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Commencement Weekend

Commencement Weekend

August 14 - 15, 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020

Celebrate Together

You are the Graduating Class of 2020, forever changed, forever formed, forever held in our hearts as a group of creative, courageous, and compassionate people for our time, ready to meet whatever the future may bring. You are unstoppable. You are resilient. And, the world is waiting for you!

If our mission and core values have taught us anything, it is to embrace the challenges that life throws our way and transform them into opportunities. As such, we will celebrate with a virtual Commencement event on our set date – August 15! ~ Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D. President

All Commencement Weekend online activities will be accessible August 14 and 15, 2020 via Marywood's homepage and the Commencement website. We are extremely disappointed that our original plans could not be realized, but we are committed to creating a distinctive virtual broadcast, designed just for you

Congratulations again to the Class of 2020 and Welcome to the Marywood Alumni Association from Alumni Association Past President, Michelle Leggat Summers ’00. It is our pleasure to virtually welcome you to a community of over 30,000 colleagues from Marywood University.

Some of our Graduates’ Accomplishments & Awards

Special Congratulations!

Schedule of Events

    Date: August 14, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: Marywood.edu/commencement

    Vigil of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Join us for a virtual liturgy with Reverend Joseph P. Elston, Marywood University Chaplain, from the Marian Chapel at Marywood University via Marywood's homepage and the Commencement website.

    Program Book

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    Date: August 15, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM
    Location: Marywood.edu/Commencement

    Virtually join together for Marywood’s 102nd Commencement Ceremony on August 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey, Ph.D., is the keynote speaker.

    Dr. Leckey is best known in Pennsylvania for creating non-traditional television and for engaging the community through his morning show segments, called Leckey Live, which airs weekdays on WNEP-TV, one of America’s highest-rated ABC television stations.

    Read more about the 2020 Commencement Speaker »

    Class of 2020 Commencement Program

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Other Helpful Information

    Please allow us to celebrate your future accomplishments by submitting class notes and following us on social media.

    There are plenty of opportunities to continue creating Marywood memories as an alumna/us. The Alumni Engagement office offers you a variety of benefits to take advantage of, events and reunions to attend both physically and virtually, and exciting volunteer opportunities.

    The Career Development Center is here for you through any stage of your college or professional career. Please reach out to us for assistance with resume writing, cover letters, interview tips and more

    Medalists will be recognized during the ceremony. Medals will be mailed to each recipient by the end of August.

    • Students who received their cap and gowns were to receive their official padded diploma cover during the in-person ceremony. These covers will be mailed to these students by the end of August.
    • Students who only received their diplomas in the mailing process have already received this official padded diploma cover.
    • Commencement Program — the official commencement program booklet will be available on the Marywood Commencement page August 15, 2020.

    Medalists Announced

    About Commencement Photos
    Marywood University partnered with GradImages to compile a virtual slideshow. Photos that were received by the submission deadline of June 30, 2020, were used in the virtual slideshow. The June 30 deadline for photo submissions required strict adherence to produce the best Commencement experience for all graduates and their families. While we did our best to include all photo submissions, we apologize in advance if any photos were omitted.

    Circumstances beyond the University’s control necessitated taking an in-person Commencement ceremony and transforming it into a virtual Commencement. Photos received by the aforementioned deadline have been implemented for use. August 2020 graduates will be included in the 2021 Commencement Ceremony. The images contained on this site are for campus web content use ONLY. Any other requests for photos need to go through Marywood University’s Office of Conference and Events. 

    Special Considerations
    Please note that individual colleges and the University Registrar determine whether or not official graduation requirements have been met. Some students may need to meet additional requirements to graduate and receive a diploma but have been permitted to participate in this presentation with special considerations. However, being listed in the presentation does not officially indicate graduation from Marywood University as part of the Class of 2020.


    If you have any question please contact the Dean of your College/School

    If you have not yet received your cap and gown or diploma. Please let us know by contacting John Coval at events@marywood.edu or (570) 961-4781 with any Commencement-related questions.