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Celebration Weekend

Celebration Weekend

The Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 gathered for Celebration Weekend at the Lake Shore Campus to toast to their graduation

Together at last

The Loyola University Chicago community welcomed back to campus the Classes of 2020 and 2021 to reconnect, reflect, and rejoice in person. View Photo Gallery

Thank you so much for joining us for Celebration Weekend!

Complimentary photos taken at the Celebration Weekend reception on Saturday, May 7 will be emailed to students in the coming weeks.

You can also view photos by clicking here.

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - Mass & Blessing of Graduates at Madonna della Strada

The celebration weekend will conclude with Mass and Blessing of Graduates at Madonna della Strada Chapel where graduates can join the campus community in prayer and celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter. A Blessing of Graduates will be offered at the conclusion of Mass. 

Mass will be held at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 12:00 PM. The 10:30 AM mass is expected to be crowded so please plan accordingly.

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - Celebrate with Loyola Reception at Lake Shore Campus

The highlight of the weekend will be a reception on the east quad at the Lake Shore Campus from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, where the Loyola community will welcome you back to campus. The evening will kick off with the traditional toast and will continue with tasty food and beverage stations and a variety of photo opportunities. You can even don Commencement regalia and pose with a diploma in front of the famous Cudahy Doors or on the ‘Commencement stage’ for a photo with Loyola leadership.  

Graduates are allowed one guest for the reception and they must be pre-registered.

Friday, May 6, 2022 - Cruise with Alumni at Navy Pier

Experience Chicago from a whole new perspective and begin your weekend of celebration by joining us for a cruise on Lake Michigan! The cruise will be departing from Navy Pier (600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL) at 7:30 PM and will arrive back to Navy Pier at 10 PM. Please check-in at 6:30 PM.

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend the boat cruise. This includes guests. Only (1) guest is permitted and they must be pre-registered.