Loyola University Chicago


Cap and Gown

All bachelor's, master's, and education specialist's degree candidates who plan to participate in their graduation ceremony must wear academic apparel that is purchased through the Grad Fair or Loyola Bookstore. You will not be able to purchase your cap and gown the day of your ceremony.

The Grad Fair is an event sponsored by the Loyola Bookstore that serves as an opportunity for students to purchase their academic apparel, have portraits taken and place orders for other graduation-related items (diploma frames, class rings, announcements).

The Grad Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd from 11:00am - 6:00pm at the Centennial Forum Lobby, LSC and on Tuesday, April 5th from 12:00pm - 6:30pm at Wintrust Hall, 9th Floor, Schreiber Center, WTC, 16 East Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611. 

Doctoral Candidates

All doctoral candidates who plan to participate in their Commencement ceremony must wear appropriate academic apparel that is rented online from Oak Hall Cap & Gown.

You may also purchase custom Loyola doctoral gowns online through Oak Hall Cap & Gown. 

Doctoral candidates will pick up their gowns on the second floor of the Damen Student Center in Schmidt Hall, 90 minutes before the ceremony.