Graduation is not an automatic process. University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown students who have 75 earned credits must apply for graduation.


The Application for Graduation may be downloaded or obtained from the Registrar's Office. The form must be turned in to the Registrar's Office. Upon review and final approval your degree is conferred and your diploma is ordered. All financial obligations to the University must be satisfied to receive your diploma. 

Note: The name on your Graduation Application must be identical to the way it appears on the University's student information system. In order to change your name, you are required to provide legal documentation such as a birth certificate, marriage license, divorce decree, or court order.


The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown holds one annual commencement ceremony that is held immediately following the end of the Spring term in the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center. Students who graduate within the academic year are invited to attend. The academic year encompasses August and December of one year and April and June of the following year. (Example: August and December 2018 graduates and April and June 2019 will be invited to the 2019 annual commencement ceremony).

Information on ordering regalia, tickets, and announcements will be sent to the home addresses of eligible students in late January. Learn more on the Commencement page.

Questions or concerns about the commencement ceremony should be directed to the Office of Conference Services at 814-269-1900.

Also note that graduates must register to participate in the 2019 Pitt-Johnstown Commencement ceremony on Saturday April 27, at the Sports Center.

Your diploma, along with a complimentary official transcript, will be mailed to you at no charge approximately one month after the end of your term of graduation. These documents will be mailed to the address provided on your graduation application. Please contact the Registrar's Office if this address changes. Upon receipt please check your diploma and transcript carefully and immediately notify the Registrar's Office of any discrepancies.

For information about ordering additional copies of your transcript, visit the Transcripts page.

If your anticipated graduation date changes, contact the Registrar's Office.

Graduation Application Deadlines

  • April, June, and August graduates – September 17 of the previous year
  • December graduates – April 15 of the previous year

Note: A $15 fee will be assessed for any application received after the deadline.