Prepare for Commencement Day! You're almost there....it's the home stretch. You've got three easy steps to do to get ready for the big day. Go!
RSVP your intention to participate. The main page of this site will have a link to the portal, where you will indicate that you are attending and request tickets for your guests. Graduates who RSVP after the deadline are guaranteed only two (2) tickets for the ceremony.
Caps and gowns may be purchased at the bookstore. The bookstore will begin selling caps and gowns on November 5th at 12 noon; they can be purchased until the week of graduation. Call the bookstore at 412.578.6164 for hours and information about caps and gowns.
Undergraduates who are to graduate with Honors will be mailed a letter indicating which honors designation they earned (cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude). Honors cords can be picked up from the bookstore. They will also be available at the check-in table the day of Commencement. Your name must be on the honors list in order to obtain an honors cord. There is no charge for the honors cord.
Honors are for undergraduates only. Please read Honors and Awards for Graduating Seniors section in the undergraduate catalog for information on the requirements. If you did not receive a letter by November 4th, and you feel you have earned honors, please contact the Commencement information line at 412.578.8821 or email@example.com.
All guests (including small children) attending Commencement must present a ticket upon entering the auditorium. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Graduates may have up to 10 guests. Graduates who RSVP after the deadline are only guaranteed two (2) tickets. Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves. Your tickets will be mailed after the RSVP deadline.