The 2018 Commencement exercises for Loyola University Chicago will be held May 8-12 and August 11 at the Lake Shore Campus.
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
Read about the 2017 Commencement Speakers.
Cynthia A. O'Connell
Edward J. Wehmer
Mary Frances Berry, PhD
Pamela L. Wible, MD
Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN
Thomas J. Dart
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