Students are required to RSVP for themselves and their guests. Information about the RSVP process will be emailed to students in the near future.

We look forward to recognizing our graduates at our future commencement ceremonies. Door will open approximately 45 minutes prior to the beginning of each ceremony.

John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences August 2024 Commencement Ceremony

Friday, August 9, 2024

12:00 p.m.

Rangos School of Health Sciences Commencement Ceremony
UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse


Health Science RSVP for the Ceremony

All Other Schools

August 2024 graduates will be invited to attend the University's Commencement Ceremony in December 2024.

December 2024 Commencement

Friday, December 20, 2024

9:00 a.m.

Baccalaureate Mass
University Chapel

11:00 a.m.

UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

May 2025 Commencement

Friday, May 9, 2025



Graduates must wear appropriate caps and gowns at commencement, which are available through Barnes and Noble Bookstore. You can also email the bookstore at or call (412) 434-6626 with any questions about regalia. 

Guest Seating, ADA seating, and Parking

No tickets are required for commencement. It is very important that you register for the ceremony using the RSVP link when available. Complimentary parking is available in University parking garages on all commencement days. ADA accessible parking is available on Magee Street or in the surface lot on Forbes Avenue (adjacent to the entrance of the Forbes Garage).

Gates to the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse will open 45 minutes prior to the ceremony. For guests with mobility issues, it is recommended to drop off guests at the AJ Palumbo Gate, located at the corners of Locust and Magee Streets. Accessible seating is available on the Concourse Level of the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, behind Sections 109 & 110.

For those attending the School of Music commencement ceremony, it is recommended to drop off guests with mobility issues in front of the Student Union building


If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at universityeventsFREEDUQUESNE or (412) 396-6033.

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