FAQs

Undergraduate Students

When is the adult and traditional graduation?

Sunday, May 18th, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at the Erie Insurance Arena.

Why did the university combine the adult and traditional graduation?

Seating is not limited at the Erie Insurance Arena. Adults have indicated their preference to participate in commencement with traditional student classmates.

Are tickets required for graduation?


No. Guests are seated on a first come, first serve basis.

What about parking?

Parking is available at the Erie Insurance Arena Ramp on East 8th Street between French and Holland Streets. ($5.00 parking fee - cash only). Handicap parking is available on the north side of the Arena.

What time do the doors open for guests to be seated?

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.

What time do the graduates arrive for line-up?

The graduates must arrive by 1:00 p.m. for line-up and assistance with academic attire.

Graduate Students

When is the graduate graduation?

Saturday, May 17th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Mercyhurst University.

Why are tickets required for graduation?

The PAC accommodates 792 people.  Tickets for the available seats will be divided evenly among the students participating in the commencement exercises.

How many tickets will each student get?

Each participating graduate student receives 6 tickets. 

What if I need more tickets?

Each participant will receive 6 tickets, but some students may not need all of them. These students are encouraged to share their extra tickets with those needing more. The Registrar's Office has some additional tickets. Request are by calling Sr. Patricia Whalen (814-824-3070) or through Email (pwhalen@mercyhurst.edu). An additional ticket is distributed on a first come/first serve basis.  

How do I get my tickets?

Tickets will be distributed in the bookstore early in May when graduates pick up their cap and gown.

What about parking?

There are parking spaces in front of the PAC. If that lot is full, guests can park in the ramp.

What time do the doors open for guests to be seated?

Doors will open at 12:45 p.m.

What time do the graduates arrive for line-up?

The graduates must arrive in the lobby of Hirt Center by 1:00 p.m. for line-up and assistance with academic attire.

 

Events

Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

An Afternoon of Dance

Dates: Apr 27

Location: Ridge Library Great Room, North East

Mercyhurst North East