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Commencement 2021

Please see below for a list of Commencement related programming hosted by individual schools. This page will continue to be updated as additional details are confirmed.

Quinlan School of Business

70th Annual Honors & Awards Presentation  

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 1:00PM CDT
Asynchronous event
Watch as the Quinlan School of Business faculty and staff honor our Business Honors graduates and departmental key winners.   


 
Quinlan Commencement Watch Party  

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 11:00AM CDT
We invite the Quinlan Class of 2021 and the Quinlan community to watch the Quinlan Commencement Ceremony with us on Thursday, May 13 at 11 a.m. Central. We’ll hear from Associate Deans Susan Ries and Pamela McCoy before diving into our virtual ceremony. Students will be emailed the link to register soon.

Interact with us on social media as we celebrate your successes and welcome you to the Quinlan alumni community! Don’t forget to tag @LoyolaQuinlan and #GoForthLUC when you post your Commencement photos on social, as we'll share our favorites on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. We'll also share ceremony highlights on our social channels.

If you can't watch the ceremony at 11 a.m. with us, the ceremony will be available starting at 8 a.m. Central on May 13 and you can watch at your convenience.

  

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

SCPS Commencement Ceremony Congrats & Reminder 

Thursday, May 13, 2021
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies will provide participating graduates with a congrats message and ceremony reminder the day of Commencement. Interested students will provide their phone number on the Celebration & Gratitude Reception registration form here: https://forms.gle/QbqZEwaHctEmMejA8.  

 


Celebration & Gratitude Reception

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. CDT
The Celebration and Gratitude Reception is an opportunity for the staff of the School of Continuing and Processional Studies to recognize our 2020/2021 graduates and to honor all the alumni from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. This event will be held virtually via Zoom. Graduates are encouraged to invite family and friends to this celebration. The link to invite guests can be found within the registration form. The link to attend the event will be sent to all registrants after the close of registration. Register here: https://forms.gle/QbqZEwaHctEmMejA8


Staff & Faculty Toast to Graduates

Asynchronous Event
The staff and faculty of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies is incredibly proud of the achievements of our 2020/2021 graduates during the difficult circumstances of the pandemic. During Commencement Week, we will share our toast to graduates and the hope we have for your future achievements as a Rambler Alum. 


Student Showcase

Asynchronous Event
During Commencement Week, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies will share a student showcase that illustrates the incredible journey of this year's graduates during today's extraordinary circumstances. The showcase will encapsulate our students' daily life - balancing work, school, responsibilities, and chores - all in the backdrop of the pandemic. Graduates interested in participating should submit their photos by March 25 here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScws95nk1mI8_la5xL46Wltsh9e2ppGP-JRlbTY28Pr6Ea0Ag/viewform

School of Education

Doctoral Celebration (EdD & PhD)

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. CDT
Celebration for all graduating EdD and PhD candidates.
Register at this Eventbrite link for the event.


Undergraduate Honors Celebration

Saturday, May 8, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - Noon CDT
Celebration for all SOE Undergraduate Honors students and those achieving graduation laudatory status.
Register at this Eventbrite link for the event.

School of Environmental Sustainability

Virtual School of Environmental Sustainability Student Celebration 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. CDT
Join us as we celebrate our graduating School of Environmental Sustainability undergraduate and graduate students! All students and families are welcome. We will present the SES awards, as well as recognize students graduating with Loyola and SES laudatory honors. The Zoom link will be provided in advance and the room will open at 5:50 p.m. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. No registration is required. The Zoom link will be provided via email to all students.  

Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Evening of Excellence 

Monday, May 10, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT
Parkinson students completing a Master of Public Health and/or a Master of Science degree will share their capstone projects, engage in scholarly discourse, and learn from fellow students and faculty. The Evening of Excellence provides an opportunity for students to celebrate their scholarly accomplishments and an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students.
Zoom registration links will be shared with participants before the event. 


 Celebration of the Magis  

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CDT
The Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health acknowledges outstanding Undergraduate Exercise Science, Public Health and Healthcare Administration students with its annual Magis Awards. Magis is a Latin word meaning "more" or "greater" and is related to the phrase "ad majorem Dei gloriam", the motto of the Society of Jesus and Loyola University Chicago. The awards recognize how honorees are always striving to do better and truly achieve Magis. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate students' accomplishments.

Register for this event here


 

Parkinson Grad Celebration Palooza

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CDT
A virtual and very personal celebration open to all graduates, families and friends that celebrates YOU! Graduating students, family and friends are welcome to celebrate the achievements of the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health Class of 2021. Emceed by Brad Montgomery, award-winning motivational speaker, students, families and friends will gather in community during a unique and entertaining virtual celebration. 

Register for this event here 

 


 

School of Law

Law Baccalaureate Mass

Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. CDT
Visit the Commencement website at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 to view the Law Baccalaureate Mass. No registration is necessary.  

Stritch School of Medicine

HSC Community Blessing and Sending Mass

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. CDT (via livestream)
Mass to bless all HSC graduates.
Event details TBA.


Military Promotion and Honors and Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 5:15 p.m. CDT (via livestream)
Military promotion ceremony for our military graduates and Honors and Awards ceremony for all SSOM graduates.
Event details TBA. 

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Day of Scholarship 

Monday, May 10, 2021 | morning
MSN students will present on each of their comprehensive exam topics to peers and faculty. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this event will be held virtually. More information will be provided to students upon the successful completion of their comprehensive exam.


 

ABN HSC Virtual Honors and Pinning Event  

Monday, May 10, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. CDT
End of the year awards and celebration of graduating students. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this event will be held virtually. 


 

4 Year BSN Virtual Honors and Pinning Event

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. CDT
End of the year awards and celebration of graduating students. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this event will be held virtually.  


 

Hybrid ABSN Virtual Honors and Pinning Event

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. CDT
End of the year awards and celebration of graduating students. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this event will be held virtually. 

 

School of Social Work

Virtual Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. CDT
This is an event for student awardees and their families to have an opportunity to be recognized and be celebrated for their accomplishments.  

Institute of Pastoral Studies

IPS 2021 Commissioning and Toast to Graduates - Virtual  

Monday, May 10, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. CDT
Zoom link coming soon. 

 


IPS 2021 Commencement Watch Party - Virtual 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. CDT
The IPS Commencement Watch Party will honor students who graduated or will graduate during the 2020-2021 academic year (Fall '20, Spring '21, and Summer '21).
Zoom link coming soon. 



 

Additional Programming

2021 Legacy Celebration  

Sunday, May 9 | 11:00 a.m. CDT
Join the Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) for the 13th annual Legacy Celebration commemorating Loyola University Chicago's Class of 2020 and 2021 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who identify as first generation, scholars of color, and/or members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community. 

For more information, please contact Diversity@LUC.edu


2021 Senior Finals Brunch - in person   

Tuesday, April 20 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT
Join Student Activities and Greek Affairs for the senior brunch! All seniors will receive custom giveaways at the brunch, along with the opportunity to take pictures at the Green Doors.  

Advanced registration is required. RSVP here.


2021 Senior Finals Brunch - virtual    

Tuesday, April 20 
Virtual seniors: fill out the form linked below on LUCommunity for free food! 

RSVP here. 


Please visit LUCommunity to learn more about additional undergraduate programming. 


Please visit the Class of 2021 Photo Experience page to learn more about on campus photo opportunities at all three campuses.