Duquesne University Commencement

Commencement

Celebrating May 2021 Graduates

After a challenging and unprecedented academic year, the University is proud to honor May 2021 graduates in person through multiple diploma recognition ceremonies, sized and designed with safety practices in place. The schedule of events appears below. These ceremonies will go forward assuming nothing changes in terms of capacity limits and other health guidance, and that potential attendees do their part to maximize safety. 

Masking, social distancing and contact protocols will be in place, and events will be held in spaces large enough to accomplish distancing. Each graduate may have two in-person guests at the mini-ceremonies, and the number of occupants in each venue will be well below the number permitted by state and local health guidance. To maintain safety protocols, only students graduating in May 2021 may attend the ceremonies.

Links to ceremony events will be added here soon.

Commencement Day Details

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Commencement Schedule of Events*

Graduating students must register to RSVP for in-person ceremonies and to obtain tickets for guests. Students can also use the link at the top right of this page to register. Individual Schools will be in touch with graduating students to provide specific details for preparation. In-person events are limited to two guests for each graduating student, and tickets will be required for entry into facilities by guests.

In-person events will be live-streamed and available to watch virtually.

Thursday, May 6, 2021* Click links below to view ceremonies.

3:00 p.m. Nursing Pinning Ceremony*

Arthur J. Rooney Field

5:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass

Virtual 

7:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony Virtual

Friday, May 7, 2021* Click links below to view ceremonies.

9:00 a.m. School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony(all graduates)* Virtual
9:00 a.m. Rangos School of Health Sciences: Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies Diploma Ceremony* UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
11:00 a.m. Rangos School of Health Sciences: Athletic Training, Health Management Systems, Speech Language Pathology Diploma Ceremony* UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
11:00 a.m. McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Diploma Ceremony (all graduates)*

PPG Paints Arena
1001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15219

1:00 p.m. Rangos School of Health Sciences: Biomedical Engineering, Occupational Therapy Diploma Ceremony* UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
3:00 p.m. Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Diploma Ceremony (all graduates)*

PPG Paints Arena
1001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15219

3:00 p.m. Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Graduate Diploma Ceremony* UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
5:00 p.m. Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony* UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
7:00 p.m. Mary Pappert School of Music Diploma Ceremony (all graduates)* UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Saturday, May 8, 2021* Click links below to view ceremonies.

11:00 a.m. School of Education Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony* UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
1:00 p.m.
School of Education Graduate Diploma Ceremony* UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

*In-person events are limited to two guests for each graduating student, and tickets will be required for guests.  

The Schools of Law and Pharmacy will hold ceremonies for their graduates on Sunday, May 16, 2021, and Saturday, May 22, 2021, respectively.

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