Fall Open Houses

Join us at our November open house to take a campus tour, meet with professors, and learn why Hurst is Home! 

Visits and Events

Opportunities for exploring Mercyhurst and discoving the Laker Life are currently available on campus or without leaving home! Our virtual and in-person campus visits and events give you the chance to experience the history, academic culture, hospitality, and spirit of community that animate life at Mercyhurst. 

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Find Your Passion

With more than 100 academic disciplines, Mercyhurst affords you the opportunity for passionate study in nearly any field.

Recent Alumni Spotlight

Meet one of Mercyhurst's recent graduates and follow along their journey at the Hurst and post-graduation!

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Morgan (Wangler) Smith '18

Degree(s): B.A. in Early Childhood and Special Education with a minor in French
Current Employment: Kindergarten Teacher, Fairview School District, Erie area

During her four years at Mercyhurst, Morgan was involved in many clubs and organizations to help prepare her for her role as a teacher. As president of Kappa Delta Pi, the education honors society, and a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, she cultivated experiences for teacher candidates to gain real-world experience in the field of education. Along with her involvement in education-related activities, Morgan was also an Ambassador for four years, a Resident Assistant for three years, and a student mentor for the Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM) program for two years. These experiences helped her refine her leadership skills in a variety of ways. After graduation, Morgan started her dream job as a kindergarten teacher at Fairview Elementary School in Erie, PA - the same school where she completed her student teaching during her time at Mercyhurst! 

Mercyhurst by the Numbers

95% of graduates are employed/enroll in grad school within a year

99% of undergraduates receive financial aid

85% of pre-health students accepted to health programs

14 to 1 student-faculty ratio

Upcoming Events


Mercyhurst Civic Orchestra Concert

Sunday, October 24, 2021 | 4:30 pm
Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center

ELIES Film Screening: "Mankiller: Activist, Feminist, Cherokee Chief”

Thursday, November 04, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Mercy Heritage Room

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Taylor Little Theatre

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