Memorial Services

Scheduling a Memorial Service:

A University affiliation is not required to schedule a memorial service at Heinz Chapel.

Memorial Services may be held during regular chapel hours, Monday through Friday and Sunday based on availability.  The fee is payable by a departmental transfer or credit card at the time the reservation is confirmed and is non-refundable.

In all instances a separate fee will apply for the services of an organist, if required. Guest organists are permitted for memorial services. A letter of credentials must accompany the written request for a guest organist.

The department or individual scheduling the service is responsible for all details of the service. The Chapel staff can assist with clarifying what those details may include (e.g.,  clergy, speakers, flowers, printed programs, etc.).

The Memorial Service for Dr. Thomas Starzl was held on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

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Memorial Services Fees:

  • by a University Department for current or past faculty, staff and students.  Fee: $500.00
  • for deceased faculty, staff, students and alumni (verification of graduation required).  Department sponsorship not required.  Fee: $1,000.00
  • by alumni (verification of graduation required) and current or past faculty or staff for an immediate family member (i.e., spouse, parents or children). Department sponsorship not required.  Fee: $1,250.00
  • by and for those with no University of Pittsburgh affiliation.  Fee: $2,000.00