CS Department's Spring 2022 Graduate Recognition Ceremony

The Department of Computer science will hold its Spring recognition ceremony for graduating students (BS/MS/PhD) on Friday, April 29th, at 6:30 pm. 

You can experience the ceremony in one of three ways:

  • Participate in person: Lawrence Hall, room 120.
  • Participate remotely: you can do so via Zoom (Pitt authentication will be required) -- we will email the link to those who sign up, and
  • View the ceremony from anywhere in the world: we will live-stream the whole event on Youtube (subscribe to our channel).  

If you have applied for graduation this term and want to participate, please sign up and consider submitting a video to dedicate your degree and share a fond memory from Pitt CS; we will show these videos at the event.
Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is this mandatory? No, you can still graduate without attending.
  • Isn't the ceremony on Sunday? This ceremony is on Friday and is separate from the School of Computing and Information recognition ceremony, as well as from the University Commencement
  • Attire? Cap & gown are encouraged, but are not required – our Chair promised to wear one and be available for photos.
  • Swag? There will be brand new CS Department swag that we will give out to those attending in person. 
  • Family? Family or friends are welcome! Please make sure to register family and friends as guests ahead of time, so they can enter the building. 
  • Masks? Masks will be optional for the event, per Pitt's Health Rules.
  • When will doors open? Doors will open at 6 pm - the ceremony will start at 6:30 pm
  • How long? We are planning for the ceremony to last around one and a half hours.
  • Assigned seating? Yes, those graduating should seat in the first rows (look for your name).
  • What about Co-ops? We will be distributing certificates and cords for those who completed the Co-op program at the event. 
  • What to expect at the ceremony? We have our December 2021 recognition ceremony recorded on YouTube. The emphasis is on recognizing our graduating students and celebrating their accomplishments.
  • Other questions? Please contact Ms. Heidi Davis.

Calendar of Spring 2022 Graduation/Recognition Ceremonies

Thursday, April 28 Friday, April 29 Saturday, April 30 Sunday, May 1
    11:30 am
School of Computing and Information / Graduate Students
4:00 pm
Department of Informatics and Networked Systems / Graduate Students
5:00 pm
Department of Informatics and Networked Systems / Undergraduate Students
4:00 pm
University Ceremony for 2020 graduates
2:00 pm
University Ceremony / Undergraduate Students
  6:30 pm
Department of Computer Science 
Lawrence Hall, room 120
  6:30 pm
School of Computing and Information / Undergraduate Students

Spring 2022 Graduation/Recognition Ceremonies (by type)

  Department of Computer Science School of Computing and Information University of Pittsburgh
For undergraduate students Friday, April 29, at 6:30 pm
Lawrence Hall, room 120
Sunday, May 1st, at 6:30 pm Sunday, May 1st, at 2:00 pm
For graduate students Saturday, April 30, at 11:30 am N/A
For August 2019, December 2019, and April 2020 graduates N/A N/A Saturday, April 30, 4:00 p.m.

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