Schedule of Events

  • 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. At the Commencement Ceremony, seating on the main floor of the Erie Insurance Arena is reserved for graduates, faculty and special guests. 

    Time Location Event
    8:30 a.m. Room 219, Waldron Campus Center

    U.S. Army Commissioning Ceremony
    Faculty, family, and friends of the Commissionees are invited to attend.

    10:00 a.m. St. Peter Cathedral

    Baccalaureate Mass
    Parking is available in the GTE lot on the southeast corner of West Tenth and Sassafras Streets. 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.

    11:00 a.m. - Noon Yehl Room, Waldron Campus Center

    Commencement Reception
    Gannon will host a Commencement Reception in honor of the graduates, parents, spouses, families, and guests.

    1:00 p.m. Erie Insurance Arena

    Assembly of Graduates
    Graduates will assemble in the lower level of the Erie Insurance Arena. Entrance is on Holland Street.

    2:00 p.m. Erie Insurance Arena


    Call to Commencement, Commencement Address, Conferral of Degrees, Medal of Honor Award.

    Entrance to the north side of the building is on 8th street. The handicapped entrance is also on 8th street. Entrance to the south side of the building is on the south east corner of the building on Holland Street.