Events During Graduation Weekend
It is critical that you meet with your advisor and department student services staff member to make sure that you have successfully completed all of the academic requirements for graduation. These include (but are not necessarily limited to) ...
In addition, you must ensure that you meet the following conditions:
Degree-seeking student must be registered for at least one credit or for FTDR (for doctoral students completing full-time dissertation research) in the term of graduation. Students planning to graduate in June must register for at least one credit or FTDR in 6-week session 1. To graduate in August, you may register for summer term, or for any summer session, including 6-week session 1. If you applied for June graduation and registered for 6-week session 1, you can apply for August graduation without further registration, but you must reapply by submitting a new graduation application and prior degree form.
Note: international students need permission from the Office of International Services to register for less than a full-time credit load.
Students graduating with a certificate only do not need to register in the term of graduation, as long as they registered during the 12 months prior to graduation.
If you have not registered for three terms, you are no longer an active student. Consult with your department student services staff to discuss criteria for re-admission.
You must apply to graduate by completing an Application for Graduation (PDF - form must be printed in landscape orientation) and a Prior Degree Form (PDF) and submitting them to the Pitt Public Health Office of Student Affairs, G011A. Deadlines and instructions are listed in the table below. Late fees must be paid by check or money order payable to the “University of Pittsburgh” and be submitted with the application. Contact Joanne Pegher with questions.
Be sure to list your Pitt email on the Application for Graduation and a non-Pitt email on the Prior Degree Form. Your name on the application must be the same as it appears in the PeopleSoft system. You will be required to provide legal documentation (e.g., marriage certificate, divorce decree, valid passport) to the Office of the Registrar to use a different name on the graduation application.
If you are graduating with two Pitt Public Health degrees, or a Pitt Public Health degree and a Pitt Public Health certificate, you may enter all information on one application form. If degrees and/or certificates will be awarded by another school in addition to Pitt Public Health, an application must be submitted to each school. If you are graduating with a joint degree, please indicate this on the second page of the graduation application beneath the area for degrees.
Note: your Academic Department/Student Plan is PPBHL and your Department is BCHS, BIOST, EOH, EPIDEM, HPM, HUGEN, IDM; or MULTI PROGRAM. For Name of Degree/Cert, list degree and/or specific certificate.
Titles: Only doctoral students who intend to graduate in April need to provide the title of their dissertation. Those submitting an essay or thesis never need to include their titles on the application.
Applications for graduation are valid for only one graduation date. If you postpone graduation, you must reapply by completing and submitting another application.
For a comprehensive, printable table of important dates and deadlines, refer to the graduation dates table. The table is updated as dates are released by the Office of the University Registrar.
Note that graduation ceremonies happen once per calendar year, at the end of the spring term. These events honor graduates from the previous June, August, and December and the current April term.
The events appear below on the April graduation calendar based on when they occur, but June, August, and December grads are also invited. More on these events at publichealth.pitt.edu/graduationweekend.
Honoring Your Academic Achievements
Pitt Public Health's 70th Convocation honors graduates from the 2019-20 academic year.
Graduates from June, August, December 2019 and April 2020 are invited to participate in the ceremony.
Students who will graduate in June or August of 2020 also may take part in the ceremony, provided that the student's advisor requests permission in writing from Mary Derkach and confirms that the student will graduate in June or August. No tickets are necessary and there is no limit on the number of guests that a student can invite.
One of three graduation events. All 2019-20 graduates are invited to three events at the end of the spring term 2020: University of Pittsburgh Commencement, Pitt Public Health Celebration of Student Awards, and Pitt Public Health Convocation.
Last Updated On Friday, June 28, 2019 by Faett, Allison
Created On Thursday, May 30, 2019
Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-Scholarship system by midnight of November 1. The file may be a draft. Notify Joanne Pegher of the status of the file. Format is PDF for thesis and dissertation. Word or PDF for essays. December 2019 graduation. Term 2201.
The regular deadline to apply for December 2019 graduation (term 2201) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $35 fee until November 22. The final deadline to apply is November 22.
Your document must be reviewed for format by December 6. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. December 2019 graduation. Term 2201.
The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher. December 2019 graduation. Term 2201.
The official date for the award of the degree for December 2019 graduation (term 2201).
Transcripts available for pickup from Registrar's Office (G3 Thackeray) with ID. December 2019 graduation. Term 2201.
Vendor begins mailing diplomas January 28 - February 23 for December 2019 graduation (term 2201). Will be notified via Pitt e-mail address when the diploma ships. Certificates are printed and mailed by Student Affairs Office approx. 6 - 8 weeks after graduation.
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