Commencement 2013

More than 4,000 Loyola graduates will walk across the stage this spring to collect their degrees. Below are the highlights from the ceremonies. Visit the official Commencement page

Cheers to You

Congratulations to the Class of 2013! After years of hard work and countless hours of studying, you’ve got your Loyola degree—and with it, the knowledge and life-changing experiences that will shape you for years to come. You now are officially ready to go out and set the world on fire.

Watch a wrap-up video of Loyola’s 2013 Commencement activities and ceremonies.

Photos from the big day

Relive everything at Loyola’s Flickr gallery, which is loaded with Commencement pictures and images from other graduation-related events.

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Graduate Profiles

Thanks to Loyola’s service-learning programs, these members of the Class of 2013 found their callings far beyond the classroom.

How did these graduates stand out from the competition in today’s crowded job market? With a Loyola degree, of course.

Mo Sullivan

Communication studies, international studies

“Loyola opened my eyes to a field for which I am extremely passionate and made me confident that I want to pursue a career that focuses on making positive social change.”

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Olivia Chen


“Before my undergraduate research class, I never really thought about community-based research, or even compared it to the type of research I do, which is usually quantitative.”

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Richard Parra

Advertising and public relations

“You may get a lot of rejection letters when you graduate, but don’t let that keep you down. Everyone at Loyola is bound to do well after college.”

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Anthony Valletta

Operations management

“Loyola has given me not only the tools to succeed in college, but also the experiences I need to bridge the gap from the classroom to the real world.”

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Wisdom for the Grads

“From the ‘public good’ viewpoint, the social capital of our country and world is greater today as you leave this auditorium to make your contributions in the communities of Chicago, the United States, and the world.”

Debra W. Stewart, PhD
President of the Council of Graduate Schools and speaker at the Graduate School Commencement ceremonies
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Join the Alumni Network

Commencement is not the end of your relationship with Loyola. It’s just the beginning. As a graduate of Loyola, you’re a member of a global network of more than 150,000 alumni—fellow Ramblers who have gone on to make the world a better place.

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