If you are expecting to graduate from Pitt-Johnstown, you must apply early in the term prior to your final semester. See the guidelines on the Apply For Graduation page.

The application for graduation may be downloaded or obtained from the Registrar's Office. The application must be turned in to the Registrar's Office by the deadline specified for a selected graduation period. A $15 fee will be assessed for any application received after the deadline.


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 2013 graduates and April and June 2014 will be invited to the 2014 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.

Replacement Diplomas

Additional or replacement copies of your diploma may be purchased at any time after graduation. Requests for additional/replacement diplomas can be made by submitting a written request. Print and complete the online Diploma Request form and deliver or mail it with the required $25.00 fee to the address below. This fee includes the cost of standard mailing within the domestic United States. Additional fees will be charged for overnight or overseas mailing. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Pitt-Johnstown.

Note: Replacement diplomas must be ordered with the name as it appeared while attending the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. If you wish to order a replacement diploma with a different name other than the name you attended Pitt-Johnstown under you must complete a student information update and provide acceptable documentation to the Registrar's office. Fees may be assessed in cases where historical records are affected. (Acceptable documentation consists of birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree, formal court order, or a valid passport.)

The reorder process takes approximately four weeks. Replacement diplomas will be in the current style and font and bear the signatures of the current administrators.

Mail request to:
Office of the Registrar
279 Blackington Hall
Johnstown, PA 15904