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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.

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

500+ student events hosted each year

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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Daniel Leonard ‘20

Degree(s): B.A. Hospitality Management with a concentration in Event Planning
Current Employment: Events Assistant at Ida Rose Events & Design, Washington, D.C. area

During his time at Mercyhurst, Daniel served on the boards of 3 student clubs, helped start several others, and was elected as a Cultural & Diversity club representative through Mercyhurst Student Government. He was a staff writer for The Merciad for two years and served on the Senior Class Gift Committee. To gain real-world hospitality experience, Daniel completed two internships through Mercyhurst. He worked at Kensington Park Senior living in their food and beverage department and PanoPlanning virtual tours in their marketing and sales departments. Daniel was proud to become the thirteenth member of his family to graduate from Mercyhurst when he walked the stage with the class of 2020. Daniel has since received a job in the hospitality industry and has begun his journey working as an assistant at Ida Rose Events & Design with hopes of owning his own event planning company one day.

Upcoming Events


MIAC Live: Ana Gasteyer: Sugar & Booze

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center

Small Ensembles Concert

Wednesday, December 01, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Walker Recital Hall

A Mercyhurst Christmas Gala

Sunday, December 05, 2021 | 3:00 pm
Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

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