Commencement 2017

"You are seated before me, an impressive display of talent and ambition, enthusiasm and audacity, that compels us to believe our shared future is bright and our society's opportunities endless."

—Chancellor Gallagher, in his prepared speech to graduating students

Our University

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.


Chancellor Gallagher works closely with faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members, and others to further Pitt's missions of education, research, and economic development. View photos of the chancellor with members and friends of the University, as well as prestigious visitors to campus.



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