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
- Fall Term - July 1
- Winter Term - July 1
- Spring Term - December 1
- Summer Term - December 1
Students must complete a graduation application in LOCUS to receive their diploma at the end of the quarter which they anticipate completing 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 e-mail 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 e-mail. 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.
|Graduation Quarter||Commencement Ceremony|
|Fall 2013, Winter 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014||May 2014|
|Fall 2014, Winter 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015||May 2015|
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 in the top 20 percent of their class 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.