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General Commencement Information
Commencement is the culmination of your years of hard work at Robert Morris University. This is a time to celebrate your success and a time to share this achievement with your family and friends. You will find the information needed to get ready for a great day of lasting memories. 

The Commencement Ceremonies

Undergraduate students will be provided with four tickets for guest seating at UPMC Event Center. There are no tickets for the graduate ceremony as this is a first-come, first-serve guest seating. Please note: Strollers are not permitted inside the arena.  

We ask that you please turn off or silence your mobile device for the duration of the ceremony. 

Class Gift

The class of 2019 continues Robert Morris University’s tradition of philanthropy and raising funds for the class gift.  This year, the Class of 2019 has elected to support  the Student Affairs Fund.

The Student Affairs Fund  enriches the student experience by providing support for events and on campus activities. When you give, you don't just support programming, you support passions and build a foundation for experiences and individual growth.

In order to reach our goal, we are seeking 100% participation from the Class of 2019. If you would like to make a gift in honor of your graduation, please visit rmu.edu/2019gift or call Institutional Advancement at 412-397-5420.

Commencement Receptions

Immediately following both commencement ceremonies, we invite our graduates and their guests for light refreshments to celebrate their achievement. 

RSVP for Commencement

For those who were not able to attend Senior Salute (graduation fair), students are required to RSVP for the commencement ceremony at the UPMC Event Center. This form also includes the special accommodation seating request. 

Undergraduate Commencement Tickets

Graduates and guests are advised that commencement tickets are University property and the sale and/or copying of commencement tickets is strictly prohibited.

For information about obtaining tickets and the ticket waitlist, please refer to Ticket Information on the left sidebar.

Special Accommodation Seating

If you are in need of Special Accommodation Seating, please click here

Special accommodation passes must be accompanied by a ticket to the UPMC Event Center for the Undergraduate Ceremony.

If you have any questions please contact the Student Life Office at 412-397-6483.

Photography

Guests may not approach the stage to take photos or videos while the ceremony is in progress. Handheld cameras and video cameras are permitted in the arena; tripods are not permitted. Please be respectful of other guests when taking photographs or videos.

Professional photographers will take your picture as you receive your diploma on stage. Island Photography (islandphoto.com) will then send you sample proofs via e-mail, and you will have the option of ordering from a variety of sizes. There is no obligation to purchase.