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Commencement

August 2015 Graduation at Duquesne University

Graduation is a very special time when family, friends, faculty and students celebrate the significant achievements of our graduates. 

Rangos School of Health Sciences
Friday, August 7, 2015

Commencement - 6:30 p.m.  - A.J. Palumbo Center
Reception immediately following
  • The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes and will be followed by a reception.

  • No tickets are needed to attend the commencement ceremony, and there is no limit to the number of guests that students may bring.

  • If family/guests require special seating or seating for the hearing impaired, they should contact Deb Durica at 412.396.5551 or Pam Poletti at 412.396.5303.

  • Parking is available in the Forbes Garage at no charge.

  • Regalia can be ordered by contacting the Duquesne University Bookstore at 412.434.6626.

  • Students should RSVP using the tab below.

  • Diplomas are not automatically mailed to students. Please use the Diploma Distribution tab below to inform us of how you would like to obtain your diploma.

    School of Leadership and Professional Advancement
    Saturday, August 8, 2015

    Baccalaureate Liturgy - 11:30 a.m.  - University Chapel
    Commencement - 1:30 p.m. - Duquesne Union Ballroom
    • Graduates are to report to the Africa Room in the Duquesne Union no later than 1:00 p.m. 

    • Reception immediately following commencement ceremony in the Duquese Union Ballroom. 

    • Regalia can be ordered by contacting the Duquesne Bookstore at 412.434.6626.

    • Handicap seating is available.  Please call the Office of University Events at 412.396.5131 to inform us of your needs.

    • Parking is available in the Forbes Garage at no charge

    • Students should RSVP using the tab below.

    • Diplomas are not automatically mailed to students. Please use the Diploma Distribution tab below to inform us of how you would like to obtain your diploma.

    All Other Schools

    August 2015 graduates will be invited to attend the University's Commencement Ceremony scheduled for December 17, 2015. Please provide your diploma handling instructions using the Diploma Distribution tab below. Diplomas are not automatically mailed to students.

    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 can email the University Bookstore at bksduquesne@bncollege.com

    Diplomas

    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.

    The August 2015 diploma release date is:  August 26, 2015 

      RSVP for August 2015
      Commencement Ceremonies
      • Tickets are not required to attend the events.
      • Graduates must RSVP and register number of guests where indicated.
      • Please note:  This is only an RSVP for commencement events.  This is NOT a degree application. 
      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.