Mercer University will hold its annual campus-wide outdoor commencement in Atlanta on Saturday at 8:30am on the upper field of the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus. More than 900 graduates and more than 6,000 guests are expected for the ceremony. Mercer President William D. Underwood will deliver the charge to graduates.
In all, the university will have conferred more than 1,700 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during five commencements on three campuses since early May. The Atlanta ceremony includes graduates from the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, McAfee School of Theology, and the Atlanta-area graduates from the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, Tift College of Education and College of Continuing and Professional Studies.
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