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📷 Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel
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We will celebrate the many achievements of our graduating
students at Commencement on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at
2:00 pm. at the Gannon Hammermill Center. The
Commencement ceremony is the highlight of the fall 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
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
Professional photographers will be present
to photograph each graduate. A video will also be available for
purchase (order form was mailed with invitation). 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. It should be
noted that the Gannon monument alongside Old Main has become a very
popular site for commencement pictures.
Do you have a family member or guest that will need
disabled seating accommodations? Please call
the Provost's office at (814) 871-7401.
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
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.
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.
Assembly of Graduates and Employees