Lourdes announces May Commencement  
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On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Lourdes University President Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek will confer associate, bachelor’s, masters, and doctorate degrees in Russell Ebeid Recreation Center, 6737 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The in-person ceremony will honor Spring 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates.  


Lourdes will conduct three full commencement ceremonies. These ceremonies will adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, and each graduate will be given 6 tickets. After each ceremony the space in the rec center will be sanitized to ensure the safety of the community.  

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  • 9am—College of Arts and Sciences and College of Social Sciences  

  • 11:30am—College of Business and & Leadership 

  • 2pm—College of Nursing (This ceremony includes graduates who will be pinned as well as receive their diploma) 




Lourdes University 

Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, and organizational leadership. The University also offers a master’s degree in social work from Saint Louis University. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.