Graduation & Commencement

Fall 2021 Commencement

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

To celebrate your achievement, commencement will occur on Friday, December 17, 2021, at the Gesu Church for the Toledo campus. Currently, we are planning on 2-3 one-hour ceremonies. You will be assigned to one of these ceremonies based on the number of RSVP responses and current health guidelines.

Commencement for Youngstown campus students will occur on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at the St. Columba Cathedral. Times to be announced soon.

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.

Toledo Campus

  • Gesu Church at 2049 Parkside Blvd, Toledo, OH 43607
  • Friday, December 17, 2021
  • Graduate time of arrival: TBA
  • Commencement Ceremony will begin: TBA
  • Each graduate will be allowed 3 guests.

Youngstown Campus

  • Saint Columba Cathedral at 159 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021
  • More information coming soon.

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

**Deadline is November 1, 2021.**

Toledo and Online Students: RSVP for Commencement
Youngstown Students: RSVP for Commencement

Order Your Cap and Gown

The deadline to order your cap and gown through Jostens is November 1 to ensure you receive your regalia prior to 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. 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 2021 Grad OR Student Youngstown Campus 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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
Fall 2021Friday, July 2, 2021
Spring 2022Friday, November 5, 2021

*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