Message Sent To:Class of 2020
Message From:Message from the Office of the Provost
Date Sent:Monday, June 22, 2020 09:37 AM CDT

Virtual Commencement: August 8, 2020

You are invited to a very special celebration for the Class of 2020—our Sesquicentennial Class!

We are not able to gather in person this summer as we had planned, but we will gather in the spirit of Loyola University Chicago to celebrate your accomplishments.

Virtual Commencement
Saturday, August 8
3:00 p.m. Central

University Ceremony
Including remarks by Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, President; Norberto Grzywacz, PhD, Provost; Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM; and keynote speaker Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J. (MA ’95), Executive Director for Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

School Ceremonies
Including remarks by the dean, student speaker, and a recognition of all graduates individually by name. The school ceremonies immediately follow the University ceremony.

Prepare for Commencement

  • Save the date: Invite your family and friends to watch, too. No registration is necessary. All the ceremonies will be available online afterward, so you can watch – or re-watch – the ceremonies at your convenience.
  • Submit a photo: Soon, you will receive an email from GradImages with the full details.
  • Unwrap your regalia: In July, preordered regalia will be shipped to your permanent U.S. address on file with the University. You can still order regalia.
  • Watch for a Celebration Package: But do not open the box until the Virtual Commencement, when we will open the package together.
  • Use the Commencement hashtag: Use #GoForthLUC on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to join the conversation about Commencement.
  • Visit the Commencement site: See the latest information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at LUC.edu/Commencement.

In addition to our virtual celebration of the Class of 2020, we are planning to hold an in-person celebration in late spring 2021 if conditions allow. We will share more details in the coming months as they become available.

Loyola is thrilled to celebrate with you this August!

NOTE: This message was also shared with faculty and staff, and undergraduate students' parents.

  • CLICK HERE to view the message sent to parents.
  • CLICK HERE to view the message sent to faculty and staff.