School of Nursing Spring Graduation & Pinning Ceremony

Friday, April 28, 2017
3:00 p.m.

Carnegie Music Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213

Student RSVP

All students wishing to participate in the Pitt Nursing Spring Graduation & Pinning Ceremony must complete the following RSVP form. 

Student Attendance

Students graduated/graduating in August 2016, December 2016, April 2017 and August 2017 are invited to take part in the Pitt Nursing Spring Graduation & Pinning Ceremony. 

General Information

Guests may begin to enter the facility for seating at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are not required for graduates or guests.  There is no limit on the number of guests per graduate. 

Graduates should arrive at the Carnegie Music Hall no later than 2:15 p.m.  Graduates will have assigned seats for the ceremony.  Seat assignments will be sent via email 1 or 2 days before the ceremony. Graduates will be recognized in the following order: baccalaureate, master’s, DNP, then PhD.

Following the ceremony, there will be a reception at the Cathedral of Learning.

Graduate Attire 

Baccalaureate graduates are required to wear an all white nursing uniform (any style/brand) and white shoes.

Master’s and doctoral graduates are required to wear University of Pittsburgh academic regalia.   Regalia will be available for purchase at Pitt's Graduation Central on April 11 and 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall.  If you are not able to attend Graduation Central, please contact the University Bookstore at 412-648-1455 to place your order.  

The regalia prices are:

  • Master's cap, gown, tassel and hood: $57
  • Doctoral cap, gown, tassel and hood: $70

Custom regalia orders are handled through The University Store on Fifth.  Orders must be placed by March 18 to guarantee delivery prior to graduation.


Baccalaureate graduates will be pinned during the graduation ceremony.  Graduates wishing to purchase the offical School of Nursing pin should place their order by February 27, 2017.  Pin Order Form.  Graduates do not need to purchase a pin to take part in this portion of the program. 


Find information regarding your diploma at: Office of the Registrar

Contact Information

For questions about School of Nursing Spring Graduation & Pinning Ceremony, contact:
Jennifer Fellows
Director of Operations & Outreach
Student Affairs & Alumni Relations
Phone: 412-624-5328

For questions at the University Commencement Ceremony, please contact the Office of Special Events at 412-624-7100.