Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will celebrate its 226thcommencement activities Fri., May 27, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins will present the commencement address. Dr. Harkins is director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). His vocation has led him to serve in the church, in theological education, and in politics. He is a graduate of Boston University, Union Theological Seminary, and United Theological Seminary. 



Schedule of Events


May 27, 2022, 3:00 p.m., East Liberty Presbyterian Church
In-person and Livestreamed

9:00 a.m., Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal, East Liberty Presbyterian Church 
10:30 a.m. Awards Brunch, Kadel Dining Room, PTS. Graduates and guests must RSVP for this brunch. 
1:30 p.m. Class photos and optional individual pictures and line-up, ELPC
3:00 p.m. Commencement

During this time we will also celebrate the Seminary's 2020 and 2021 graduates. 

Due to COVID protocols, this year’s commencement is ticketed. Guests will not be admitted without a ticket. The Class of 2022 graduates will receive six tickets each. Graduates who need more than six tickets should ask fellow grads who are not using all their tickets for their unused tickets.

Grads and guests much complete the Seminary’s daily health check before/upon arrival (https://livesafe.jotform.com/211685051786158) and be free from symptoms of COVID-19. Additional protocols may be in place at the time of commencement and will be communicated in advance.

Commencement Livestream