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Master's Degree Hooding Ceremony

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Sunday, April 27, 2014
Wyndham Grand



Commencement Speaker

To Be Announced


Doors Open:  5:30 p.m.
Students Report to Registration By:  6 p.m.
Ceremony:  7 p.m.
Reception Immediately Following Ceremony


Graduate Students: Register Online

Event tickets will be available at the Graduation Fair on March 8, March 11, and/or March 12.


Faculty/Staff: Register Online

Deadline for faculty and staff to order regalia is March 21, 2014. 

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Hooding Central

You are cordially invited to celebrate Point Park University's 2014 Master's Degree Hooding 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 have submitted an application for graduation with the Office of the University Registrar by the appropriate deadlines will be recognized in the hooding program. You must RSVP by April 16, 2014 to participate in the hooding ceremony.

Master's Degree Hooding Policy
Students who have completed or who are registered to complete all degree requirements by the end of Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 semesters are permitted to participate in the hooding ceremony.  Students who are in good academic standing and who can finish their degree requirements by Summer 2014, according to a plan that has been reviewed and approved by their respective dean, are also permitted to participate in the hooding ceremony.  

Master's Degree Hooding Photographs
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 the icon below. 





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Hooding Preparation

Deadlines for graduation applications are as follows:

  • Fall: July 31, 2013
  • Spring: Sept. 30, 2013
  • Summer: Jan. 30, 2014

Student Correspondence

Graduation Application

Master's Degree Hooding and Commencement Checklist

Graduation Fair:  

March 8, 2014
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Ballroom

March 11, 2014
Noon - 6 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Ballroom

March 12, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 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, Conference and Event Services and Bookstore 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 listed above. If you need additional announcements they can be purchased online at Balfour.

Day of Instructions

Master's Degree Hooding and Commencement FAQs

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Venue Information  

Wyndham Grand Hotel


The Master's Degree Hooding Ceremony will be held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in the Ballroom at 7 p.m.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  Students should report to registration at 6 p.m.  A volunteer will be there to greet and assist you to the procession lines.  Please bring your calling card with you.  The post reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

Self and valet parking is available at the Gateway Garage adjacent the Wyndham Grand. Their parking rate is $8 for self-parking and $20 for valet parking.

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Alumni Association

Susan Orr Photo 2013Graduates from the Class of 2014: 

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 54th 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 Signature

Susan Orr, President
Alumni Association Board of Directors

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Contact Information

Office of Academic and Student Affairs
      Jan Ryan
      Phone: 412-392-3484
      Email: jryan@pointpark.edu

Office of the Registrar
      Francesca Sirianni
      Phone: 412-392-3861
      Email: fsirianni@pointpark.edu

Student Accounts
      Misty Abraham       
      Phone: 412-392-3442
      Email: mabraham@pointpark.edu

Conference & Event Services
Phone: 412-392-4200
      Email: events@pointpark.edu

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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.   

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