Upated 16 February 2023. Please bookmark for future updates.

The Swanson School of Engineering will host 6 departmental ceremonies the weekend of April 28-30. The Order of the Engineer will also be held that weekend and will not conflict with any of the departmental ceremonies or Commencement.

Graduate Commencement for all PhD and MS grads from all disciplines will also be held that weekend and will not conflict with any other ceremony.

Pitt will host an in-person University-wide commencement ceremony for undergraduate student candidates at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Petersen Events Center. Those who earned bachelor’s degrees during the academic terms of August 2022 and December 2022, and those who are candidates for bachelor’s degrees in April 2023, will receive an invitation via their Pitt email accounts in early March.

STUDENTS: Please check your Pitt email for information.

PARENTS: Please note that it is the student's responsibility to complete all registration information, including number of guests and number of wait list requests.

Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Two paricipants take part in the 2021 Order of the Engineer CeremonySaturday, April 29, 2023
10:00 - 11:30 am (End time is approximate. Event will not overlap with other departmental ceremonies)

Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Bellefield Hall

2 guests per graduate

Attire: Business casual

Questions should be directed to ENGRevents@pitt.edu

More information about the Order of the Engineer can be found here.

Swanson School of Engineering Graduate Commencement

Friday, April 28, 2023, 12 pm

Ceremony followed by reception

Ceremony: Bellefield Hall Auditorium
Reception: Benedum Hall Room 102, Lobby, and Plaza

2 guests per graduate


Regalia Required and can be purchased at the following links:

(1) Standard Pitt regalia for MS and PhD graduates

(2) Custom Regalia is also available for purchase. Order your custom doctoral regalia by Tuesday, February 28 in order to receive it before commencement in April.

Questions should be directed to ENGRevents@pitt.edu

Department Recognition Ceremonies


Saturday, April 29
2:00 - 4:00 pm
William Pitt Union Assembly Room

Contact: Vernice NicoleVeranga-Mulcahy

Chemical and Petroleum

Saturday, April 29
2:00 - 4:00 pm
University Club Ballroom B

Contact: Nicole Drebsky

Civil and Environmental

Saturday, April 29
3:00 pm
WPU Ballroom followed by a reception in the Kurtzman

Contact: Cheryl Morand

Electrical and Computer

Friday, April 28
4:00 - 6:30 pm
William Pitt Union Assembly Room

Beverages, light hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served. Business Casual, no cap and gown required. Students will be allowed 2 guests.

Contact: Maria Castello (PhD, MS), Alison Oros (COE-BS), or Erin Rhodes (EE-BS).


Sunday, April 30
9:00 - 11:00 am
University Club Ballroom B

Contact: ugradie@pitt.edu

Mechanical and Materials Science

Saturday, April 29
7:00 pm 
Soldier and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum

Contact: Heather Manns