COMMENCEMENT 2018

The 2018 Commencement exercises for Loyola University Chicago will be held May 8-12 and August 11 at the Lake Shore Campus.

COMMENCEMENT 2018

The 2018 Commencement exercises for Loyola University Chicago will be held May 8-12 and August 11 at the Lake Shore Campus.

Schedule 2018

May ceremonies will be held in Gentile Arena. The August ceremony will be held at the Mundelein Center.

Tuesday, May 8

10 a.m. School of Education & Institute of Environmental Sustainability
3 p.m. The Graduate School & Institute of Pastoral Studies

Wednesday, May 9

10 a.m. Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
3 p.m. School of Social Work

Thursday, May 10

10 a.m. Quinlan School of Business
4 p.m. School of Communication & School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Friday, May 11

10 a.m. College of Arts and Sciences (MORNING)
3 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences (AFTERNOON)

Saturday, May 12

10 a.m. School of Law
3 p.m. Stritch School of Medicine

Saturday, August 11

3 p.m. Arrupe College

Academic Regalia

The custom of wearing academic gowns, hoods, and caps dates back to about the 12th century, when most scholars belonged to a religious order. Today, each color represents a different field of study. Read more

Arts
White
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Drab
COMMUNICATION
Maroon
EDUCATION
Light Blue
FINE ARTS
Brown
LAW
Purple
MEDICINE
Green
MUSIC
Pink
NURSING
Apricot
PHILOSOPHY
Blue
SCIENCE
Yellow Gold
SOCIAL WORK
Citrus
THEOLOGY
Scarlet