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Mercy University Commencement 2024

Students at Graduation

Congrats Class of 2024!

The countdown is on for our 2024 commencement ceremony! We are immensely proud of this year’s graduates, the first to officially graduate from Mercy University. We cannot wait to celebrate you and all you’ve accomplished — and eagerly look forward to your bright futures ahead. 

The Countdown to Commencement Has Begun!

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Commencement Ceremonies

May 21 & May 22

Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606

Westchester County Center


Ceremony Schedules 

School of Business Tuesday, May 21
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
School of Health and Natural Sciences & School of Nursing Tuesday, May 21
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
School of Education & School of Liberal Arts Wednesday, May 22
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Wednesday, May 22
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Students at commencement

Commencement Checklist

Graduation is coming soon and planning for the 2024 commencement ceremonies is underway. Read on for important information that you need to know before the big day. 


Apply for Degree Conferral

Degree conferral applications to participate in the May 2024 Commencement ceremony are now closed.

For students who have yet to apply for degree conferral to receive their degree (not participating in the May Commencement ceremony), the deadline is August 1.

Degree conferral signifies the completion of your academic requirements and is the official awarding of your academic degree. In order to get your Mercy degree, you must submit a Degree Conferral Form to the Registrar's Office. This process involves confirming that you have met all of the requirements for your degree.

Apply for August 1

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Register with MarchingOrder

Registration to participate in the May 2024 Commencement ceremony is closed. If you did not register by May 2, you unfortunately will not be able to join the May ceremony.

If you have questions, please email


Purchase Your Regalia

Your regalia is the cap, gown and tassel you’ll wear at graduation. You can purchase your regalia in store for pick up at the campus bookstore. Please see dates below to order your items.

Westchester Campus: Beginning Thursday, April 18th 

Bronx Campus: Beginning Thursday, April 18th 

Manhattan Campus: Beginning Thursday, April 18th (Available for pick up on April 24th)
The Manhattan location will have regalia available for purchase every Wednesday through May 15th.

Bookstore hours are available below. You can purchase your regalia at your campus bookstore starting April 18.


Claim Tickets for Your Guests

Tickets are now available! To obtain your tickets, please log into MarchingOrder. Tickets will not be available at the ceremony. 

As a graduate, you DO NOT need a ticket for yourself, but each of your guests will need a ticket to enter the ceremony, including children over the age of two.


Pre-Register with GradImages™

A photographer from GradImages™ will be at your ceremony to take candid photographs of you at your special moment of recognition. You will receive free passport-sized digital proofs of these photos on an order card within 5-7 business days following the ceremony. Pre-register your email address at

Please be advised that any Mercy University student participating in a commencement ceremony may be photographed during the event and that these photos may be used by Mercy University for publicity, marketing, and other purposes. Any students or family members (excluding minors) choosing to attend a commencement ceremony should understand that their images can be used by Mercy University or anyone else authorized by Mercy University without that student or family member’s knowledge or written consent.

Commencement Information

Questions? If you have any questions about the ceremonies, please email

Graduates and families must arrive 90 minutes prior to their ceremony. When you arrive at the Westchester County Center, graduates will be directed to the robing area on the lower level of the County Center to check-in, get assistance with putting on their regalia, and line up for the procession. Guests of graduates will be directed to their seats in the auditorium. Graduates are asked to wear comfortable shoes.

Graduates are asked to leave all personal items (handbags, backpacks, gifts, etc.) with their guests as they may not return to their original seat after crossing the stage.

You can purchase your regalia online for shipping to an address of your choosing or pick up at your campus bookstore. The portal for online orders closes on March 15. If you are not able to make your purchase online, don’t worry, you can still purchase your regalia in person at your campus bookstore starting April 15. There is no need for sizing or fitting. Call the Bronx Bookstore at (718) 863-9316 or the Westchester Bookstore at (914) 674-3603 to make other arrangements if you are unable to visit the bookstore in person.

To pick up the correct regalia for your degree, please check your Degree Audit on Mercy Connect before purchasing your commencement attire.

Active Duty and Veteran Graduation Stoles
Mercy University provides all active-duty service members and veterans with a graduation stole. Click here to submit your request form.



 Follett bookstore hours Westchester Bronx Manhattan
Monday 11 AM – 6 PM 11 AM – 6 PM  
Tuesday 11 AM – 6 PM 11 AM – 6 PM  
Wednesday 10 AM – 5 PM 10 AM – 5 PM April 15 – May 15
11 AM-7 PM 
Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM 10 AM – 5 PM  
Friday 10 AM – 3 PM  10 AM – 3 PM   
Saturday Closed Closed  
Sunday Closed Closed  

Please use this page for questions/concerns regarding MarchingOrder:

Ticket Allocation:

  • The allocation of guest tickets will be determined based on the number of graduates per school. Please note that due to venue capacity limitations, we may need to limit the number of guest tickets per graduate.
  • The availability of additional guest tickets need to be submitted no later than Monday, April 29th. However, please be aware that due to space constraints, we may not be able to accommodate all additional ticket requests.
  • To request additional tickets, please complete this request form. Please note that tickets will be assigned based on availability. We may not be able to fulfill your requested quantity, and priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified by Friday, May 3rd if your request can be accommodated.

Tickets allotted per school:


School of Business


School of Health & Natural Sciences


School of Nursing


School of Liberal Arts


School of Education


School of Social & Behavioral Sciences



All guests of the Westchester County Center must abide by the Center’s policies. All guests will be required to follow security procedures, including the use of metal detectors in the search of a person and/or personal possessions. For more information, please visit

Complimentary parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to carpool, as there are limited parking spots at County Center. For more information about parking and directions to County Center, please visit:

Jostens ring company will be here for Grad Salute on the following dates:

Westchester Campus:

  • February 20th, 10 am - 4 pm
  • February 21st, 10 am - 4 pm
  • April 10th, 11 am - 4 pm

The Bronx Campus:

  • February 27th, 10 am - 4 pm
  • February 28th, 10 am - 4 pm
  • April 9th, 11 am - 4 pm

Manhattan Campus:

  • April 11th, 11 am - 4 pm

If you or one of your family/guests needs special arrangements or accessible seating due to a disability, please contact the Office of Accessibility at or 914-674-7764, Westchester Campus, Main Hall 121.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required at the 2024 Commencement ceremonies; however, the University reserves the right to change its policy if the public health landscape changes.


Wherever your journey takes you, the Office of Alumni Relations would like to celebrate your milestone. Be sure to visit to let us know what’s happening with you.

Hudson Hall

Congratulations Class of 2024!

As a special welcome to the Mercy University alumni community, make your gift of $24 or more today, and receive your alumni T-Shirt to thank you for giving back. Help us raise $2,400 by May 31, and the Class of 2024 will receive a brick in front of Hudson Hall. Your gift can support the Mav Friendly Market, the Student Emergency Fund or the General Scholarship Fund.

Make a gift online at or mailing a check payable to “Mercy University” to:

Stephanie Blum
Office of Institutional Advancement
Mercy University
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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