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.


Spring 2017

CGS students graduating with a bachelor's degree in April 2017 will be invited to the CGS Graduation Reception and Recognition Ceremony held the evening of Friday, April 28, 2017.

General Information:

DATE:  Friday, April 28, 2017

TIME:  5:30pm - Doors open; reception and photographs

    6:30 p.m. - Ceremony begins

RSVP:  REQUIRED! Please RSVP here by Friday, April 7!

SUGGESTED DRESS:  Business casual

LOCATION:  Fitzgerald Field House, upper campus

PARKING: Available in the OC Lot (accross Allequippa Street from the Field House).

For more information see the Frequently Asked Questions page

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

Speak at the CGS Graduation Reception

Each year a student is selected to speak at the CGS Graduation Recognition Ceremony for the fall and spring terms. Delivering the student address at this important event is an opportunity for the selected student to celebrate their accomplishments and those of their classmates, reflect upon their years as a CGS Student, and convey a message for the future.

Contact the CGS Administrative Coordinator at for more information on speaking at Graduation by Wednesday, April 12.