Graduation FAQs

When is the graduation?
The commencement will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2018 at 2 p.m., at Ridge Building.

Are tickets required for graduation?
Yes. Commencement tickets will be included with your cap/gown pick up.  Each graduate will receive six (6) tickets.

When can I pick-up my cap and gown?
Caps and gowns will be in the MNE bookstore for pick up Monday, December 11 through Thursday, December 14, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Place gown on a hanger immediately; if after several days there are still wrinkles, press it with a cool iron.

What about parking?
Parking is available in all campus lots. Handicap parking is available.

Is handicap seating available?
Handicap seating is available for families attending commencement at Ridge Building. Once inside someone will direct you to the handicapped seating area. Handicap parking is available. If your guest(s) need handicap seating, please contact Courtney Renner (crenner@mercyhurst.edu) ASAP.

What time do the doors open for guests to be seated?
Doors will open at 1 p.m.

What time do the graduates arrive for line-up?
The graduates must arrive at 1 p.m. for line-up and assistance with academic attire.