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Pitt Business Graduation

April 2018 Graduation

Saturday, April 28, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
PPG Paints Arena
1001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Graduation Application Form

Fill out the graduation application form online

* The application form, and ceremonies listed on this webpage, are for undergraduate students of the College of Business Administration.

Information for Students

ARRIVAL TIME: 5:30 p.m.  Students will immediately line up as they enter PPG Paints Arena.  There will be no parents or guests allowed in this area.

TICKET INFORMATION: No tickets are required.

CAPS AND GOWNS: Graduating students can order their cap and gown through Graduation Central in person at Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom, on April 10, 2018 or April 11, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. You should be able to receive your graduation items on the spot. It is vital that you attend Graduation Central if you are participating in commencement. If you cannot make these dates, please call the University Book Store to order your cap and gown. The number is 412-648-1455. 

PHOTOGRAPHY: GradImages, an external photography service, will take pictures of all students as they get their diploma and after they have received their diploma. These pictures can be purchased by students directly through the company. 

DIPLOMA FRAMES: Herff Jones, an external company, provides diploma frames and graduation announcements that can be personalized. The text inside of the announcement can be customized to display the graduation recognition ceremony information. Students who wish to order a diploma frame or announcements may visit the company website at

Information for Parents

ARRIVAL TIME: The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the graduation ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. 

SEATING: Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There is no ticket required to attend the graduation ceremony. However, a printed ticket is required for seating in an ADA area. Please see the Accessibility Accomodations section below for details.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS: PPG Paints Arena provides accessibility accommodations to guests with disabilities and special needs. Guests who wish to be seated in an ADA area must first obtain a printed ticket from Guest Services in Section 104. Please note: there is no fee for the ticket, although it is required for all events, including non-ticketed events such as the Pitt Business Graduation Ceremony. Please visit the PPG Paints Arena website for further information on ADA seating and parking.

PARKING: Parking is available for $5 at PPG Paints Arena's Jim Shorkey Dodge South Lot. View parking map.  

PHOTOGRAPHY RULES: Cameras are allowed, but admittance to the floor area of PPG Paints Arena is prohibited.  Pitt Business will have professional photographers on site and will share photos after the ceremony.  Please see above to the photography section of the Student Information area for more information.

EVENT PROGRAMS: Event programs will be distributed as you enter the arena

COMMENCEMENT FLOWERS: For your convenience, Commencement Flowers is on site before and after the ceremony if you would like to purchase flowers for your graduate. The company carries top-of-the-line quality, fresh cut flowers, with a large variety of colors and sizes.  If you would like to pre-order flowers or a graduation T-shirt, you can do so here:

1/2 Dozen Roses - $20 1 Dozen Roses - $25

Open Faced Presentation Graduation Bouquet - $35

10.5” Teddy Bear - $20 with the purchase of flowers

T-shirt with All Graduates’ Names - $25