Commencement Weekend 2018
School of Architecture

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Below you will find relevant information for Commencement events and activities.

General Commencement Information 


2018 SoA Diploma Ceremony Video Now Available

The recording of the 2018 Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture Diploma Ceremony from Saturday, 19 May 2018 can be viewed above. The video is also now available as a free download on the SoA Vimeo page.


2018 SoA Diploma Ceremony Photos Now Available

2018 SoA Diploma Ceremony

Photographs from the 2018 School of Architecture Diploma Ceremony are now available for free download on the SoA Flickr page, and in the album shown above.


Commencement Weekend Events

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College of Fine Arts Honors Ceremony
Chosky Theater

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | 9:00am-10:30am
Chosky Theater, Purnell Center (map)
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9:00am | College of Fine Arts Honors Ceremony
Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
Undergraduate students receiving university and/or college honors will be recognized during the CFA Honors Ceremony. Graduates will be presented with honors medallions and cords, which should be worn during the SoA Diploma Ceremony on Saturday and CMU Commencement Ceremony on Sunday. Families and guests are encouraged to attend. Graduates are not required to wear caps and gowns for this event.

10:00am | College of Fine Arts Honors Reception
Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
Immediately following the CFA Honors Ceremony, a reception will be held in the Chosky Theater.


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School of Architecture Diploma Ceremony
Chosky Theater

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | 11:30am-2:00pm
Chosky Theater, Purnell Center (map)
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10:30am | Graduates Assemble for Diploma Ceremony
Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
All graduating students report to the second floor lobby of Chosky Theater to prepare for the SoA diploma ceremony. Please arrive dressed for the diploma ceremony in your caps, gowns, cords, etc.

11:00am | Doors Open for Diploma Ceremony
Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
Doors to Chosky Theater open for guests at approximately 11:00am for the SoA Diploma Ceremony. Please no food, drinks, or pets in Chosky Theater.

11:30am | School of Architecture Diploma Ceremony
Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
All undergraduate and graduate students will be recognized during the SoA Diploma Ceremony. Tickets are not required to attend the event.

1:30pm | School of Architecture Reception
CFA Great Hall
Immediately following the School of Architecture Diploma Ceremony, a reception will be held for students and their families to enjoy food and drinks in the CFA Great Hall.


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Doctor's hooding Ceremony
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | 4:30pm-6:30pm
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum (map)
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3:30pm | Robing
Carnegie Music Hall Foyer, Carnegie Museum
Robing is for doctor's candidates and faculty hooders only. Guests should proceed directly to the ceremony.

3:30pm | Doors Open for Hooding Ceremony
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum
Doors to the Carnegie Music Hall open for guests at 3:30pm for the Doctor's Hooding Ceremony. Please do not arrive prior to this time.

4:30pm | Doctor's Hooding Ceremony
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum
At this ceremony, all CMU PhD graduates will be individually hooded and recognized. Tickets are not required for this event and there is no limit on the number of guests a student may bring, however seating is first come first served. The ceremony will also be webcast on this site via YouTube.

6:00pm | Ceremony Reception
Carnegie Music Hall Foyer, Carnegie Museum
Immediately following the Doctor's Hooding Ceremony, a reception will be held in the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer.


CMU Commencement Ceremony
Gesling Stadium

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | 11:00am-12:30pm
Gesling Stadium (map)
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9:00am | Gesling Stadium Opens
Gesling Stadium
Gesling Stadium opens to guests at 9:00am.

10:15am | Guests Seated for Ceremony
Gesling Stadium
All guests must be seated by 10:15am for the procession of graduates into Gesling Stadium.

11:00am | CMU Commencement Ceremony
Gesling Stadium
All graduating students at CMU will be celebrated during the University-wide Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony begins with the procession of graduates and will include addresses from the student speaker and keynote speaker, as well as a charge from the president of the university. Tickets are not required for this event and there is no limit on the number of guests a student may bring, however seating is first come first served. The ceremony will also be webcast on this site via YouTube.