Commencement Schedule 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Honors Convocation | 5 PM
Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center, Mount Mercy University 

Honors Convocation recognizes and celebrates the achievements of graduating undergraduate seniors, including individual awards for academic excellence. Several distinctions reflecting the Honors Program, service-related accomplishments, and the President's Award are all announced. Candidates selected to receive special honors are personally notified prior to the event and are encouraged to attend, along with their family and friends. Seating is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Light refreshments to follow.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Nursing Pinning Ceremony | 9:30 AM
Gym, Hennessey Recreation Center, Mount Mercy University

The Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health provides nursing pins to graduates of our traditional nursing program. Staff will reach out to students to assist with ordering the pins. RN-BSN graduates may contact Candace Chihak, MSN, RN, at 319-363-1323 ext. 1501, cchihak@mtmercy.edu

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Commencement Mass | 9:30 AM
Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center, Mount Mercy University

All are welcome, and a special gift is given to all graduates in attendance. Light snacks will be provided after the service on your way out. Plan to arrive early, as seating may be limited.

Commencement Ceremony | 1 PM
U.S. Cellular Center | 370 1st Ave NE | Cedar Rapids, IA

Graduates will officially be conferred their degrees and walk across the stage, and they're welcome to have as many guests as they'd like at the ceremony—there are no tickets or costs to attend. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Accessible seating for handicap, elderly, and others who need it is available.

  • 11:30 AM | Doors open
  • 11:30 AM–12:15 PM | Graduates arrive through the Box Office entryway and assemble on the 1st floor in Exhibit Hall C. Graduates must be in the lower level to check in and line up no later than 12:15 PM.
  • 1 PM | Commencement Ceremony
  • 3:30 PM | Commencement Reception in Grand Ballroom, DoubleTree (attached to the U.S. Cellular Center)

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Questions?
Commencement FAQ
commencement@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323 x1824

Stay connected and share your special moments throughout the weekend using hashtag #MMUGrad19.

For those unable to make the trip and want to watch the ceremony live, there will be a livestream on YouTube beginning a few minutes before the 1 PM Sunday ceremony. View the 2018 Commencement ceremony on YouTube.