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August 2017 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 11, 2017

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 Maria Fischer at fischerm@duq.edu

  • 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.

All Other Schools

August 2017 graduates will be invited to attend the University's Commencement Ceremony scheduled for December 15, 2017. Please provide your diploma handling instructions using the Diploma Distribution tab below. Diplomas are not automatically mailed to students.


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 2017 diploma release date is:  Monday, September 11, 2017
Rangos School of Health Sciences Commencement Ceremony
  • 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


Getting to Duquesne University

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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

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