Most colleges and universities establish dates for graduate commencement ceremonies at least two to three semesters in advance. Included with this information are the times and locations of the ceremonies. These dates are published on college websites to allow the graduates and their guests to schedule travel and lodging arrangements early on. Due to the staggering number of colleges in Pittsburgh, thousands of people from across the country and all over the world attend the graduation ceremonies in the early summer, so trying to book a hotel room late is a mistake that guests had best avoid.

Book Reservations Early
The DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown gives guests convenient access to several of Pittsburgh’s most prestigious universities, including Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. Bookings come in fast, though, and even when commencement is still months away, the hotels nearest the universities may be filled to capacity. Therefore, once the graduation dates are finalized, it is advantageous to begin booking Duquesne University hotel rooms as soon as possible.

Considering Nearby Attractions
It is important to try to reserve rooms near the university or the location of the commencement ceremony if it is held off-campus. Fortunately for Duquesne University hotels, there is also a wide array of attractions located nearby in the downtown area of Pittsburgh, including shopping centers and restaurants. Some of the notable attractions within walking distance include the Heinz History Center and the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, and more attractions like the Mattress Factory and PNC Park are just a shuttle ride away.

Making Room Reservations
In addition to reserving rooms near the colleges and universities to easily meet up with graduating students, deciding on the best room accommodations is also an important factor when booking rooms for graduation ceremonies. Many of the rooms allow for a maximum occupancy of 4 people. Some rooms accommodate cribs and rollaway beds for families with infants. Duquesne University and University of Pittsburgh hotel rooms can accommodate a number of special needs for traveling families. When booking, make sure to have the total number of people in your party as well as any special needs family members have.

When booking Duquesne University hotels or University of Pittsburgh hotel rooms, the most important factors to take into consideration are the proximity to transportation hubs for a quick exit (unless families are driving), proximity to the students’ residence to meet with students and possibly help them pack, and proximity to the commencement venue, which families will want easy access to on the day of the ceremony. For families who want to spend more time in the city, finding hotels in downtown Pittsburgh is important for better access to different locations. Fortunately, the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown puts guests at the heart of the city, allowing them to the best access to the city’s transportation, attractions, and university activities. For more information about university graduation accommodations, contact the DoubleTree Pittsburgh downtown.