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 recognition ceremonies and receptions 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 recognition ceremony and reception. Students who graduate with bachelor degrees in the spring are invited to the graduation recognition ceremony and reception 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 2018

CGS students graduating with a bachelor's degree in April 2018 will be invited to the CGS Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Reception held the evening of Friday, April 27, 2018.

General Information:

DATE:  Friday, April 27, 2018

TIME: 5:00 p.m. - Doors open

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

RSVP:  REQUIRED. The RSVP survey must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Students who have applied for April graduation will receive the password via email. 

SUGGESTED DRESS:  Semi-formal/professional attire (cap and gown NOT required)

LOCATION:  Fitzgerald Field House, Allequippa and Dararagh Streets

PARKING: Available in the OC Parking Lot


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