Duquesne University will celebrate and say farewell to more than 1,340 members of the Class of 2023 during spring Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6. 

In addition, honorary doctorates of humane letters will be awarded to philanthropic leader Catharine M. Ryan and former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher at the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts ceremony, during which Cowher will present the Commencement address. 

The liberal arts ceremony will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse and will be livestreamed. Contact Gabrielle Payne from the media relations team at 412-539-6171 or payneg1FREEDUQUESNE to request an interview with Cowher and Ryan.

Below is a schedule of this year’s ceremonies and, where applicable, the Commencement speakers: