The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The Cathedral of Learning.

‘Couldn’t they have told us earlier?’: Students frustrated over change in commencement ticket policy

By Kelly McPoyle, Staff Writer April 20, 2023
A week and a half before graduation, Pitt announced that tickets will now be required to enter the Petersen Events Center. Each graduate will now be given four tickets and will not be able to purchase more. With arrangements for families to come from out of town already made, graduating students are frustrated.
Pitt graduates after their 2021 graduation at Acrisure Stadium.

‘A chance to build unity’: Pitt to host special graduation for students of color

By Khushi Rai, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2023
The Gathering, a special graduation for students of color, will be held in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room on April 29 from 7-10 p.m. The event is meant to empower, embrace and engage students of color and their families.
Katy Nesbitt, Pitt alum and first American woman to referee at the men’s World Cup, is this years undergraduate commencement speaker.

Katy Nesbitt announced as 2023 undergraduate commencement speaker

By Ryleigh Lord, Assistant News Editor April 6, 2023
Katy Nesbitt, who made history as the first American woman to referee at the men’s World Cup, is Pitt’s 2023 undergraduate commencement speaker.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.

Gallagher talks Omicron, spring semester in TPN interview

By Martha Layne and Jon Moss January 25, 2022
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with The Pitt News for about 20 minutes on Tuesday about the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the recent faculty unionization vote and the college experience during a pandemic.
Photos: Commencement 2021

Photos: Commencement 2021

By Clare Sheedy, Staff Photographer May 4, 2021
The Pitt community came together this spring to celebrate graduating seniors in a COVID-19-friendly way for the second year in a row.
‘A part of history’: Commencement ceremonies adapted again for pandemic

‘A part of history’: Commencement ceremonies adapted again for pandemic

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he was proud of the seniors for getting through an exceptionally difficult academic year.
The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

Pitt releases plans for spring commencement ceremonies

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2021
Pitt released plans Friday afternoon for combined in-person and virtual commencement ceremonies for the class of 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic remains ongoing.
Mark Novales speaking during the online 2020 commencement.

Pitt holds first-ever online commencement ceremony

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 ceremony online.

Pitt to host spring commencement 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.
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