College of General Studies

CGS Graduation Recognition Event

The College of General Studies is proud of our graduates. Your commitment to your education is admirable, your perseverance commendable, and your success well deserved. To help you celebrate your achievements, CGS hosts two graduation receptions and recognition ceremonies each year. Students graduating with bachelor degrees in the fall term and those who completed their studies the previous summer term are invited to the December graduation reception and recognition ceremony. Students who graduate with bachelor degrees in the spring are invited to the graduation reception and recognition ceremony in April.

Please note that this event is separate from the University of Pittsburgh Commencement Convocation. For information about convocation, please visit the Office of the University Registrar.


Fall 2017

CGS students graduating with a bachelor's degree in December 2017 and students who graduated in August 2017 will be invited to the CGS Graduation Reception and Recognition Ceremony held the evening of Friday, December 15, 2017.

General Information:

DATE:  Friday, December 15, 2017

TIME: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Ceremony, followed by reception

RSVP:  REQUIRED! Please RSVP by Friday, December 1!

SUGGESTED DRESS:  Business casual

LOCATION:  William Pitt Union, Assembly Room

PARKING: Available in the Soldiers & Sailors Parking Garage, across the street from the WPU


For questions about the CGS Graduation Reception and Recognition Ceremony, contact the CGS Administrative Coordinator at