Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Commencement marks an important passage in every student’s academic journey—from student to graduate and now a lifelong Mount Mercy alum. Congratulations to the Class of '22!

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Congratulations, graduates!

Commencement ceremonies were held at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse, 730 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Sunday, May 15. Recordings of all ceremonies can be found on Mount Mercy University’s YouTube channel

Friday, May 13

4:00 PM | Honors Convocation
Chapel of Mercy
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6:00 PM | Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Hennessey Recreation Center
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Saturday, May 14

5:30 PM | Commencement Mass
Chapel of Mercy
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Sunday, May 15

9:00 AM | Graduate Commencement Ceremony
All graduate degrees
Alliant Energy PowerHouse
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11:00 AM | Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

All undergraduate majors
Alliant Energy PowerHouse
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Following both ceremonies | Picnic on the Hill
Join us on the Hill after your ceremony
Rohde Family Plaza | MMU Main Campus

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Commencement Student Speakers

The committee has met and selected a student speaker for both the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies.

Congratulations to Jada Veasey ’22 and Nicholas J. Peitz ’08, ’22 MSL!

Jada Veasey ’22 is from Rock Island, Illinois, and is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Throughout her time on campus, Jada has served as a tutor in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), resident assistant, copy editor for the PAHA Review, editor-in-chief of the Mount Mercy Times,  president of the Law & Politics Club, executive board member of MMUANS, and secretary of the Iowa Association of Nursing Students. She also played the flute in the University Band.

Jada is most proud of being named the Iowa College Media Association’s Pat Pisarik Journalist of the Year—a prestigious honor given to just one student journalist in Iowa.

After graduation, Jada will move to Iowa City and work as a nurse in the NICU at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

From Fort Madison, Iowa, Nicholas J. Peitz ’08, ’22 MSL is graduating with a Master of Strategic Leadership with an emphasis in Criminal Justice.

Currently the Associate Warden of Treatment for the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility, Nick saw each class as an opportunity. He was proud to speak about the IDOC and let his peers know about the good people and good work being done within the prison system to help make Iowa safer—all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

After graduation, Nick plans to continue with the IDOC to help incarcerated people create new and better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! All Commencement ceremonies were livestreamed and are available for replay on the university’s YouTube channel.

Full video coverage of the ceremonies was provided by ProVideo Productions of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Order your own copy to receive a downloadable file via email or digital file via USB drive once the video has been edited.

Commencement photos are available on Mount Mercy’s Flickr page. Additional photos, including graduate photos taken off stage, will be available for purchase within 48 hours of the ceremony at

Click on “Find my Pics” and enter the password GRAD2022. Any questions about purchased photos can be directed to Joe Photo at 319-362-6187.

Order your free Commencement program with graduate names by May 25, 2022. Please allow several weeks for printing and mailing.