All 8,000 of Pitt’s graduating students — undergrad, graduate, doctoral and professional — will be honored at the online celebration planned for 11:30 a.m. April 26.
The 30-minute event will feature Pittsburghers and members of the Pitt community, as well as some surprise guests, offering congratulatory messages. In addition, the winners of the Emma Locke and Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year awards will be revealed.
To access the event, tune in to the livestream on Facebook by going to the University’s official Facebook page. “Like” the page beforehand to receive a notification when the livestream begins.
To watch the celebration on YouTube, visit the official University of Pittsburgh YouTube channel. When the livestream begins, this video will appear at the top of the page with a “Live Now” icon — just click on the video to start watching. Subscribe to the channel to receive a notification when the live feed starts.
Grads can post photos on the University’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages by using #PittGrad20. These photos will be included in our virtual recreation of the 1920 Living Panther.
In addition, the regional campuses are planning their own online events this weekend.
Pitt–Bradford: 2 p.m. April 26, featuring remarks by Catherine Koverola, president of Pitt-Bradford, who will also confer degrees. At www.upb.pitt.edu/commencement, on the UPB Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PittBradford/ and on the YouTube channel, uPittBradford
Pitt–Greensburg: 11 a.m. April 25 on the school’s Facebook page or on YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/pittgreensburgvideos/
Pitt–Johnstown: 1 p.m. April 25, featuring faculty, University administrators, and special guests who will recognize Pitt-Johnstown seniors in a virtual "shout out." President Jem Spectar will confer degrees in the Facebook Live event at facebook.com/PittJohnstown.
Pitt–Titusville: 2 p.m. April 25 at www.titusville.pitt.edu/virtual-graduation.