COMMENCEMENT 2017

In 2017, more than 4,000 Loyola graduates are walking across the stage to collect their degrees. SEE MORE.

COMMENCEMENT 2017

Mark your calendar for Commencement 2017, when more than 4,000 Loyola graduates will walk across the stage to collect their degrees. GET THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE.

Inaugural Arrupe ceremony

Loyola will celebrate the inaugural Arrupe College Commencement ceremony on August 12

Baccalaureate Mass

Graduates and their families are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 12, at Gentile Arena.

Go behind-the-scenes

Discover what goes into making Loyola University Chicago's annual Commencement ceremonies a success. Watch the pieces come together to make it a weekend of celebration.

Traveling to campus

If you need housing recommendations or are looking for information about parking, tickets, or other frequently asked questions, visit our Families and Guests section.

Academic Regalia

The custom of wearing academic gowns, hoods, and caps dates back to about the 12th century, when most scholars belonged to a religious order. Today, each color represents a different field of study. Read more

Arts
White
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Drab
COMMUNICATION
Maroon
EDUCATION
Light Blue
FINE ARTS
Brown
LAW
Purple
MEDICINE
Green
MUSIC
Pink
NURSING
Apricot
PHILOSOPHY
Blue
SCIENCE
Yellow Gold
SOCIAL WORK
Citrus
THEOLOGY
Scarlet