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📷 Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel
information is designed to answer your questions as you finalize your plans for
graduation. Contact us at 814-871-7401 if you have additional questions.
Any graduate with special needs who requires arrangements for attendance or
participation in Commencement events should contact the Registrar’s Office at
The day will begin with Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Mary, Seat of
Wisdom Chapel. The commencement ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. in
the Hammermill Center. Graduates should report to Club
LaRiccia by 1:15 p.m. to ensure that the procession may begin on
In the Club LaRiccia, you will be given a name card and placed
in line for the procession. All graduates will process
alphabetically within Doctoral, Master, Bachelor, and Associate
degree order to the reserved seating section at the beginning of
the ceremony. After the Commencement Address, Dr. Carolynn Masters,
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will come to the
podium and you will be instructed to walk to the stage. When
you reach the stage, hand your name card to the Ambassador.
As your name is being read, proceed to the center of the stage to
receive your diploma cover. (You will receive your diploma by mail
in January.) Following the ceremony, a reception will be held in
the Msgr. Addison Yehl Alumni Room in the Waldron Campus Center for
graduates and their families, and faculty and administration.
A professional photographer has been hired
to take your picture as you enter and exit the stage. You will
receive a proof within a few weeks. Graduation announcements are
currently available to order at the Gannon bookstore. Students who
feel their names may be mispronounced should contact the Office of
the Provost at (814) 871-7401 to provide correct pronunciation.
If you have any questions, please call the Provost's Office at
871-7401 or the Registrar's Office at 871-7614.
Do you want to see your photos displayed during the commencement ceremony? If so, please email us a photo of yourself or your friends that are graduating in December. Send all photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them to the slideshow.