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Information for Families and Guests

  • We are looking forward to celebrating this exciting milestone with you and your graduate and recognizing their degree conferral at Gannon’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

    We have outlined various guidelines below in order for us to celebrate as safely as possible.  

    Arrival & Seating

    Doors will open an hour before each ceremony for families. 


    Professional Photographers from Grad Images will be taking your pictures as you enter and exit the stage.  You will receive an email proof within a few weeks. 

    You can also view proofs on


    If you would like to purchase a video on a USB drive, you can fill out the form that was included with your commencement invitation or you can click here and fill out this form and return it to the Provost Office. 


    A livestream of the events will be provided for additional family members and friends that are unable to attend in-person. Please visit: the day of the ceremony.


    There are no tickets needed for any of the Commencement events.

    Gifts for Graduates

    To further contribute to a safe and efficient environment for graduates, guests, and faculty, customers can pre-order flowers, shirts, and other commemorative merchandise. Guests who pre-order will be able to have a contact-free pickup experience. Order here