Commencement 2015

More than 4,000 Loyola graduates will walk across the stage this spring to collect their degrees. Below are photos, stories, and ways to follow the events on social media. Click here for Commencement schedules and other details.

Online gallery

Relive everything at Loyola’s Flickr gallery, which is loaded with Commencement pictures and images from other graduation-related events.See photos

Graduate profiles

A decade ago, this trafficking survivor was a world away from a college degree.

Shamere McKenzie

Criminal justice and criminology

“Having gone through what I did and knowing firsthand that young people are often targeted, I feel like I have a duty to help them.”Read More

In today’s economy, recent college graduates face fierce competition for jobs. How did these three stand out from everyone else and land full-time positions right out of school? With a Loyola degree, of course.

Andrew Fenske

Marketing, management

“Loyola prepared me by showing me the importance of serving humanity … and by building on my desire to always do and become more.”Read More

Colleen McCaffrey

Anthropology, sociology

“At Loyola, I've always been encouraged to constantly seek out new challenges and to always push the boundaries of what I think I know.”Read More

Naznin Larya

Information systems

“The experiences I've had and the relationships I've built at Loyola have fueled my curiosity to enter and succeed in the IT consulting world.”Read More


Join the Commencement conversation on social media by using #LoyolaChicago for all your posts.See Posts

Senior Toast

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! After years of hard work and countless hours of studying, you’ve earned your Loyola degree—and with it, the knowledge and life-changing experiences that will shape you for years to come.See photos

GALLERY Here’s a toast to all that you’ve accomplished at Loyola.

I was ... I am

Every year, we ask graduating seniors a simple question—and then put their answers and pictures into a Commencement ceremony video.See slideshow

Join the Alumni Network

Commencement is not the end of your relationship with Loyola. It’s just the beginning. As a graduate of Loyola, you’re a member of a global network of more than 150,000 alumni—fellow Ramblers who have gone on to make the world a better place.Stay Connected

VIDEO: Hear alum Bob Newhart explain what it means to be a Loyola graduate.