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Commencement

KICKOFF TO GRADUATION
2016

Friday, March 18th
10am-4pm
Africa Room, Student Union

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.

May 2016 Graduation at Duquesne University

Commencement

Graduation is a very special time when family, friends, faculty and students gather to celebrate the significant achievements of our graduates. The University will honor graduating students with a University-wide Commencement Ceremony to be held:

Friday, May 6

Baccalaureate Mass 12 p.m.
Commencement Ceremony 2 p.m.
A.J. Palumbo Center
Live Webcasts: Baccalaureate Mass | Commencement 

May 2016 Commencement Information

Click on the image (above) for additional May 2016 Commencement information.

Please refer to the bottom portion of this page for a full list of May 2016 Commencement events. 

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 may email the University Bookstore at bksduquesne@bncollege.com

Diplomas

Diplomas are not automatically mailed to graduates.  You must visit 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. Diplomas are not released during the diploma ceremonies; the release dates are as follows: 

  •  June 7, 2016.   Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  •  June 20, 2016     Pharmacy School Students   

RSVP

Please RSVP to all events even if you are not attending and
be sure to complete the diploma distribution form:
Events

No tickets are required to attend the University Commencement or the Diploma Ceremonies, but students must RSVP online for all events by using the RSVP tab on this page.  Please note: Diplomas are not distributed during the Diploma Ceremonies.  Please refer to the Diploma Distribution tab for further information. 

University Commencement

Friday, May 6, 2016
Location
12 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass A.J. Palumbo Center
Live Webcast
2 p.m. Commencement Ceremony A.J. Palumbo Center
Live Webcast

Diploma Ceremonies

Friday, May 6, 2016
Location
6 p.m. McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Reception following at the Genesius Theater
A.J. Palumbo Center
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Location
9 a.m. School of Education
Reception following at the Mellon Patio
A.J. Palumbo Center
9 a.m. Mary Pappert School of Music
Reception following at the Power Center
Union Ballroom
12 p.m. A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration / Donahue Graduate School of Business
Reception following at the Mellon Patio
A.J. Palumbo Center
12 p.m. Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Reception following at the Power Center
Union Ballroom
3 p.m. School of Nursing
Reception following at the Power Center
A.J. Palumbo Center
6 p.m. Rangos School of Health Sciences
Reception following at the A.J. Palumbo Center
A.J. Palumbo Center

School of Pharmacy

May 21, 2016
Location
8 a.m.

Mass
Continental Breakfast following at the Union Ballroom

Chapel
10:30 a.m.

Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony
Reception following at the Union Ballroom

A.J. Palumbo Center

School of Law

Sunday, June 5, 2016
Location
9 a.m. Mass Chapel
11 a.m.

Law Commencement
Reception following at the Power Center Ballroom

For further information regarding the School of Law Commencement, please visit their website

A.J. Palumbo Center
Live Webcast
RSVP for May 2016
University Commencement and Diploma Ceremonies
  • Tickets are not required to attend the events.
  • Graduates must RSVP and register number of guests where indicated.
  • Pharmacy, Law, and Leadership diploma ceremonies will be held separately at later dates.
    • Pharmacy students should use the separate Pharmacy RSVP.
    • 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. 
Pharmacy RSVP
Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony
  • 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. 
Diploma Distribution

Commencement Speaker

Commencement Keynote Speaker

Charles J. Dougherty, Ph.D.

President, Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit

President Dougherty

Full Biography. 

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 garage, 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.