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Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, 2nd floor, Insalaco Hall (closest parking lot by Bevevino Library and Mercy Hall - look for the transparent shuttle bus shelter)
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Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, 2nd floor, Insalaco Hall (closest parking lot by Bevevino Library and Mercy Hall - look for the transparent shuttle bus shelter)
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Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, 2nd floor, Insalaco Hall (closest parking lot by Bevevino Library and Mercy Hall - look for the transparent shuttle bus shelter)
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Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, 2nd floor, Insalaco Hall (closest parking lot by Bevevino Library and Mercy Hall - look for the transparent shuttle bus shelter)
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Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, 2nd floor, Insalaco Hall (closest parking lot by Bevevino Library and Mercy Hall - look for the transparent shuttle bus shelter)
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Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, 2nd floor, Insalaco Hall (closest parking lot by Bevevino Library and Mercy Hall - look for the transparent shuttle bus shelter)

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Misericordia University is situated in northeastern Pennsylvania and is a testament to the enduring legacy of the Sisters of Mercy.

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Established in 1924 to educate the women of the region, the university began its journey as Luzerne County's first four-year institution of higher learning in September of that year. This foundational moment was marked by the gathering of over 2,500 individuals and the commencement of 37 students' academic pursuits under the motto "Mulier Fortis,” which means valiant women trained in scholarship and spirituality.

Initially named College Misericordia, the university was situated on nearly 100 acres of land in Dallas, Pennsylvania. This land was procured in 1914, setting the stage for a future of educational excellence. Misericordia transitioned to co-educational status in the 1970s and has since expanded its offerings to include graduate programs, maintaining its commitment to superior education for a diverse student body.

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From its inception, Misericordia was envisioned as a sanctuary for broad-based liberal arts and pre-professional studies, welcoming students of all faiths.
Its commitment to providing quality education through the core values of mercy, service, justice, and hospitality has been unwavering for nearly a century. The Religious Sisters of Mercy, who founded the institution following their mission to serve the impoverished, sick, and uneducated since their establishment in Dublin in 1831, laid a strong foundation for Misericordia's ethos. Their arrival in the Wyoming Valley area of Pennsylvania in 1875 and subsequent efforts in education and healthcare paved the way for the university's creation.

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Today, Misericordia University is a vibrant community on over 250 acres of land with roughly 2,106 students, recognized for its collaborative learning environment, engaging co-curricular activities, and exceptional academic programs.
The university boasts notable graduation and retention rates, reflecting its commitment to student success. With over 50 academic programs, Misericordia also shines in athletics, offering 30 intercollegiate programs as a member of NCAA Division III. This includes recent additions such as STUNT, Men’s and Women’s Wrestling, and Men’s Ice Hockey.

Misericordia's reputation for excellence is nationally recognized. As the university approaches its 100th anniversary in 2024, it stands as a monument to the vision and values of the Sisters of Mercy, continually evolving to meet the needs of its community while remaining steadfast in its foundational commitments.