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Graduation & Commencement

Applying for Graduation

Graduation Applications are available on the sixth floor of the College at the Student Records Office or 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. Completed graduation applications are to be returned to the Student Records Office or Darnell Irvine (at the Youngstown location).

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

GraduatingApplication Deadline
Spring 2019Friday, November 2, 2018
Summer 2019*Monday, January 28, 2019
Summer 2019**Friday, July 5, 2019

*Summer graduates are invited to walk in the Spring 2019 Commencement.
**Fall 2019 commencement information will be updated in August 2019.

  • Document .pdfGraduation Application


    Complete this graduation application in accordance with your academic advisor.

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Spring Commencement Information

Congratulations! The Mercy College community is proud of how hard you have worked to earn your degree!

To celebrate your achievement, Commencement will occur at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle for the Toledo Campus and at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019, at Saint Columba Cathedral for the Youngstown location.

Please be sure to order your cap and gown and RSVP (links below) for the event by the March 24, 2019 deadline.

Cap and Gown Order Deadline

The deadline to order your Cap and Gown through Jostens is March 24 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: jostens.com
  2. Next to Get Started Now type in Mercy College of Ohio and select
  3. Click on Graduation Caps and Gowns
  4. Choose: Student Toledo Campus 2019 Grad OR Student Youngstown Campus 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.

RSVP for Commencement

Please RSVP online for the commencement ceremony by the March 24 deadline.

RSVP to Spring Commencement (Toledo)
RSVP to Spring Commencement (Youngstown)

Important Information

The location of the ceremony for which you are invited to attend is contingent upon the home location of your certificate or degree program. The home location for all programs, other than A.S. Nursing Youngstown Day and Evening programs, is the Toledo Campus.

Toledo Campus

  • The Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle is located at 2445 Monroe St. Toledo, OH 43620.
  • Graduates are asked to arrive at 5:00 p.m. for sign in, regalia assistance, and line up instructions in the Green Room of the Art Musuem. Guests will be able to enter the Peristyle beginning at 5:00 p.m.
  • The Commencement Ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m.
  • We ask that you limit your guests to seven per graduate.
  • You can enter the Peristyle through the Museum on either the Monroe Street Entrance or the Lincoln side Entrance. Parking for the days’ events will be FREE in the designated Toledo Museum of Art parking.
  • Please reference the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Map for location and parking directions.

Youngstown Campus

  • Saint Columba Cathedral is located at 159 W Rayen Ave. Youngstown, OH 44503.
  • Graduates are asked to arrive at 4:00 p.m. for sign in, regalia assistance, and line up instructions in the Catholic Diocese building. Guests will be able to enter Saint Columba Cathedral at 5:00 p.m.
  • The Commencement ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m.
  • We ask that you limit your guests to seven per graduate.
  • You can enter the Cathedral through the West Wood Street Entrance. Parking for the days’ event will be FREE in the designated Saint Columba Cathedral parking lots.
  • Please reference the Saint Columba Cathedral Map for location and parking directions.

More information and a timeline of the event will be provided via email in mid-April. If you have any questions, please email the Student Records Office at registrar@mercycollege.edu.


Diploma and Honor Cords

Diplomas and honor cords are provided at Commencement to eligible graduates. For eligible graduates unable to receive their diploma at Commencement, diplomas are available to pick up at the Office of Student Records the week following the end of the semester. Diplomas are mailed to graduates two weeks after the end of the semester. Upon request, honor cords and diploma covers are available to eligible graduates who do not participate in Commencement or who graduate during the Summer term.

Diploma Frames

Toledo and Youngstown 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 UniversityFrames.com. 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