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Commencement

2019 Commencement Guide

The 2019 Digital Commencement Guide 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

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Class of 2019 Spirit of Philadelphia Cruise

GMercyU graduating students are invited to join young alumni on a sunset cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia. Grab your best attire as we set sail, dine and dance on the Delaware River.

Click here for more details and to register!  

Friday, May 10, 2019

Baccalaureate Prayer Service - 4 p.m.
Julia Ball Auditorium, St. Bernard Hall

All graduates and their families are welcome!

**Please RSVP for the Baccalaureate Prayer Service.**
 

University Reception - 5:15 p.m.
Waldron Dining Hall and Griffinaerie

All graduates and their families are welcome!

**Please RSVP for the University Reception.**

Honors Convocation -  7 p.m.
Gymnasium, Griffin Complex

By invitation only.
 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 

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

Check the 2019 Digital Commencement Guide for more details!
 

Undergraduate Commencement - 2 p.m.
For students receiving their Associate and Bachelors degrees


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

Check the 2019 Digital Commencement Guide for more details!


 

Ticket Information

Students who are earning their graduate degree and participating in the Graduate Commencement will receive ten (10) tickets. Students who are earning their undergraduate degree and participating in the Undergraduate Commencement will receive eight (8) tickets. Extra tickets are not available. Guests must present a ticket to gain entry to the commencement ceremony. Graduates are not required to have a ticket to attend their commencement ceremony.
 

Academic Regalia

Ordering Your Academic Regalia

Academic Regalia ordering has closed. If you did not order your academic regalia before the deadline, please contact commencement@gmercyu.edu.
 

Picking Up Your Academic Regalia Order

If you submitted your regalia order by February 27, 2019, your regalia will be shipped directly to your campus.

Philadelphia and Bensalem students will be able to pick up their regalia, commencement announcements, and tickets at their respective campuses on or after April 8, 2019.

GPS and Gwynedd Valley campus students will be able to pick up their regalia, commencement announcements, and tickets at one of the Graduate Finale events:

Graduate Finale #1
Monday, April 8, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Rotelle Lounge, The Griffin Complex

Graduate Finale #2
Thursday, April 11, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 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 February 27, 2019, you may pick up your regalia, commencement announcements, and tickets at the Last Minute Needs Day event:

Last Minute Needs Day
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Rotelle Lounge, The Griffin Complex

Hotel Information

The following hotels are providing special rates for the GMercyU Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, 2019:

Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton - Valley Forge / Oaks

King Room $102.00 per night
2 Double Beds Room $111.00 per night

For reservations, call: 610-676-0900 or 1-800-HAMPTON
Direct online booking link: http://group.hamptoninn.com/gwyneddmercyuniv
 

Hilton Garden Inn - Valley Forge / Oaks

King Room $117.00 per night
2 Queen Beds Room $126.00 per night

For reservations, call: 610-650-0880 or 1-877-STAYHGI
Direct online booking link: http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/GwyneddMercyUniversity
 

Homewood Suites - Valley Forge

Studio Suite $149.00 per night
One Bedroom Suite / King Bed $159.00 per night
Two Bedroom Suite / One King, Two Queen Beds $199.00 per night

For reservations, call: 610-539-7300 or 1-800-CALL HOME
Direct online booking link: http://group.homewood-suites.com/GwyneddMercyUniversity
 

Reservations MUST be placed by 4/19/2019 to receive the above rates.

 

Amenities and Other Important Information

  • Rates apply to hotel stays between Friday, May 10, 2019, and Sunday, May 12, 2019.
  • Check-in is 3:00 p.m. and check-out is 12:00 p.m. at each hotel.
  • Each hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the Expo Center.
  • Each hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi to guests.
  • The Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites provide complimentary breakfast to guests. Complimentary breakfast is NOT included at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Questions? Please email commencement@gmercyu.edu