Duquesne University Commencement


December 2021 Graduation

Commencement is the single most important event at Duquesne University, not only for our students, but for the campus at large. It is a time to celebrate your accomplishments and to revel in the camaraderie of your fellow classmates. It is also a very special time for family and friends, as they look forward to this opportunity to show their pride and celebrate you.

Graduating students, their families, and friends are invited to attend our December 2021 Commencement Ceremony, and tickets are not required for guests. The University's Commencement will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 11:00am in the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.  A Baccalaureate Mass will precede the Commencement Ceremony at 9:00am in the University Chapel.

Graduates will be required to RSVP for the scheduled events, and the RSVP system will be available soon. All graduates and guests are required to wear masks for these indoor events according to University policy. (These in-person events are planned and will take place provided there are no COVID-related/CDC restrictions prohibiting attendance.)

Please return to this page within the coming weeks for additional information and access to the RSVP system.  


Graduates must wear appropriate caps and gowns at commencement, which are available through the University Bookstore. Please visit the regalia web page or call the Bookstore at 412.434.6626 with any questions about regalia. You can also send email to the Bookstore.

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