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Achievement, Scholarship, and Creative Works
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Celebration of Students

Learning That Transforms Lives

Thursday, April 13 - Sunday, April 23, 2023

The Celebration of Students shares the story of the Loyola experience and demonstrates how integrated learning can transform students’ lives and communities. Cosponsored by Student Development and Academic Affairs, this week-long celebration honors the scholarly and creative excellence, outstanding co-curricular contributions, and inspiring civic work and service of Loyola’s students. It recognizes that relationships—among students, faculty, staff, and the wider community—are central to advancing learning and building community.

Feature Events


Virtual Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | TBA | Virtual Event

Each year, the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium features presentations on undergraduate research and community engagement projects supported by LUROP fellowships, external programs, academic courses, service-learning experiences, internships, or community partnerships. The symposium engages the diverse ways undergraduate students advance Loyola’s Jesuit mission of “expanding knowledge in service to humanity through learning, justice, and faith.” This year, we are hosting Loyola's Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium virtually from Tuesday, April 19 through Sunday, April 24, 2022.

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Creative Works

Jazz Showcase

Thursday, April 21, 2022 | 7:30 p.m. | Newhart Family Theatre, Mundelein Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Lake Shore Campus

Performance by our Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos

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Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium

Saturday, April 22 | 11 a.m. | Mundelein Auditorium, Mundelein Center, LSC

Each year, we recognize outstanding undergraduate scholarship in research and community engagement and the faculty and graduate mentors and community partners who support and and facilitate undergraduate learning during the academic year.

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Excellence Awards Ceremony

Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM | Sr. Jean Multi-Purpose Room, Damen Student Center, Lake Shore Campus

Student Awards Ceremony involving multiple departments / areas of the university. Every year, outstanding Ramblers are recognized for their commitments to excellence in exemplifying Loyola's mission and values. The Excellence Awards Ceremony is a signature event within the university-wide Celebration of Students' Achievement, Scholarship, and Creative Works.

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School of Education Awards Excellence Ceremony

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Regents Hall, Lewis Towers, Water Tower Campus

There are up to 5 Excellence awards given to students each spring in the categories of teaching, research, and service. One or two past recipients are invited to give a Student School of EDTalk as part of the event.

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Honors Senior Celebration

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM | 4th Floor, Information Commons, Lake Shore Campus

Interdisciplinary Honors Program Celebration for Graduating Seniors


Evening Prayer in the Style of Taizé

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 8:00 – 8:30 PM | Madonna della Strada Chapel, Lake Shore Campus


Salute National Honor Society Induction (Student Veterans)

Thursday, April 21, 2022 | 4:00  – 6:00 PM | McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall, Lake Shore Campus

Student veterans are invited to formally be inducted into the Salute Veteran National Honor Society.


School of Communication Honors Reception

Friday, April 22, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Kasbeer Hall, Corboy Center, Water Tower Campus

Presentation of awards followed by a light reception.


Abrams Sustainable Business Challenge

Friday, April 22, 2022 | 4:00 – 7:30 PM | Wintrust Commons, Schreiber Center, Water Tower Campus

Creative Works

Instrument Showcase II

Friday, April 22, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Mundelein Auditorium, Mundelein Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Lake Shore Campus

Performance by our Percussion Ensemble & Wind Ensemble

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Achieving College Excellence Ceremony

Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 12:00 – 2:30 PM | McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall, Lake Shore Campus

We will host an event honoring our graduating seniors. Students from all classes will be awards GPA awards as well. A celebration of first-generation, lower-income, and/or students with disabilities. Seniors will be featured as well as students who have attained a 3.5 GPA or higher.


Scholarship Luncheon

Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 12:00  – 1:30 PM | Sr. Jean Multi-Purpose Room, Damen Student Center, Lake Shore Campus

Selected student scholarship recipients, scholarship donors and key faculty and staff join together in a celebration lunch.  Students share their Loyola story and donors are able to hear firsthand the impact of their scholarship gifts.


Psychology Honors Ceremony and Psi Chi Induction

Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Virtual Event

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Beta Gamma Sigma Membership Recognition Ceremony 

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. | Schreiber 908, Schreiber Center, Water Tower Campus

This event celebrates the most recent Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees with a ceremony and light reception.


Sunday Mass

Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | Madonna della Strada Chapel, Lake Shore Campus

Sunday Mass in Madonna della Strada Chapel, featuring the Schola Cantorum student choir.

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