Saturday, May 4, 2013
Consol Energy Center
Robert A. Miller
Distinguished Master Artist in Residence
Conservatory of Performing Arts
Doors Open: 8:30 a.m.
Students Report to Registration By: 9:30 a.m.
Ceremony: 10 a.m.
Deadline for faculty and staff to order regalia is March 22, 2013.
Note: This ceremony is for undergraduate students only. If you are receiving a master's degree, please register for the Master's Degree Hooding Ceremony.
You are cordially invited to celebrate Point Park University's 2013 Commencement ceremony. This formal occasion marks the completion of a chapter in the graduates' lives. This achievement has been met due to the graduates' hard work, dedication and support of their families. This is a special time for the University to honor the graduates, their families and their professors.
Graduates who apply for graduation with Office of the Registrar and RSVP by April 17, 2013 will be recognized in the commencement program.
Commencement Policy Students who have completed or who are registered to complete all degree requirements by the end of Fall 2012, Spring 2013 semesters are permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students who are in good academic standing and who can finish their degree requirements by Summer 2013, according to a plan that has been reviewed and approved by their respective dean, are also permitted to participate in the hooding ceremony.
Arrangements have been made with a professional photographer to take pictures of each graduate as they receive their diploma cover. To purchase or obtain more information, click icon to the left.
Deadlines for graduation applications are as follows:
- Fall: July 31, 2012
- Spring: Sept. 30, 2012
- Summer: Jan. 30, 2013
March 12, 2013
Noon - 6 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Ballroom
Please join us for this excellent opportunity to get all of your commencement questions answered. Complimentary graduation announcements and undergraduate honor cords will be distributed along with the sale of caps, gowns and class rings. Representatives from the Office of Alumni Relations, Office of the Registrar, Center for Student Success and Book Store will be present to guide you through the graduation process.
Cap and Gown:
A cap and gown (and hood if applicable) are required during the ceremony. They will be available for purchase at the Graduation Fair. If you are unable to attend, please visit the Point Park University Bookstore.
Announcements: Pick up your 10 complimentary announcements at the Graduation Fair. Dates and times are listed above. If you need additional announcements they can be purchased online at Balfour.
Day of Instructions
Consol Energy Center
Reserved accessible parking is available in a number of lots near Consol Energy Center. Designated spaces are available for vehicles displaying a current state-issued disability placard or license plate. These reserved accessible spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis, so please plan accordingly. Additionally, accessible parking is available in the parking garage attached to Consol Energy Center.
From the NORTH
Via 79S or 28S:
Take 279S to 579S, follow signs to Consol Center (Veterans/Liberty Bridge), take Consol Center/6th Avenue exit, turn left at light to CONSOL Energy Center.
From the SOUTH
Take 79N to 376 Business toward Pittsburgh, through Ft. Pitt Tunnel, bear right (towards Monroeville) and take first exit on left (Grant Street) to 7th Avenue, turn right to CONSOL Energy Center.
From the EAST
Take 22W to 376W (Monroeville), through Squirrel Hill Tunnel, take Grant Street exit to 7th Avenue, turn right to CONSOL Energy Center.
From the WEST
Take Route 22E to 376 Business, through Ft. Pitt Tunnel, bear right (towards Monroeville) and take first exit on left (Grant Street) to 7th Avenue, turn right to CONSOL Energy Center.
Seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Family and friends are NOT required to have a ticket. This free event is open to all families and friends. The main entrance is the Trib Total Media gate and the doors will open at 8:30 am. Please note the Verizon gate will be closed.
Click the picture to the left for a printable seating chart.
Accessible seating is available on all seating levels of Consol Energy Center. The Consol Energy Center has a limited number of wheel chairs available and will be used to escort individuals in need. This service is on a first-come, first-served basis. It is strongly recommended those who have limitations bring their own wheel chair.
The ceremony will be close captioned for those who are hearing impaired. When responding to attend the ceremony, please indicate other special accommodations you may require.
Graduates from the Class of 2013:
On behalf of the Point Park University community and the Point Park Alumni Association, we would like to extend our best wishes as you head into a new chapter of your life. Earning a University degree is a significant accomplishment and you should be very proud of this achievement. This year marks the 53rd Commencement of Point Park in which the achievements of its graduates are acknowledged and celebrated. Since starting out as a Junior College in 1960, our Alma Mater has gone through numerous changes to become the dynamic urban University from which you are graduating. As one of the newest members of the Alumni Association, you are a beneficiary of Point Park’s proud history and traditions. We welcome you and all of your classmates into our proud community of graduates.
In today’s digital age, you are able to stay connected with your friends and Alumni to share the memories you made and those that await you in the new chapters of your life. You are also able to keep up to date on the latest Point Park news and when Alumni events will be held very near to where your journey takes you. We welcome and encourage you to attend Alumni programs and events. There is no cost for membership in the Alumni Association. Your membership and Alumni services are made available through the generosity of Alumni to the Annual Fund. As a proud new Point Park graduate, I hope that you will consider supporting the University through this Fund with a suitable gift during the various stages of your life. Your interest and support will keep Point Park growing.
Again, on behalf of the Point Park University Alumni Association, congratulations on your graduation!
Susan Orr, President
Alumni Association Board of Directors
The following is a list of accommodations that are conveniently located near the Consol Energy Center and major traffic routes. This list is supplied as a courtesy to make your visit to Point Park University's Commencement Ceremony convenient. This is not an endorsement of any particular establishment. All hotel information is subject to change. Please contact the hotel for further information.
Special note: Point Park University has arranged a special rate with the following hotels for this event. To take advantage of the special rate, be sure to reference Point Park University Commencement when making your reservations. For more details, please see the information below.
Cambria Suites Pittsburgh @ Consol Energy Center
Sheraton Station Square
For additional hotel options, take a look at our Area Hotels.
Construction Central: We strongly recommend checking the PennDot website for any construction and traffic detours prior to leaving for the ceremony.
City Information: To assist you with your travel to our city, please visit the Visit Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership websites. These sites will provide you with vital information about the city, such as upcoming events, featured attractions, hotel information, dining options, etc.