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December 2015 Graduation at Duquesne University

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

Thursday, December 17, 2015
11 a.m.
A.J. Palumbo Center

December 2015 Commencement Information

Click on the image (above) for additional December 2015 Commencement information.


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



9 a.m. Baccalaureate Mass Chapel
11 a.m. University Commencement Palumbo Center


    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. The diploma release date is January 29, 2016.  


    Please RSVP to all events even if you are not attending and
    be sure to complete the diploma distribution form:
    RSVP for December 2015
    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. 
    Diploma Distribution


    Getting to Duquesne University

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    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.