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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.

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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Nate Shemo '20

Degree(s): B.A. in Intelligence Studies
Current Employment: Admissions Counselor, Mercyhurst University

Originally from Connecticut, Nate Shemo was initially drawn to Mercyhurst as home of the nation's oldest — and one of the most prestigious — academic intelligence programs. His decision to come to Mercyhurst was made when he learned of its ACHA hockey program, which allowed him to participate in a competitive club sport along with his studies. Through connections he made in his major, Nate complete internships with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Office of the Public Defender in Hartford, CT. As a Mercyhurst student, he introduced prospective students and families to campus as a Student Ambassador, as well as serving as the Philanthropy Chair for Mercyhurst's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Before his admissions role at his alma mater, he served as Mercyhurst's Primary COVID-19 Contact Tracer, playing a role in supporting the university's COVID-19 response. Nate also works as an official for USA Hockey.

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


MIAC Live: Betty Buckley

Saturday, August 07, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Homecoming Weekend 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 11:00 am

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