Commencement 2021

Class of 2021 Photo Experiences

Celebrate your graduation with photo opportunities on all three campuses! LEARN MORE

2021 Commencement Celebration Kit

From Zoom backgrounds to printable yard and window signs, you’ll be ready to honor the Class of 2021! LEARN MORE

At Loyola University Chicago, the health, wellbeing, and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campuses remains of utmost importance. In keeping with our Ignatian values, we believe it is our civic responsibility to do everything we can to protect each other, prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), keep in mind the most vulnerable among us, and remain respectful, compassionate, and caring. Despite our hope and desire to hold an in-person Commencement, the Restore Illinois plan for reopening the state and guidance from the City of Chicago makes it clear that it is highly unlikely that we will be able to congregate at large events in one location by early May. To comply with local and state guidelines, and to ensure the safety of Loyola students, their families, friends, faculty, and staff, 2021 Commencement week will be held virtually between Monday, May 10 – Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Thank you for your understanding as we place the safety of our students, their families, friends, faculty, and staff at the forefront of all our decisions. Learn More

Register to participate in Commencement

Please note that registration has now closed. The deadline was Friday, March 26 at 11:59 p.m. Central. Please contact commencement@LUC.edu with any questions.

 Note: Arrupe College Commencement will take place in August 2021. Registration for Arrupe graduates will open at a later date. 

Order your cap and gown

Academic Regalia ordering is open! Please visit the Jostens website to place your order.  

All regalia will be shipped directly to your place of residence and may be kept; no returns are necessary. You are responsible for providing your correct address for where you will be located when your regalia is delivered. Please note shipping may take up to 5 weeks.  

Regalia by Program 

Please visit the LUC.edu/commencement/academicregalia for an overview on regalia by program. 


Loyola regalia is custom-made and as such may take up to 5 weeks to arrive to your address. Please plan accordingly.  

Order Deadlines 

Friday, February 19  

If you would like to submit a photo in your regalia for your student recognition slide, please order by Friday, February 19 to ensure your regalia arrives in time to take and upload a photo to the registration site. This applies to both domestic & international students. 

Monday, March 1   

If you are sending your regalia to an international address, please order by Monday, March 1 to ensure it arrives in advance of the May 2021 Commencement Week. Please visit the FAQ page to learn more about how customs may impact your regalia order. 

Monday, March 15  

If you are sending your regalia to a domestic address, please order by Monday, March 15 to ensure it arrives in advance of May 2021 Commencement Week. 

Friday, April 16   

This is the final date to order regalia, regardless of location. No guarantee of arrival by May 2021 Commencement Week. This applies to both domestic and international students. Learn more about what to do if you miss this deadline by visiting the FAQ page.