A graduating female student from the School of Education

Congratulations on Your Graduation from Pitt Education

Graduation is your culminating achievement as a student. At the Pitt School of Education, our graduation cycle occurs during the fall, spring, and summer terms. We hold celebratory ceremonies twice a year to officially welcome you to the alumni ranks.

Please view the information below on our graduation schedule and policies.

Graduation Instructions

  • Graduation is not an automatic process. You must complete the graduation application.
  • Upon review and final approval by the Office of Student Services and your advisor, your graduation is authorized and your diploma is ordered. You must be in good financial standing with the University to receive your diploma.
  • Diplomas are mailed by the Office of the Registrar about six to eight weeks after the end of the term of graduation.
  • You will receive information about the commencement ceremonies via mail and/or email approximately one month before the ceremony.
  • The name you indicate on your graduation application must match exactly the way it appears in the University's student information system (PeopleSoft).
  • If for any reason you are unable to graduate in the term for which you applied, you must submit a new graduation application for a future term. Students are not automatically rolled over onto future graduation rosters.
  • Late graduation applications may incur a fee.
  • Individuals who submit graduation applications after the deadline are not guaranteed to have their name included in the event program.

Graduation Dates and Deadlines

December 2022 Graduation

  • The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the University Club - Ballroom B (123 University Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

  • Please complete the December 2022 graduation application no later than September 16, 2022. Fees will apply to late applications.

  • Complete the graduation application by logging into and following these instructions. If you have any questions about this application, please reach out to the Registrar's Office.
  • You should only be submitting an application if you will be completing ALL of your graduation requirements by the conclusion of the fall 2022 semester.

  • If after submitting your graduation application, you need to make any changes to your academic plans or wish to remove yourself from graduation, you must contact Any name or mailing address changes after submitting the application, must go to the Registrar's Office.

  • December 2022 Doctoral Graduation Checklist (PDF)

  • December 2022 Master's Graduation Checklist (PDF)

    • Note: Only applies to students pursuing a thesis publication

Spring 2022 Graduation

June 2022 Graduation

  • Application deadline April 15, 2022
  • Only EdD, MAT, and MOSAIC students are eligible to apply for June graduation
  • No ceremony is held for summer graduation, however, summer graduates will be invited to participate in the following winter and/or spring ceremonies
  • June 2022 Doctoral Graduation Checklist (PDF)

August 2022 Graduation

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

If your program requires a thesis or dissertation, you must type or copy your final, approved document into the University-approved Microsoft Word ETD Template, which can be found here. If you have questions about ETD formatting, please refer to the University ETD Site.

You will receive information about this process and additional publication requirements from the Office of Student Services after you apply for graduation.