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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

March 15: Deadline to apply for May degree conferral
April 15: Deadline to apply for August degree conferral 

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.

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Register with MarchingOrder

May 2: Last day to register for commencement

We want to ensure that you and your family have a great graduation experience. To help make this possible Mercy has partnered with MarchingOrder.

You will receive an email from via inviting you to register and RSVP for the ceremony. You can also access the login page via

  • Register with MarchingOrder to participate in the commencement ceremony.
  • Create a name card so that you can audio record your name to ensure it is pronounced correctly during the ceremony – add no later than May 2.
  • Add a photo and personal message to the commencement slideshow that will be shown at the ceremony — upload by May 2.
  • Obtain e-tickets for your family/guests starting May 1.

*You can only access the registration portal if you receive an invitation. If you did not receive one, please contact your PACT/OP mentor immediately.

*Chrome or Firefox are the recommended browsers to avoid connection issues.

Register to Participate in Commencement


Purchase Your Regalia

March 15: Last day to order regalia online

Your regalia is the cap, gown, and tassel you’ll wear at graduation. You can purchase it online, either for delivery or pick up at the campus bookstore. You can also purchase your regalia in-person starting on April 15. Bookstore hours are available below.

Purchase Regalia


Claim Tickets for Your Guests

Ticket information will be released in mid-March.  Tickets will be assigned via Marching Order only and 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.

Hudson Hall

Senior Class Gift

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 by visiting or mailing a check payable to “Mercy University” to:


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

An Honors student at Commencement.

Photographs of Graduates

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.



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.

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.

Bookstore Hours





Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 6 PM 
Friday: 9:30 AM – 4 PM 
Saturday: 10 AM – 2 PM 
Sunday: Closed



Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 6 PM 
Friday: 9:30 AM – 4 PM 
Saturday: 10 AM – 2 PM 
Sunday: Closed



Wednesdays only from 11 AM - 7 PM



Complimentary parking, on a first come first served basis, will be available at the Westchester County Center Parking lots.

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.