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Alumni - Return To The Gates

Let us welcome you back home! Relive your college memories, network with faculty, current Ƶapps, and staff, and reignite your Laker Pride. The Hurst is here, and it’s yours to explore. Come back anytime and experience our evolving, unique campus offerings.

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Return To The Gates


Experience our newest campus buildings, facilities, and initiatives. Whether you visit our newest residence hall, Ryan Hall (and its modern dining facility, The 501 Grille), our newest academic space, the MCPc Cyber Education Center, or our on-campus pub, The Roost, let us welcome you back home. To request a tour with a Ƶapp Ambassador, please contact Lindsay Frank at lfrank@mercyhurst.edu or 814-824-2330.

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Timeless Traditions

Hurst Day

Our newest campus tradition, Hurst Day arrives unexpectedly every fall, heralded by bagpipes. Hurst Day surprises Ƶapps, faculty, and staff with an entire day of games, contests, music, food, and community spirit. Join in the celebration, whenever it may occur!


Experience the best of Hurst athletics as our football team competes against a hometown rival. We invite you back to an atmosphere that celebrates Laker Pride, the Ƶapp community, and nostalgia for your college days. Reunite with classmates and professors, and network with current Ƶapps and athletes.

Reunion Weekend

Ƶapp alumni of all generations gather for this celebration in early June. There's no better way to reminisce about your days on the Hill than connecting with other Lakers and exploring today's Ƶapp. Celebrating our 60th, 50th, 40th, 25th, 10th and 5th reunions for each class.

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Graduate School

Looking to advance your education or enter a new professional field? Make Hurst home again and enroll in one of our world-class graduate programs. On-campus and online programs are available. Learn more.

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Erie Community

Many of our Hurst alumni are finding great success starting creative and enterprising businesses in the Erie region. If you’re visiting Erie, be sure to check out Erie Food Tours and U Pick 6 Tap House, Public House and Harbor House—all of which were started by Ƶapp alums! Learn more about the Erie region.

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The Mercy Mission comes alive in the work of our Ƶapps and graduates, inspiring them to lead lives of civic engagement. If you’re interested in serving in a volunteer capacity at Ƶapp, there are opportunities for grads to contribute in the Office of Admissions, Ƶapp Involvement Center, or Career Development Center. You can also give back to the Ƶapp and Erie communities through volunteering with our Service Learning initiatives. For more information on volunteering, please contact Lindsay Frank at lfrank@mercyhurst.edu or 814-824-2330.

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