Commencement Ceremony

The 2017 Mount Mercy University Commencement Ceremony will take place Sunday May, 21 from 1–3:30 PM at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa where graduating students will officially be conferred their degrees and walk across the stage.

Graduates are 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
11:30–12:15 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.
12:30–1 PM Commencement Ceremony Concert, featuring the University Band and Choir
1–3:30 PM Commencement Ceremony
3:30 PM Commencement Reception in the DoubleTree Grand Ballroom
(attached to the U.S. Cellular Center)


For those who are unable to make the trip and want to watch the ceremony live, there will be a live web stream at