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📷 Students walking along AJ's Way
We will celebrate the many achievements of our graduating
students at Commencement on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at
2:00 pm. at the Erie Insurance Arena.
The Commencement ceremony is the highlight of the winter semester
for the University community, and we are looking forward to
celebrating this wonderful event with you. Please review
carefully the information on this website in preparation for
Commencement weekend and retain all information for reference as
the event draws closer.
It is a Gannon
tradition that we personalize the Commencement ceremony by
announcing the name of each graduate. Although this tradition
takes time, the special recognition of each graduate symbolizes
Gannon's commitment as a student-centered university. It
communicates value and affection for each individual and
family. Accordingly, graduates and members of the audience are
asked to remain in their seats throughout the ceremony so that they
do not interfere with the special moments of others.
Professional photographers will be present
to photograph each graduate. A video will also be available for
purchase (order form included with invitation).To avoid congestion
and to maintain decorum during the ceremony, friends and family
members are asked to refrain from approaching the stage to take
pictures. After the recessional, when all graduates have left
the commencement area, graduates and their families are welcome to
return to the stage to take pictures. It should be noted that
the Gannon monument alongside Old Main has become a very popular
site for commencement pictures.
Do you have a family member or guest that will need
accessible seating accommodations? Please
call the Office of Academic Affairs at (814) 871-7401.
We look forward to celebrating Commencement with you. The entire
Gannon community is grateful and proud that you have allowed us to
be a part of your lives, and we wish you God's blessing for the
Tickets are not required for the Commencement ceremony or for any other event. Seating for all of the activities is on a first come, first served basis.
The Baccalaureate Mass is a celebration of the University Community. On this occasion we thank God for all that our graduates have accomplished. We ask for God’s continued guidance upon their futures. Graduates, families and friends are invited to this liturgy.
Assembly of Graduates