President’s Message

deannemervcommencement2022.pngWelcome to Gwynedd Mercy University!

Here, you’ll find a tight-knit community, united in working to make a difference at home and in our communities. An institution rich in history, GMercyU is currently progressing through an exciting transformation, including a new 63,000 square foot Healthcare Innovation Center, a renovated residence hall for first-year students, upgraded baseball and softball fields, and much more. 

At GMercyU, faculty and staff are committed to academic excellence and care deeply about the success of our students. They love being a part of the transformation that our students experience as they learn about their disciplines, the world, and themselves. Our graduates are successful in fields including education, nursing, science, criminal justice, business, law, social services and entrepreneurial endeavors, as well as graduate school.

These graduates always cite the personal attention they received along with the focus on helping others as reasons that contributed to their success at Gwynedd Mercy University and in their lives after graduation.

Our Mercy values are infused into everything we do – no matter your major or program – and it is especially gratifying to see the many ways in which faculty, staff, and students work together to make a positive difference through service opportunities large and small.

The world has changed in many ways since our founding in 1948. As we celebrate our 75th anniversary in Fall 2023, our commitment to preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives in society remains as strong today as ever. Yet our commitment to improving lives through the work of our community in their respective fields feels more important, and urgent, than ever. 

Whether you'll join us for classes on campus in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania or take classes online, you’ll be a part of something special as a Griffin. I look forward to greeting you personally and officially welcoming you to Gwynedd Mercy University!


Deanne H. D'Emilio, JD