Commencement Week Schedule (Graduate)

The 2020 commencement week will occur May 4-9


**Due to the large number of expected graduates, tickets for Commencement Convocation 2020 will be given to each participating graduate. Graduates may pick up tickets in the MU Bookstore starting Tuesday, April 14. Guests without tickets are welcome to watch the live stream.



Click here to download the complete May 2020 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 26, 2020 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).
Online registration for 50 Nights coming soon.


Graduates need to order caps and gowns online by March 20.


Visit this link for more information on caps and gowns ordering.




Commencement Week Schedule (Graduate)



Monday May 4 to Saturday, May 9

(8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. pick up caps and gowns in Bookstore. See Bookstore hours below for availability). All caps and gowns must be picked up by 1:00 p.m. Saturday.


Bookstore Hours

Monday, May 4 - Thursday, May 7:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, May 8: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 9:
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Tuesday 5

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

Wednesday 6

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

Thursday 7

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

Friday 8

All day (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) - Pick Up Caps and Gowns in the Bookstore

11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. -Snacks on the Patio, Banks Center. Sponsored by Student Engagement. Pick up tickets in the Bookstore. Photo booth and caricaturist, sponsored by the Alumni Association.



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 required 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 Mass, 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 9

8:45 a.m. - Anderson Center opens

9:00 a.m. - Line up for Commencement, Lemmond Theater

10:00 a.m. - Graduate Commencement Convocation, Anderson Center - Tickets are required for admission to the graduate commencement ceremony (no limit). Graduates may pick up tickets in the Bookstore starting Tuesday, April 14.

11:30 a.m. - Commencement Lunch, Banks Student Life Center- No charge for graduates; $12.75 charge for each guest. 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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