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Commencement

May 2019 Graduation

Graduation is quickly approaching . Come to the Kickoff to Graduation event to have all of your questions answered about the happenings during the Graduation Weekend. Click here for further information.

Commencement Ceremony-Duquesne University

Graduation is a very special time when family, friends, faculty and students celebrate the significant achievements of our graduates. Congratulations to our May 2019 graduating class!

Tickets are not required.

Commencement Schedule

Friday, May 10, 2019

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

9 a.m.
Baccalaureate Mass

Duquesne University Student Union Ballroom--Fourth Floor (Overflow seating will be available in the Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom, 5th Floor Power Center.)

12 p.m.

Graduate Student Ceremony

(Master's and Doctoral Degree, and Graduate Certificate/Diploma Candidates)

Students from all schools will participate and will be recognized individually by name to cross the stage and be offered congratulations by President Gormley and their deans.

PPG Paints Arena

1001 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

3 p.m.

Undergraduate Student Ceremony

(Baccalaureate Degree Candidates)

Students from all schools will participate and will be recognized individually by name to cross the stage and be offered congratulations by President Gormley and their deans.

PPG Paints Arena

1001 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Pharmacy Commencement
10:30 a.m.

David L Lawrence Convention Center

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Friday, May 24, 2019

Law School Commencement
11 a.m.

David L Lawrence Convention Center

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

RSVP for May 10 Commencement, Mass or May 18 Pharmacy Commencement

Using the RSVP tabs below, please let us know if you are planning to attend Mass on May 10, the undergraduate or graduate commencement ceremony on May 10, or the Pharmacy commencement on May 18.  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 June 17, 2019.

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, February 15, 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 May 2019
University Commencement Ceremonies
  • Tickets are not required to attend the events.
  • Students must RSVP and register number of guests where indicated.
  • Pharmacy students should use the separate Pharmacy RSVP tab on this page.
  • For questions regarding Law School Commencement, please call 412.396.2268 or 412.396.6300.
  • Please note:  This is only an RSVP for commencement events.  This is NOT a degree application.

RSVP to the Commencement Events

Pharmacy RSVP - May 2019
Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony
  • Tickets are not required to attend the events.
  • Graduates must RSVP and register number of guests where indicated.
  • For questions regarding Pharmacy Commencement, please call 412.396.6393.
  • Please note:  This is only an RSVP for commencement events.  This is NOT a degree application. 

RSVP to the Pharmacy Commencement Events

Diploma Distribution-May 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, February 15, 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.