Mansfield University to hold 156th commencement Saturday

MANSFIELD, Pa. – 339 graduates will have their degrees conferred during Mansfield University’s 156th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 15 at Karl Van Norman Field.

The commencement is divided into two outdoor ceremonies to allow for appropriate social distancing within state health guidelines. The College of Arts and Humanities along with all business administration, math, and computer information science majors will take part in the 9 a.m. ceremony following by the College of Natural and Social Science at 1 p.m.

The commencement includes Fall ’20 and Spring and Summer ’21 graduates.

Graduates are allowed a limited number of tickets for family and friends to attend commencement. A free live stream of both ceremonies will be available at

Dr. Nana Ama Kwarteng Baryeh ’12 will serve as the commencement speaker for both ceremonies on Saturday. Dr. Baryeh earned a bachelor of science from Mansfield University in nutrition and dietetics and currently serves as a Public Health Epidemiologist for U.S. COVID-19 response in Franklin County, Ohio.

More information about Mansfield University’s commencement can be found at