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All Quinlan School of Business graduates within the academic year are recognized at the Quinlan School of Business commencement ceremony in May. Students completing their degree at other times of the year will receive their diplomas after all course requirements are complete. All students must complete a full graduation application according to specified deadlines to receive their diplomas at the end of the quarter in which they anticipate completing their degree.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Students must complete a graduation application in LOCUS to receive their diploma at the end of the quarter which they anticipate compeleting their degree. The graduation application in LOCUS can be found at "Academics" and "Apply for Graduation."

After completing the online graduation application, students will receive an email from the Quinlan School of Business confirming that their application was received and will also receive a graduation audit. This will be sent to your LUC email. It is the student's responsibility to make sure he/she has met all requirements for their degree. If there is a discrepancy in the graduation audit and your records, you must contact the Quinlan School of Business office immediately.

Students who do not apply by the deadline for the term in which they will complete degree requirements will not be eligible to receive a degree until the following term. Please note that LOCUS will not allow you to apply for the graduation term beyond the deadline. Late applicants must apply for the next available quarter.

Students who are applying for graduation for fall 2010 or winter 2010 quarters (and all subsequent quarters) will be charged a one-time matriculation fee of $100.00 directly to their student account. This one-time charge replaces the old graduation fee and will be posted to student accounts in fall 2010.

All Quinlan School of Business graduates within the academic year are recognized at the Quinlan School of Business commencement ceremony in May of that year. All Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer graduates will receive information about the ceremony to their LUC email.

Graduation QuarterCommencement Ceremony
Fall 2012, Winter 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013 May 2013
Fall 2013, Winter 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014 May 2014

The commencement ceremony is held on the Lake Shore campus and tickets are required for guests. Details are sent to students eligible to participate and may also be found at: www.luc.edu/commencement.

For more information, please contact Mark Law, Academic Advisor, in the Quinlan School of Business graduate programs.


Students graduating with a GPA of 3.41 or higher are invited by the Quinlan School of Business to apply for Beta Gamma Sigma, the international Business Honors Society (www.betagammasigma.org). Qualified spring and summer quarter graduates are invited to apply each spring, and fall and winter quarter grads are invited to apply each fall. Students graduating with a GPA of 4.0 will be recognized with High Dean's Honors. Those with a GPA of 3.9 will earn Dean's Honors. Certificates will be mailed to Dean's Honors recipients after completion of their degrees.

Health Insurance Information

Loyola University graduate students enrolled for 8 or more credit hours are required to have individual health care insurance. If you are registered for 8 or more hours in fall quarter, you will automatically be enrolled in the university health insurance program unless you provide proof of other health insurance coverage. If you are taking less than 8 hours or if you are enrolled in more than 8 hours in any quarter other than fall and want to enroll in the health insurance, you must opt-in by the deadline. If you are charged for the insurance but are covered under another medical insurance plan, or have an individual policy in place, then you must complete a waiver to opt out of the plan to avoid unwanted charges on your tuition bill. If you do not waive the insurance by the deadline, it is understood that you are choosing to enroll in an insurance program. Your money will not be refunded. To waive the insurance, opt-in, or to read additional information about the program, please visit the Health Carewebsite. Additional questions can be directed to The Office of the Bursar.


Opened in Fall 2006, Baumhart Hall is a state-of-the-art facility that houses graduate, professional, and upper-level undergraduate students just steps from classrooms, libraries, and Michigan Avenue. More information about on-campus graduate housing can be found here. Also see the Office of Residential Life website at: www.luc.edu/reslife/.

Chicago also offers numerous apartment rental agencies that can help students find off campus apartments suited to their needs and price range. Please note that some services charge a fee while others are free for Loyola students. The following is a partial listing of apartment sources for housing.

The Apartment People 773.248.8800
Apartment and Home Seekers 773.784.9100
Granada Centre Apartments 773.262.9333
Relcon Apartment Finders 312.255.9920
The Apartment Experts 312.397.4212
Vranas & Associates, Ltd. Real Estate Services 773.561.1700
Gold Coast Guest House 312.337.0361
Just Passing Through 312.501.3310

For students who are new to Chicago or in need of temporary housing:

J. Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel

Rates are $30.00 per person per night for members of Hostelling International, and $33.00 per person per night for non-members. 
E-mail reservations: reserve@hichicago.org 
Phone reservations: 312.360.0300 or 800.909.4776, enter 244 for Chicago, then 0. 
Fax reservations: (312) 360-0313.
Online reservations: www.hichicago.org/reservations.htm
To hold space in the hostel, please provide your name, number of males and females in your party, arrival and departure dates, and MasterCard or Visa number and expiration date.

Personal Academic Plan

Prior to beginning the Advanced Leadership Core or concentration/general elective courses, students should submit an academic plan for their intended advanced leadership core and elective courses. This brife, non-binding plan should identify the student's career goals and explain how the chosen advanced leadership and elective courses support those goals. Here are a few examples:

Student Business Cards

The following requirements apply to student business cards:

Click here to download order form (PDF).

To order Loyola University Chicago graduate student business cards:

The Quinlan School of Business will send on to Loyola's Printing Services only properly completed order forms. Printing Services then prepares a proof, which is faxed back to the Quinlan School of Business. The student is contacted (via Loyola e-mail or by phone) to review and approve the proof. The Quinlan School of Business then sends in the final request for the cards to be printed.

Completed cards are shipped back to the Quinlan School of Business, which will again contact the student about pick-up; cards that are not picked up within 30 days are destroyed.


Quinlan School of Business · 820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6124 · quinlan@luc.edu

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