Duquesne University Commencement

Commencement

May 2022 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 May 2022 Diploma Ceremonies, and tickets are not required for guests. A Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 13, 2022 will precede the ceremonies.

Links to view the ceremony livestreams are below.

DATE                    SCHOOL                                                TIME                          LOCATION                                            
Friday, May 13, 2022 BACCALAUREATE MASS 9:00am Student Union Ballroom
Friday, May 13, 2022 McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts        11:00am UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
Friday, May 13, 2022 Mary Pappert School of Music 2:00pm Student Union Ballroom
Friday, May 13, 2022 Palumbo-Donahue School of Business 2:00pm UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
Friday, May 13, 2022 John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences 5:00pm UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
Saturday, May 14, 2022 School of Nursing 11:00am UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
Saturday, May 14, 2022 School of Education 2:00pm UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
Saturday, May 14, 2022 Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences 5:00pm UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
Saturday, May 21, 2022 School of Pharmacy and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences 10:30am UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Graduates are required to RSVP for themselves and their guests by April 22 at duq.edu/gradrsvp.

Regalia

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.

Guest Seating

No tickets are required for Commencement. It is very important that you register for the ceremony at duq.edu/gradrsvp. The deadline to RSVP is April 22, 2022.

Union Ballroom

Doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. The ballroom can be accessed via the Union elevators and stairs.

UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Gates to the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse will open 45 minutes prior to the ceremony. Accessible seating is available on the 2nd floor. Ushers will direct guests to these seats. It is strongly recommended those who have physical limitations bring their own wheelchair.

Parking

Parking is available in University parking garages. Accessible parking is available throughout the garage. Designated spaces are available for vehicles displaying a current state-issued disability placard or license plate.

A campus map and directions are available on our Visit Campus web page.

Questions?

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at universityevents@duq.edu or 412.396.6033.

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