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Commencement 2021

Commencement 2021

Parkinson School of Health Sciences & Public Health  

*All events held virtually* 

Monday, May 10, 2021 

  •  4:00 p.m. CDT – Baccalaureate Mass 

Open to all graduates, families, friends, and the larger community. The Baccalaureate Mass will  be available on the LUC Commencement website. 

  • 5:00 p.m. (Central time) – Evening of Excellence 

Parkinson students completing a Master of Public Health and/or 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 with an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students. Zoom room  links will be shared with participating students before the event. 

  • 6:00 p.m. (Central time) – Main Ceremony 

Open to all graduates, families, friends, and the larger community. The LUC Main Ceremony is a  formal celebration including the national anthem, invocation, blessing, and degree conferral.  Featuring remarks by President Rooney and Provost Norberto. The Main Ceremony is pre- recorded and will be available on the LUC Commencement website. 

Tuesday, May 11 

  • 5:00 p.m. (Central time) – Celebration of the Magis 

Open to all graduates, families, friends, and the larger community. Parkinson acknowledges  outstanding undergraduate 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 Celebration of the Magis will be held  virtually. Register for this event. 

  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Central time) – Parkinson Grad Celebration Palooza 

  Open to all graduates, families, friends, and the larger community. A virtual and very personal  celebration of all things YOU! Graduating students, friends and family are welcome to celebrate  the achievements of the Parkinson 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. 

 Wednesday, May 12 

  • Event available beginning at 8:00 a.m. (Central time) – Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health Commencement 

Open to all graduates, families, friends, and the larger community. Parkinson School of Health  Sciences and Public Health Commencement includes a congratulatory message from Dean Elaine  and the student Commencement Speaker. This formal ceremony includes each graduate’s name  read aloud and their individual student-recognition slide with diploma name and academic  attributes. Available for viewing on the LUC Commencement website. 

Questions? Contact Lucia Garcia, lucgarcia@luc.edu 

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