Graduation & Commencement

Spring Commencement Information

Congratulations! The Mercy College community is proud of its graduates!

Livestream Link to view Toledo Spring Ceremonies:

We are looking forward to celebrating our graduates' achievements with all of their friends and family on May 6th.

To celebrate your achievement, commencement will occur on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish for the Toledo campus:

  • Baccalaureate and Master students from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm
  • Associate and Certificate students from 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Commencement for Youngstown campus students will occur on Friday, April 29, 2022, at St. Columbia Cathedral.

Important Information
If you are a Youngstown Student, your ceremony will be in Youngstown.

If you are a Toledo Student, you will attend one of the ceremonies in Toledo. The location of your ceremony is contingent upon the home location of your certificate or degree program. Graduates are asked to dress in appropriate attire under their academic regalia. Business or casual business attire and comfortable shoes are recommended for the event.

More information and a timeline of the event will be provided via email. If you have any questions, please email the Student Records Office at

RSVP for Commencement

**The deadline to RSVP and participate in the in-person commencement ceremony has passed. If you wish to have your name read during the Toledo Commencement celebrations for the live stream please email or call 419-251-8989.**

Pinning Ceremonies

Students who have questions about their pinning ceremony are encouraged to speak with the program director for more information.

Cap and Gown Order Deadline

The deadline to order your Cap and Gown through Jostens is March 31 to ensure you receive your regalia by the Monday before the Commencement date. Please place your order immediately to avoid late fees.

  • Caps and gowns are priced differently per student, depending on the degree you are earning.
  • You must purchase the gown that corresponds with your degree. (For example Bachelor's degree students must purchase the Bachelor's degree package which includes the cap, gown, and hood.)

Instructions for Ordering Your Cap and Gown

  1. Go to:
  2. Click on the link “SHOPMYSCHOOL” and enter Mercy College of Ohio, Toledo. Click on the link for your school.
  3. Click on Graduation Caps and Gowns
  4. Choose: Student Toledo Campus 2022 Grad OR Student Youngstown Campus 2022 Grad
  5. Click on either the Certificate or Associate or Bachelor (depending on the certification/degree you are earning or have earned as of the 2022 academic year)
  6. Click on the Customize It button
  7. Enter your height and weight and click on Next
  8. Select the major in which you will be obtaining or have obtained your degree in the 2022 academic year and click on Complete
  9. Click on Add to Cart
  10. Type in Your First and Last Name and click on Check Out Now
  11. Once your order has been successful, you will receive a "Thank You" message and confirmation number. Print this for your records. In the event of an order error, you will need to submit this to Student Records to avoid additional fees.

Applying for Graduation

Graduation Applications are available through the graduation application link below. Please complete your graduation application in accordance with your academic advisor. Your academic advisor will review your plan of study with you and must sign your graduation application for it to be complete.

Students who plan to graduate in the following semesters your applications are due:

GraduatingApplication Deadline
Spring 2022Friday, November 5, 2021
Summer 2022January 31, 2022
Fall 2022Monday, July 11, 2022
Spring 2023November 4, 2022

*Summer graduates are invited to walk in the Spring Commencement ceremony prior to their final semester.

Complete this graduation application in accordance with your academic advisor.

  • Document .pdfGraduation Application

    Complete this graduation application in accordance with your academic advisor.


Diploma and Honor Cords

*Diplomas and Honor cords for eligible undergraduates will be provided at the event.
*For those that do not attend the ceremony, diplomas and cords will be mailed out two weeks after the end of the semester.

Diploma Frames

Students and alumni have the opportunity to order a beautiful custom Mercy College of Ohio diploma frame. These frames are embossed with the Mercy College Seal and will allow you to display your diploma with pride. Build your own custom frame at Frames are shipped to you directly. Please feel free to stop by the Mercy College Clothing Store to see a sample.

Diploma sizes are as follows:

Certificate: 5x7 inches

Associate and Bachelor's: 8x10 inches

Master's: 8.5x11 inches

Fall 2021 Commencement

Congratulations! The Mercy College community is proud of its graduates!

Click here to view the Fall 2021 ceremonies.