Commencement 2018

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Bachelor of Science Degree Earned in 1930s Awarded Posthumously to Civic Leader

Joshua Rose attended the University of Pittsburgh and went on to lead a storied civic life that included breaking ground with the YMCA organization and serving as the first Black city council member in Oakland, California. Eighty years later, his daughter accepted his Pitt degree on his behalf.
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Alumna Merges Passions for Art and Science

When it came time to choose, Pearl Galido didn't want to abandon her study of art. So she combined studio arts and chemistry majors and found they fit together better than she'd imagined.
male graduate in cap and gown; his mother and aunt on either side of him pinching his cheeks

Class of 2018 Celebrates Commencement

The University of Pittsburgh commencement ceremonies on April 26 and 29 celebrated all that Pitt students have accomplished thus far — as well as the promise of what is yet to come. Visit the media galleries that showcase the pride, excitement and optimism of the Pitt Class of 2018.

Student Newspaper Goes High Profile

Pitt’s award-winning daily student newspaper, The Pitt News, is celebrating its latest issue of Silhouettes — an annual special edition that profiles interesting characters around campus.
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Technology, Chocolate Combine to Create Business Student’s Recipe for Success

Elaine Khodzhayan has amassed a sweet army of fans with her And a Chocolate Drizzle Instagram page. The graduating senior says her passion for baking and her love of technology are part of what will lead to her next phase in life.
Matelan in a blue shirt and glasses

Marine, Graduating Senior Brings Global Perspective to Engineering Classroom, Career

From backyard-built thrill rides to presidential security detail in Dublin, David Matelan's path to Pitt focused on leadership and ingenuity. After serving five years in the Marines, he's set to graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering this month.
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Star Athlete Sets Sights on Medical Career

Graduating senior Andin Fosam made her mark at Pitt in athletics and academics. She plans to use her expertise in both to explore the relationships among physical activity, metabolism and conditions such as diabetes and obesity.
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Commencement: Useful Tips for Grads, Guests

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Find all the information celebrants and guests need to navigate commencement here. Information for both undergraduate and graduate ceremonies is provided.

University of Pittsburgh Announces Commencement Speakers for 2018

On April 26, attorney David C. Frederick (A&S ’83) will speak at the graduate commencement ceremony, and on April 29, City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto (GSPIA ’11) will speak at the undergraduate ceremony.