Graduate Commencement Schedule & Information - Spring 2022
Graduation / Commencement masking policy
Update: May 4, 2022
Misericordia University has determined that masks are required for commencement and all associated indoor commencement events such as the baccalaureate liturgy and the awards ceremony. Masking is required in the Metz Dining Hall when you are not eating. The University is also taking steps so that all commencement events can continue, including increased ventilation and other measures.
Friday, February 4 to Monday, April 18
During this timeframe graduates can order caps and gowns online from Herff Jones.
The last day to order for free shipping to Campus Store: Thursday, March 31, 2022
In-store pick-up begins Monday, May 8, 2022
Last day to order for a "Fee to ship home": Monday, April 18, 2022
Regular Campus Store hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Campus Store hours during commencement week:
Monday, May 9 – Thursday, May 12: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, May 13: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 14: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Cheers to Alumni Forever Commencement Celebration, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall
*You are invited to attend a cocktail reception to celebrate your hard work and achievements. 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 online at misericordia.edu/cheers22
*Individuals will be required to provide proof of vaccination when registering to attend.
Class Gift: This is your chance to come together as the Class of 2022 and make an impact on an area of campus that matters to you most at MU. Make your legacy gift at misericordia.edu/2022gift.
Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2
11:00-3:00 PM: Senior Salute, Campus Store
Order your class rings and personalized announcements.
Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13
11:00 AM-1:00 PM: Graduation Headquarters Mercy Hall, Room 246
Stop by the Alumni Office for a special surprise, courtesy of the Alumni Association!
Monday, May 9 to Saturday, May 14
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Cap and Gown Pick Up, Campus Store
Graduates pick up caps and gowns. All caps and gowns must be picked up by 1:00 pm Saturday, May 14.
Friday, May 13
4:00 PM: 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 are required.
5:00 PM A Toast to The Graduates
Important Note: This event has been moved from the Insalaco Concourse to the outdoor tent and patio located outside the Banks Student Life Center. Masks for the event are also required.
Graduates and their guests are invited to a Champagne Reception with light hors d'oeuvres prior to the awards ceremony. Visit this link to RSVP in advance (required).
6:30 PM: Awards Ceremony, Lemmond Theater
For graduates and guests. Award recipients will be notified prior to the event. No tickets are required for admission
Saturday, May 14
9:00 AM: Line Up for Graduate Commencement, MacDowell Hall
10:00 AM: Graduate Commencement Convocation, Anderson Center
Tickets required, no limit. Doors of Anderson Center open at 8:30 AM. Graduates may pick up tickets in the Campus Store starting Monday, April 18.
11:30 AM: Commencement Lunch, Banks Student Life Center
No charge for graduates; $15 charge for each guest. Tickets are required. Contact the Campus Store at (570) 674-6271
*There is no in-person rehearsal. Please watch the commencement rehearsal video on the Misericordia University YouTube Channel.
Use #MUGrads on Social Media
It's almost graduation time! We salute the Misericordia University May Class of 2022, along with all of their hard work and accomplishments! Send your best to our graduates by sharing your well-wishes, celebration messages, and favorite moments with the tag #MUGrads on all social media to be shared with our whole community!
Earl & Sedor Photographic will photograph each graduate during the Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony. Go to earlandsedor.com/grads and click on Misericordia Spring 2022 graduation. You can enter your email to be notified when the gallery is launched. Register early to take advantage of the discounted two week period after the gallery is launched. There is no obligation to purchase, and your email will never be used for any other purpose.