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Digital Commencement Guide
Schedule of Events
Ticket Information
Academic Regalia
Hotel Information

2020 Commencement Guide

The 2020 Digital Commencement Guide (PDF) is your go-to resource for all of the information regarding Commencement events. In the guide, you will find information on academic attire, diploma distribution, as well as information needed for guests. 



Schedule of Events

Friday, May 8, 2020

Baccalaureate Mass for All – 4 p.m.
Gymnasium, Griffin Complex

All graduates and their families are welcome!
Registration Information coming soon!

University Reception – 5 p.m. 
Dining Hall and Griffinaerie, Waldron Center

All graduates and their families are welcome!
Registration Information coming soon!

Honors Convocation – 6:30 p.m.
Gymnasium, Griffin Complex

By invitation only 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Graduate Commencement – 10 a.m.
For students receiving their Masters and Doctoral degrees

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
100 Station Avenue
 Oaks, PA 19456

Undergraduate Commencement – 2 p.m.
For students receiving their Associates and Bachelors degrees

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
100 Station Avenue
 Oaks, PA 19456

Ticket Information

Master's and Doctoral degree graduates will receive ten (10) tickets for their Commencement ceremony.  Associate and Bachelor's degree graduates will receive eight (8) tickets for their Commencement ceremony. Extra tickets are not available. Guests must present a ticket to gain entry to the Commencement ceremony. Graduates, infants, and children who are able to sit on laps are not required to have a ticket to attend their Commencement ceremony. 

Academic Regalia

*Note: Graduates are only permitted to wear University-issued regalia, including cords, hoods, sashes, and tassels. Graduates wearing non-University issued regalia will be asked to remove the items. 

Ordering Your Academic Regalia

Orders must be placed by March 9, 2020! 

  1. Navigate to Regalia Website
  2. Click on “Graduation Caps and Gowns”
  3. Select your campus: Bensalem, Center City, or Gwynedd Valley. 
  4. If you are a GPS/online student, you may choose any campus that is most convenient for you to pick up your regalia. If you live out of state or at a significant distance, please email to make arrangements to receive your regalia. 
  5. Select your regalia based upon your degree: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
  6. Select “Customize”
  7. Enter your height and weight
  8. Select your major/curriculum
  9. Click “Add to Cart”
  10. Enter your first and last name and click “Checkout”
  11. Click on “Continue as a Guest”
  12. Enter your contact information
  13. Review your order and click “Submit Order”

Step-by-step visual instructions are available here

Picking Up Your Academic Regalia Order

If you submit your regalia order by March 9, 2020, your regalia will be shipped directly to the campus you selected on the ordering website. 

Regalia orders delivered to the Philadelphia and Bensalem campuses will be available for pick up on or after April 20, 2020. Students will also be able to pick up their Commencement announcements and tickets at these campuses. 

Gwynedd Valley campus students (or GPS/online students who specified delivery to Gwynedd Valley) will be able to pick up their regalia, Commencement announcements, and tickets at one of the Graduate Finale events. 

Graduate Finale #1
Monday, April 20, 2020
3 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
Rotelle Lounge, The Griffin Complex

Graduate Finale #2
Thursday, April 23, 2020
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Rotelle Lounge, The Griffin Complex

If you cannot attend the above Graduate Finale events, or if you were unable to submit your regalia order by March 9, 2020, you may pick up your regalia, commencement announcements, tickets, and commencement guide at the Last Minute Needs Day event:

Last Minute Needs Day
Monday, April 27, 2020
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Rotelle Lounge, The Griffin Complex

Hotel Information

The Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton – Valley Forge/Oaks is providing a special room rate for the GMercyU Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Please see below for important information:

King Room: $125.00 per night

For reservations, call: 610-676-0900 or 1-877-STAYHIO
Direct online booking link:
Group name: Gwynedd Mercy University
Group code: GMU

Reservations MUST be placed by 4/8/2020 to receive the above rate. Rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to other major bookings in the hotels adjacent to the Expo Center, we are only able to provide this special rate at the Hampton Inn and Suites. 

Amenities and other important information:

  • Rates apply to hotel stays between Friday, May 8, 2020 and Sunday, May 10, 2020
  • Check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is 12 p.m.
  • The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the Expo Center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and complimentary breakfast to guests.

Questions? Please email