    6 p.m. Rangos School of Health Sciences
    Reception following at the Palumbo Center
    A.J. Palumbo Center

    School of Pharmacy

    Saturday, May 24, 2014
    Location
    8 a.m.

    Baccalaureate Mass
    Continental Breakfast following at the Power Center

    Chapel
    10:30 a.m.

    Pharmacy Commencement
    Reception following at the Duquesne Ballroom

    A.J. Palumbo Center

    School of Law

    Sunday, June 1, 2014
    Location
    9 a.m. Baccalaureate Mass Chapel
    11 a.m.

    Law Commencement
    Reception following at the Power Center

    For further information regarding the School of Law Commencement, please visit their website

    A.J. Palumbo Center
    Live Webcast
    RSVP for May 2014
    University Commencement and Diploma Ceremonies
    • Tickets are not required to attend the events.
    • Graduates must RSVP and register number of guests where indicated.
    • Pharmacy, Law, and Leadership diploma ceremonies will be held separately at later dates.
      • Pharmacy students should RSVP for May 24 online.
      • For questions regarding Law School Commencement, please call 412.396.2268 or 412.396.6300.
      • For questions regarding the School of Leadership Commencement, please call 412.396.5990.
    • Please note:  This is only an RSVP for commencement events.  This is NOT a degree application. 

    RSVP Now

    Pharmacy RSVP
    Pharmacy Commencement Ceremonies
    • Please note:  This is only an RSVP for commencement events.  This is NOT a degree application. 

    RSVP Now

    Diploma Distribution
    Travel/Parking

    Getting to Duquesne University

    If you will be traveling to Pittsburgh, please take a look at

    On-campus parking, including the Forbes Avenue garage, will be available to graduates and guests without charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who need special disability parking arrangements, should contact 412.396.5267.

    Pittsburgh Attractions and Accommodations

    For more information about Pittsburgh, where to stay, places to eat, shop and sightsee, please take a look at Visit Pittsburgh.