Mercyhurst University

Congratulations, new Lakers!

Officially Join the Mercyhurst Community

You did it! You’ve made it through college applications and set yourself on the road to a bright future at Mercyhurst. For more than 90 years, Mercyhurst students and graduates have been leaders in their fields, dedicated to making a positive impact in the world. We’re proud and excited to have you as a part of this tradition. This is your moment. Carpe Diem.

All that’s left are a few quick steps to officially join our vibrant and diverse Mercyhurst community. Welcome to the Laker family!

Confirm Your Spot Today

This is the most important step. Once it’s done, you can kick back and enjoy your summer, confident that come fall, there’s a place just for you at Mercyhurst. Please complete your Intent to Enroll form and submit your $250 (non-refundable) enrollment deposit, and you’ll be all set! You can do so either online through your Admissions Portal or by mail.


student with Luke the Laker Carpe Diem graduation cap Student holding acceptance letter

What's Next

Visiting campus and getting to know your future classmates and professors are special experiences once you have received your letter of acceptance. For many, it’s the first time they truly begin to see themselves as part of the university community. And now, with a place for you at Mercyhurst, we welcome the opportunity to offer you a glimpse into your life as a Laker! There are several ways you can visit and begin building new Laker friendships: 

Get Ready...

We’ll be in touch this summer about orientation sessions, where you’ll learn all the logistics of campus life, like where to eat and what to bring. If you have any questions about anything along the way, please contact us at:


Mercyhurst University Office of Admissions
501 East 38th Street
Erie, Pa 16546
Phone: 814-824-2202

Your Experience Awaits!

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