You will need to apply to graduate by the graduation deadline listed on the academic calendar. LUC.edu/academics/schedules
Fall Graduation (Dec):
Spring Graduation (May):
Summer Graduation (Aug):
|Loyola University Chicago only has one graduation ceremony. The graduation ceremony takes place during graduation weekend in May. Students graduating in the Fall and Summer terms are invited to participate in the May graduation ceremony. Walking across the stage at graduation does not automatically confer your degree.
If you are graduating with two degrees, you MUST apply to each school. For example: You are a Marketing major in the Quinlan School of Business and an Advertising/PR major in the School of Communications. You are a multiple degree student and will need to apply for graduation through both schools.
If you are receiving a minor outside of the Quinlan School of Business you do not need to complete another graduation application other than the Quinlan School of Business application.
Please read the following steps first and then complete them by initiating the Apply for Graduation process in LOCUS:
1. Enter your expected graduation term and verify your Major(s) and Minor(s). If your Major or Minor is not correctly identified, please update your major/minor using the LOCUS system. If your expected graduation term does not appear in LOCUS, please go to Schreiber 316. Change of Expected Graduation Term. If your expected term of graduation changes, contact your College's or School's Dean's office as soon as possible to insure that this change is reflected in LOCUS.
2. Verify your Permanent Address as recorded in LOCUS. Your diploma will be mailed to your Permanent Address in LOCUS. Please verify that your Permanent Address in LOCUS is accurate. If you wish to have your diploma mailed to another address, please complete the Temporary Diploma Mailing Address form (PDF) and email if to email@example.com.
3. Verify your Diploma Name. The name that will appear on your diploma will be your Primary Name recorded in LOCUS. If any changes are required, you are asked to enter those changes in LOCUS. If your Diploma Name differs significantly from your Primary Name, a notarized must be filed in the Office of Registration and Records. (For example, if you are adding or changing a Name - First, Middle, Last - or if you are adding a suffix such as Jr., Sr., I, II, III, etc., A Name Change Request must be completed.)
Please apply for graduation through LOCUS. If your major and/or minor is incorrect in LOCUS please complete a in Schreiber 316. All students who want to start the graduation audit process must complete the graduation application.
The information on the application will be used to:
1) determine the term in which you are planning to graduate 2) determine what classes you have remaining in order to graduate 3) confirm your preferred name on the diploma 4) send you graduation correspondence before the ceremony 5) reserve your seat at the ceremony.
Name that you want on your diploma is different than what is in Locus
The name that will appear on your diploma will be your Primary Name recorded in LOCUS. If any changes are required, you are asked to enter those changes in LOCUS. If your Diploma Name differs significantly from your Primary Name, a notarized Name Change Request must be filed in the Office of Registration and Records. (For example, if you are adding or changing a Name - First, Middle, Last - or if you are adding a suffix such as Jr., Sr., I, II, III, etc., A Name Change Request must be completed).
Declaration of Major/Minor
Please be sure the majors and minors that you have listed in LOCUS are correct prior to applying for graduation in LOCUS.
NOTE: Changing your Major/Minor after you apply for graduation:
If you change your major/minor or add a major/minor then you must complete a new graduation application.
A student who earns a cumulative Loyola GPA of at least 3.50 will be graduated cum laude (with honors); of at least 3.70, magna cum laude (with high honors); or at least 3.90, summa cum laude (with highest honors). For the purpose of calculating the grade point average (GPA), averages are NOT rounded, i.e., 3.49 is not rounded to 3.50. Laudatory status requires exactly 3.50 or better. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 60 graded Loyola hours (excluding pass-no pass hours) to be eligible for academic honors. Work completed at a program or college not formally affiliated with Loyola will not be counted. The computation is based on the student's entire academic career at Loyola.
Laudatory status for the degree will be based on certification of all requirements and may differ from the status announced at graduation ceremonies if degree requirements are not certified at the time of the ceremony.
Magna Cum Laude
Summa Cum Laude
Students who completed the University’s Honors Program will receive recognition for their accomplishments. The degree that will be awarded pending the final audit will be a BBA with honors.
Departmental honors are available to students with majors in Quinlan School of Business. Students must apply to a department for honors consideration. Contact the chairperson of the specific department for more information. Departmental Honors are available through the Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management departments. More information is found here.
Business Career Services
We encourage you to visit Business Career Services to take advantage of the many services that are offered. As a Quinlan student, you can receive assistance from Business Career Services in areas such as job/internship search, career advising, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and much more. For more information about the office and services offered, please visit www.luc.edu/quinlan/careers. Career services are also available to you after you graduate.
Loyola University Chicago Alumni Association
Even though you are wrapping up your time at Loyola as a student it is important to look towards the future. The Loyola University Chicago Alumni Association is a great way to remain connected to Loyola. The Association sponsors events both in the Chicago-land area and in the seven chapters across the US. These events might be educational or social; any opportunity is a great way to network with other Loyolans. More alumni information can be found at www.luc.edu/alumni.
Apply for Graduation through LOCUS
Before or on the graduation application deadline
Graduation audit sent to your LUC email account
Approximately 2-4 weeks after you apply for graduation.
Student review graduation audit
If there are any discrepancies please contact the Quinlan School of Business at 312.915.6113 immediately to schedule an appointment.
School of Business Commencement
Diplomas will be mailed approximately 8-10 weeks after the degree has been awarded.