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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.
Academic attire will be worn for the ceremony. Caps and gowns may be picked up in the Registrar's Office from May 5th through May 8, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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 ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at 8:30 a.m.
in the Waldron Campus Center, Room 219. Baccalaureate Mass will
take place at St. Peter Cathedral at 10:00 a.m. followed by a
reception in the Yehl Alumni Room in the Waldron Campus Center for
graduates and their families, and faculty and administration.
The commencement ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Erie
insurance Arena. Graduates should report to the Arena by 1:10
p.m. to ensure that the procession may begin on time.
At Erie Insurance Arena, graduates 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
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
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 email@example.com and we will add them to the slideshow.