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.
CGS students graduating with a bachelor's degree in August 2016 or December 2016 will be invited to the CGS Graduation Reception and Recognition Ceremony held the evening of Friday, December 16, 2016.
DATE: Friday, December 16, 2016
TIME: 5:30pm - Doors open; reception and photographs
6:30 p.m. - Ceremony begins
RSVP: REQUIRED! Please RSVP here by Thursday, December 1!
SUGGESTED DRESS: Business casual
LOCATION: O'Hara Student Center, 4024 O'Hara Street
PARKING: Metered street parking, Soldier's and Sailor's Garage (enterance on Bigelow Blvd.)
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 at the Fitzgerald Field House. More information will be available in the spring 2017 term. To apply for graduation, contact your CGS advisor.
For questions about the CGS Graduation Reception and Recognition Ceremony, contact the CGS Administrative Coordinator at 412-624-6608.
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 Director of the McCarl Center for more information on speaking at Graduation.