Commencement Week Schedule (Graduate)

The 2017 commencement week will occur May 15-20


Click here to download the complete May 2017 commencement week flyer containing information on commencement luncheon, senior class photos and more (pdf).

Click here to download the graduate commencement week postcard (pdf).


Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
50 Nights to Commencement Celebration
Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall

You are invited to attend a cocktail reception to celebrate the countdown to graduation. You will have the opportunity to meet and gain experience networking with alumni, faculty and staff as we toast the start of your journey as Misericordia Alumni! Dress to network (business attire)
Register for 50 Nights here.


Monday May 15 to Saturday, May 20

(8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.) Bookstore Graduates pick up caps and gowns through May 20. All caps and gowns must be picked up by 1:00 p.m. Saturday.

Tuesday 16

All day (8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.) - Pick Up Caps and Gowns in the Bookstore

Wednesday 17

All day (8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.) - Pick Up Caps and Gowns in the Bookstore

Thursday 18

All day (8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.) - Pick Up Caps and Gowns in the Bookstore

Friday 19

All day (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) - Pick Up Caps and Gowns in the Bookstore

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Check- In for Graduates and Families, MacDowell Hall- For graduates and families staying on campus for the weekend.

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. -Check in for Graduated Families, MacDowell Hall For graduates and families staying on campus for the weekend.

11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. -
Commencement Picnic, Banks Center.
RSVP on myMU by
May 8 to reserve lunch for graduating students only.
(to RSVP you must be logged in to MyMU)

2:00 p.m. - Graduate Commencement Rehearsal, Lemmond Theater- All graduates, unless excused by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, must attend the commencement rehearsal and ceremony. Graduates are to have their caps and gowns for rehearsal for the class photo following.

3:00 p.m. - Graduate Class Photograph, Anderson Center- Following rehearsal, the entire class will be photographed as a group. Caps and gowns are required for the class photo.

4:00 p.m. - Baccalaureate Liturgy, Lemmond Theater- Graduates and families of all faiths are welcome to participate in this special liturgy, which is part of our Catholic and Mercy Tradition. No tickets required.

6:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony, Lemmond Theater
For graduates and guests. Award recipients will be notified prior to the event. No tickets are required for admission.

Saturday 20

8:45 a.m. - Anderson Center opens

9:30 a.m. - Line up for Commencement, Lemmond Theater

9:30-11:30 a.m. - Check- out of Residence Halls

10:00 a.m. - Graduate Commencement Convocation, Anderson Center - Tickets are not required for admission to the graduate commencement ceremony.

11:30 a.m. - Commencement Lunch, Banks Student Life Center- No charge for graduates; $12.00 charge for each guests. Tickets are required. Contact the bookstore at (570) 674-6271.


  • Any graduate or family member or guest of a graduate who requires disability service arrangements such as parking, should notify the Dean of Students' Office at 674-6238 as soon as this guide is received.

Guests will not be allowed to interrupt graduates' procession into Anderson Center. Late arrivals will be seated after graduates are in the building. A capacity crowd is expected.

The University has employed a photographer to take individual photographs of each student receiving his or her diploma. Click here for details on ordering individual photos.

A DVD of the entire ceremony will also be made available for purchase. Click here for details on DVD ordering.
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