The Pitt News

Pitt holds first-ever online commencement ceremony

Mark Novales speaking during the online 2020 commencement.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

April 26, 2020

In lieu of in-person commencement activities, Pitt hosted its first-ever virtual commencement ceremony due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Editorial: How to prepare for virtual commencement

Editorial: How to prepare for virtual commencement

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 9, 2020

Pop open a bottle of champagne while Gallagher is giving his speech and get drunk with your parents.

Pitt to host spring commencement online

Pitt to host spring commencement ceremony online.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

April 8, 2020

Pitt announced Wednesday that spring commencement will move online this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Seniors react to commencement cancellation

Pitt to host spring commencement ceremony online.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

March 23, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced the postponement of Pitt’s spring commencement ceremony in a March 17 email. According to the announcement, the University has yet to find a new date for an in-person commencement ceremony and has not yet announced alternatives to the event.

University postpones spring commencement ceremony

University postpones spring commencement ceremony

By Janine Faust and Benjamin Nigrosh

March 17, 2020

In an email sent out to Pitt students on Tuesday afternoon, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced that the University was postponing all spring commencement activities and ceremonies.  “New dates for in-person ceremonies will be scheduled and announced once circumstances allow and with enough no...

Commencement ceremony speakers announced

Dereck Hogan, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, will speak at the undergraduate class of 2019’s commencement ceremony.

By Joanna Li, News Editor

April 15, 2019

Pitt announced on Monday the commencement speakers for the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies.

Pitt announces commencement speakers

Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto (left) will speak at the undergraduate commencement ceremony, while appellate attorney and partner at Kellogg,
Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick law firm, David C. Frederick (right), will speak at the master’s, professional doctoral and doctoral degrees graduation. (Images via University of Pittsburgh)

By Salina Pressimone | Assistant News Editor

April 17, 2018

Pitt graduates receiving their University diplomas this month will hear from two Pitt alumni who have led prominent careers in public service since their own commencement ceremonies. Pitt will host Pittsburgh Mayor and ex officio member of Pitt’s Board of Trustees, William Peduto, at the undergrad...

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
commencement