The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will proudly celebrate the accomplishments of our students at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony scheduled for
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00am
in Chambers Hall Gymnasium
The 2016 Commencement Ceremony will be held INDOORS
due weather-related concerns.
A LIVE online broadcast of the ceremony will be
available AT THIS LINK on Saturday morning.
(Note: The online video works best using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers)
All graduates MUST enter Chambers Hall through the building's main doors. Graduates should arrive by 10:00 a.m. in order to line up for the processional. We encourage you to leave all personal items in your vehicle, as no large bags will be permitted. Any bags brought in will be inspected by security.
The Chambers Hall main doors will open at 10:00am for guests with INDOOR tickets. As with everyone entering the building, we encourage you to leave all personal items in your vehicle, as no large bags will be permitted. Any bags brought in will be inspected by security. We appreciate you cooperation with this request.
Schedule of Events:
FRIDAY, April 29, 2016
4:30pm - PGAA New Alumni Reception, Bobcat Station - Chambers Hall
The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association (PGAA) will host a special reception for ALL graduates.
5:30pm - Rehearsal, Chambers Hall Gymnasium
This will be a full rehearsal and you are encouraged to show your Pitt-Greensburg spirit and wear Pitt attire. The complete ceremony will be rehearsed, including the procession and conferring of degrees. This will also be your last chance to verify your honors and pronunciation of your name. It is very important that graduates attend rehearsal if they are able. Family members are welcome to observe the rehearsal and legacy presenters are encouraged to attend.
*Please be sure you are in the gym by 5:30pm for the rehearsal.
7:00 p.m. Parent Appreciation Dinner, Wagner Dining Hall - Chambers Hall
Students who have registered for the Parent Appreciation Dinner (RSVP date: April 20) will join their families in Wagner Dining Hall for dinner immediately following the end of rehearsal.
SATURDAY, April 30, 2016
9:30am – GRADUATES are able to enter Chambers Hall via the main patio doors.
Graduates participating in the ceremony should arrive by 10:00am at the latest to get lined up for the ceremony. Everyone must enter the building through the main doors on the patio. You should leave bags, purses, and personal items with your family members, as they will be inspected by security. Grads must be in line by 10:50am if they wish to process.
10:00am – GUESTS with tickets to the INDOOR ceremony are able to enter Chambers Hall via the main patio doors.
Guests with INDOOR tickets will be allowed into the building at 10:00am; guests without tickets will be directed to overflow seating in the Ferguson Theater (Smith Hall) where they can watch the ceremony via a live broadcast and enjoy light refreshments. Guests should also carry as little as possible into either building, as bags/purses will be inspected by security.
*Guests watching the ceremony in Ferguson Theater do NOT need tickets to enter the building.
11:00am – Ceremony begins – Chambers Hall gymnasium
The ceremony should last between 1 ½ and 2 hours, and there will be a reception with light refreshments afterwards.
All tickets have been distributed, either through in-person pickup or via US Mail. Graduates- Please be sure that tickets are given to your guests before the morning of the Commencement Ceremony.
Important Graduation Information
• Ticket Information
• Academic Attire
• Ceremony Rehearsal
• PGAA New Alumni Reception
• Parent Appreciation Dinner
• Legacy Presentation
• Pitt Degree Contest
• Graduation Merchandise (Announcements, Class Rings, Diploma Frames)
• Flowers & Commemorative T-Shirt
• Photography & Commemorative DVD
Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Degreed Staff are invited to participate in the Commencement Ceremony and celebrate with the students and their families. Only faculty and staff who have RSVP’d will be able to walk in the processional and access to Chambers Hall during the Commencement Ceremony will be restricted to ceremony participants and volunteers. If you are interested in purchasing regalia, please contact the Campus Store.
FACULTY/STAFF RSVP - Please contact Sherra Moors if you are interested in participating in the ceremony as the RSVP deadline (March 30) has passed.
Interested in volunteering? Faculty and staff who would like to assist with the Commencement Ceremony should contact Sherra Moors. The help is always appreciated!