*CANCELED* Commencement: Spirit of Philadelphia Sunset Dinner Cruise

Spirit of Philadelphia
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

In an abundance of caution to protect our students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding community, Gwynedd Mercy University has closed all campus locations through May 11, 2020. All on-campus events are also postponed and/or canceled through May 11, 2020. 

For more information about GMercyU's campus closures, as well as information about coronavirus (COVID-19), please refer to our Health Alerts webpage.

GMercyU graduating students are invited to join alumni to attend a sunset cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia. Grab your best attire as we set sail, dine and dance on the Delaware River.  All guests must be 21+ and identification will be checked before ship embarkation. Those without ID will not be admitted.

Pre-registration is required; walk-ins will not be allowed entrance. Registration closes April 20 at 11:59 p.m. 

Check back for registration information.

The GMercyU Alumni Association is offsetting the cost of tickets for the first 50 graduating students to register. Normally $100, the cost for a 2020 GMercyU graduating student is half price. After the first 50 graduating students purchase tickets, prices will increase to $75. Tickets include busing, entrance and sunset cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia, dinner buffet, 2 drink tickets (followed by cash bar) and DJ.

Discounts applied and available to graduating seniors and GOLD alumni, only.


  • $50 GMercyU Class of 2020 (applies to the first 50 graduating students)
  • $75  GOLD Graduates (2009-2019 or any graduating students after the first 50 register)
  • $100 Guests/Alumni (non-GOLD graduates)

Tickets include entrance and sailing on the Spirit of Philadelphia, dinner buffet, two drink tickets (cash bar afterward) and DJ. No refunds.

Event Timeline:

6:30 p.m. Boarding*  
7:00 p.m. Cruise Departs (Note: the ship will not wait for latecomers)
9:30 p.m. Disembark

*Plan to arrive early so that you're not left behind! Departure address: 401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Let’s celebrate YOU as you prepare for graduation! Come out and see what the GMercyU Alumni Association is all about!

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations 215-641-5554 or alumni@gmercyu.edu.