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Commencement

  • Join us during the Commencement Ceremony as we celebrate and recognize the academic achievements of our graduates!

    The Commencement ceremony is the highlight of the semester for the University community and we look forward to celebrating this wonderful event with you.  Please review carefully the information on this website in preparation for Commencement 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.  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.

    Accessible seating accommodations are available upon request.  Please contact the Provost office at 814-871-7401 to request accommodations.

    We look forward to celebrating Commencement with you.  The entire Gannon community is grateful and proud that you have allowed us to be part of your lives, and we wish you God’s blessing for the future.

    Please be sure to click on the left side tab for more information regarding the following Commencements:

    Sunday, December 12th  Commencement-Erie Campus

    Saturday, May 7th             Commencement-Erie Campus

    Sunday, May 15th              Commencement-Ruskin Campus