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  • Commencement

    We will celebrate the many achievements of our graduating students at Commencement on November 21, 2020 in the Hammermill Center.  The Commencement ceremony is the highlight of the 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 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).

    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 future.

    Guests Not Permitted Policy

    For the well-being of all participants, guests will not be permitted at the in-person Commencement. Only graduating students are permitted to attend the ceremony. A livestream of the event will be available for guests to participate virtually.

    Schedule of Events

    Time Location Event
    11:00 a.m. Hammermill Center

    Baccalaureate Mass

    12:30 p.m. Waldron Campus Center: Club LaRiccia

    Assembly of Graduates

    1:00 p.m. Hammermill Center