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Commencement Schedule



Click here to download the December 2013 commencement week postcard (pdf)

Monday, December 9 thru Saturday, December 14
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Bookstore
Graduates pick up caps and gowns through December 14.

Bookstore Hours

Monday, December 9 and Thursday, December 12 Open until 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, December 10, 11 and 13 Open until 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 14 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Friday, December 13
6:00 p.m. Commencement Rehearsal in the Anderson Center
Commencement Rehearsal  for all graduates; unless excused by the Registrar’s Office, all graduates must attend the commencement rehearsal and ceremony. Graduates are to have their caps and gowns for rehearsal, which may be picked up at the bookstore.

7:00 p.m Class Photographs in the Anderson Center
Class Photographs will be taken following rehearsal. The entire class will be photographed as a group in the Anderson Center. Caps and gowns are required. 

Saturday, December 14
10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate Mass, Anderson Center
Graduates and families of all faiths are welcome to participate in this important part of our Mercy tradition. No tickets are required for admission.

12:00 p.m. Commencement Luncheon, Dining Hall
No charge for graduates and guests are $8.50 per person.  Tickets are required, contact the bookstore at (570)-674-6271

1:15 p.m. Line up for Commencement, MacDowell Hall

2:00 p.m. Commencement Convocation in the Anderson Center
Commencement Convocation, Tickets required, six tickets per graduate. Graduates may pick up tickets in Registrar’s Office starting December 2nd, after completing the online graduating student survey.