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We will celebrate the many achievements of our graduating
students at Commencement on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Erie Insurance Arena.
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
Pre-order Flowers or Commencement T-Shirts
Due to state and local COVID restrictions, graduates will walk in a designated session with their peers. Graduates are only permitted to attend their designated session.
Graduate and Doctoral students, all collegesView Program
College of Engineering and Business, undergraduate, College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, undergraduateView Program
In accordance with CDC recommendations, masks must be worn throughout the ceremony by both participants and guests.
Due to state and local COVID-19 restrictions, each graduate is permitted two guests to attend the ceremony and Baccalaureate Mass in-person to celebrate this exciting milestone. Guest tickets will be provided at regalia pickup and must be shown upon entering the venue to attend Baccalaureate Mass and/or commencement.
A livestream of the events will be provided for additional family members and those unable to attend in-person. Photo Submission Do you have any photos of you or your friends that are graduating in May? If so, please share them with us to display on the screens during Commencement. Photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.