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From backyard-built thrill rides to presidential security detail in Dublin, David Matelan's path to Pitt focused on leadership and ingenuity. After serving five years in the Marines, he's set to graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering this month.

Elaine Khodzhayan has amassed a sweet army of fans with her "And a Chocolate Drizzle" Instagram page. The graduating senior says her passion for baking and her love of technology are part of what will lead her to her life's next phase.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Read on for helpful information that celebrants and guests need to navigate the undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies.