Loyola University Chicago

Commencement

Institute of Pastoral Studies

The Commencement ceremony for the Institute of Pastoral Studies will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Gentile Arena on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus. Tickets are not required for the ceremony.

Click here to register to participate in Commencement.

The Commissioning and Graduation Party for the Institute of Pastoral Studies will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019, in Kasbeer Hall (Corboy Law Center, 15th Floor) on Loyola's Water Tower Campus. Students are welcome to bring their family and friends, up to 4 guests.

Please note, this event is free to IPS students and their guests but registration is required. Please register by April 22, 2019.

Click here to register to participate in the Commissioning and Graduation Party.

  • Grad apparel (gowns, tassels, and hoods) can be purchased at the Universities Bookstores and Grad Fair at either campus. Please check the Commencement website for up-to-date information.  
    • Regalia pick-up will be at the Grad Fairs on the following dates:
      • Wednesday, April 3, 2019: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
      • Tuesday, April 16, 2019: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Plan to arrive no later than 1:45 p.m. to have enough time on Tuesday, May 7, at the Lake Shore Campus.
  • Check in at the Den to get your seating card in the Damen Student Center (Number 12 on the map).
  • Do NOT lose your seating card!
  • Masters candidates must be in their assigned seats in the Gentile Arena by 2:45 p.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes. Late arrivals may not be permitted.
  • Tassels should be worn on the left side at Commencement and for picture taking. The tassel color is red for all IPS graduates. Graduates will hood themselves during the ceremony when the president instructs students to don their hoods. Example instructions for hooding can be found here.
  • Purses and other items should be given to family members to hold during the ceremony, since there will be no area in which they can be stored nor will you return to the same seat after crossing the stage.
  • Purses and other items should be given to family members to hold during the ceremony, since there will be no area in which they can be stored nor will you return to the same seat after crossing the stage.
  • NO strollers are allowed in the Gentile Arena. Please leave them in your car. If you arrive with them, you will be asked to leave them outside the facility.
  • Absolutely no balloons or flags will be allowed into the arena.

Gosia Czelusniak
Executive Administrative Assistant
gczelusniak@LUC.edu
312.915.7450 

Roberta McLaurin
Coordinator of Student Services
rmclaur@LUC.edu
312.915.7487