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Commencement

Congratulations to our December 2019 graduating class!

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

A Baccalaureate Mass along with select, individual School Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019.  Please see the Commencement Schedule below for details. Tickets are not required for any graduation events.

Students must RSVP for their chosen Commencement Ceremony as well as for the Baccalaureate Mass. The tab with the RSVP form is located at the bottom of this page.

Commencement Schedule

Friday, December 20, 2019

Free parking will be available in Duquesne University's Forbes and Locust Garages.

9 a.m.
Baccalaureate Mass

Duquesne University Chapel

10:30 a.m. John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences

Duquesne Union, Africa Room

11 a.m. Palumbo-Donahue School of Business

Duquesne Union Ballroom

11 a.m. School of Nursing

Power Center, Charles J. Daugherty Ballroom

2 p.m. School of Education

Power Center, Charles J. Daugherty Ballroom

2 p.m. McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Duquesne Union Ballroom

2 p.m. Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Bayer Learning Center, Pappert Lecture Hall

 

School of Pharmacy

Mary Pappert School of Music

School of Pharmacy and School of Music graduates will be invited to the May 2020 Commencement Ceremony

RSVP for December 20, 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

Using the RSVP tab below, please let us know if you are planning to attend Mass and any of the Commencement Ceremonies.  Please also indicate the number of guests who will be joining you. If you wish to modify a RSVP you already submitted, please follow the "Edit Response" link in your original email confirmation.

Diploma Distribution

Diplomas are not automatically mailed to graduates. You must complete 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 diploma release date is January 22, 2020.

Please note: All students expecting to graduate must apply for graduation. The forms below are not a degree application. To apply to graduate, you must log in to DORI no later than Friday, October 11, 2019, and follow this path: Self-Service Banner > Student Information > Student Records > Apply to Graduate

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

RSVP for December 2019
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. To apply to graduate, you must log in to DORI no later than Friday, October 11, 2019, and follow this path:  Self-Service Banner > Student Information > Student Records > Apply to Graduate

RSVP for Commencement Ceremonies »

Diploma Distribution-December 2019

Please note that this form is not a graduation application.  To apply to graduate, you must log in to DORI no later than Friday, October 11, 2019, and follow this path:  Self-Service Banner > Student Information > Student Records > Apply to Graduate

Submit Your Diploma Handling Instructions »

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 and Locust garages, 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.