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2022 Commencement

Tickets and Admission

All 2022 Commencement ceremonies will be ticketed. As of Tuesday, April 26, additional tickets have been released based on availability to select colleges/schools/institutes. If you did not receive an email about additional tickets, please contact your dean's office directly. More information about additional tickets can be found below. 

Graduating Students: You will be required to show your 'student name card' to access Gentile Arena in the Norville Center. Cards will be available for pick-up in the Damen Student Center Den or on the 2nd floor of the Damen Student Center (for PhD and MD candidates) on the day of your ceremony.

Family and Friends: You will be required to show a ticket upon entry to the Damen Student Center and the Norville Center (where Gentile Arena is located). There will be no exceptions. Students must obtain tickets through the official ticketing site or directly from a University official (should additional tickets be released). Unofficial tickets will not be accepted.

Please note: Students must also register for Commencement in order to participate in their unit ceremony.

The last day for students to claim tickets is Wednesday, May 4. 

 

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Additional Tickets

Due to the limited amount of tickets available for select ceremonies, we have released (2) additional tickets per student to your ticket account. You can claim these tickets using the same process as claiming your original tickets. These tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, so we encourage you to place your order as soon as possible. 

Please note: the following ceremonies will not have additional tickets released due to their current attendance numbers

  • College of Arts and Sciences morning ceremony
  • College of Arts and Sciences afternoon ceremony
  • Quinlan School of Business Undergraduate ceremony

This is the final ticket release that will occur for Commencement. Each ceremony will be livestreamed on the Commencement website and we encourage you to share this link with your family and friends that are not able to attend. 

For students that have not yet claimed your tickets, the ticketing website remains open. The website will close for all students on Wednesday, May 4. If a student did not receive this email, their dean's office is handling distribution of their remaining tickets in a different way, and they should contact their dean's office directly. 

Ticket Troubleshooting

All tickets will be delivered via email to students after completing their order. If you do not receive your tickets immediately after placing your order, please check your spam folder.

If you need assistance with your tickets, please email commencement@lLUC.edu and include the following information

    • Your full name
    • Loyola ID number
    • School/college/institute
    • Issue/number of tickets you are requesting (up to 2)

Gentile Arena Access

Admissions Policy

Guests can enter Gentile Arena one hour before the ceremony start time, unless otherwise noted. All individuals need a ticket to be admitted to the Commencement ceremonies. Children under the age of four (4) do not require a ticket if they will be sitting in an adult's lap. Children four (4) and older are required to have a ticket for entry.

Bag Policy

Small bags and purses are permitted inside Gentile Arena. All bags are subject to search upon entry.

Camera Policy

Non-flash, still cameras may be used to take pictures as long as it does not interfere with other guests view. Any tripod or other photography equipment may not be used or placed in any area of the building without approval from the Office of Commencement. Selfie sticks are not allowed inside the arena. No video recording devices, audio recorders or cameras with detachable lenses are allowed. 

COVID-19 Precautions

Please review COVID-19 precautions here.

Lost & Found

Please visit the information desk located inside the Damen Student Center to inquire about lost items during the event. Contact the nearest Guest Services staff member if further assistance is needed. After an event, please call Loyola Campus Safety (773) 508-7233 to inquire about lost items.

Parking & Transportation

More information will be shared in late April regarding parking and transportation.

Prohibited Items

The following items are not permitted inside Gentile Arena:

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Alcohol
  • Animals with the exception of disability service animals
  • Artificial Noisemakers
  • Balloons
  • Fireworks
  • Food/Beverages
  • Hoverboards or Skateboards
  • Laser Pointers
  • Oversized Bags or Coolers
  • Strollers (please note umbrella strollers are acceptable)
  • Unauthorized Banners, Signs, or Flags
  • Weapons of Any Kind
  • Any other item deemed hazardous by game management

Re-Entry Policy

Guests are not permitted to leave and re-enter the venue. Please note the Hall of Fame Atrium on the south side of Gentile Arena, where the Hall of Fame and restrooms are located is considered inside the venue.

Seating Information

Commencement Week seating at Gentile Arena is general admission seating. Accessible seating is available and individuals are welcome to arrive 90 minutes prior to the ceremony start time where staff will assist with directing guests to seats.

Ticket Replacement

Lost, forgotten, stolen, laundered, or mutilated tickets reserved through the Loyola Commencement Office may be replaced only by the person who originally reserved the tickets.

All 2022 Commencement ceremonies will be ticketed. As of Tuesday, April 26, additional tickets have been released based on availability to select colleges/schools/institutes. If you did not receive an email about additional tickets, please contact your dean's office directly. More information about additional tickets can be found below. 

Graduating Students: You will be required to show your 'student name card' to access Gentile Arena in the Norville Center. Cards will be available for pick-up in the Damen Student Center Den or on the 2nd floor of the Damen Student Center (for PhD and MD candidates) on the day of your ceremony.

Family and Friends: You will be required to show a ticket upon entry to the Damen Student Center and the Norville Center (where Gentile Arena is located). There will be no exceptions. Students must obtain tickets through the official ticketing site or directly from a University official (should additional tickets be released). Unofficial tickets will not be accepted.

Please note: Students must also register for Commencement in order to participate in their unit ceremony.

The last day for students to claim tickets is Wednesday, May 4.