Senior Send Off
Senior Send Off is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class of Loyola University Chicago through various activities. Tickets will go on sale after Spring Break. If you are a graduating senior, be on the look out for an email about ticket sales!
Individuals eligible to participate in 2020 Senior Send Off Programs include individuals graduating in Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020. Fall 2020 graduates are not eligible to participate in these events.
The 2020 events offered by our office included:
Cubs Game – April 26, 2020
Senior Boat Cruise - April 21, 2020
Senior Toast - May 4, 2020
Come enjoy a night out at Wrigley Field with the Chicago Cubs as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies!!
Date: April 26, 2020
Time: 1:20 PM
Location: Wrigley Field
Ticket Price: TBD (400 tickets available; limit 1 per ID)
Join your fellow seniors on a dinner cruise on the Mystic Blue Boat Cruise leaving from Chicago's historic Navy Pier. Boarding time is 8:30pm. Cost includes dinner, dancing, and the cruise.
Date: April 21, 2020
Time: Boarding at 8:30 PM; Depart at 9 PM; Return at 11 PM
Location: Board at Navy Pier
Ticket Price: $50 (650 tickets available; limit 1 per ID)
Note that all attendees must be 21+ to board the boat. No exceptions will be made.
Raise your glasses to the class of 2020! Enjoy this special engagement which will include the annual commencement walk where each senior will receive a commemorative flute glass from Alumni Relations. We encourage all seniors to invite a mentor to celebrate with them at this occasion.
Date: Monday, May 4
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Ticket Price: $5 for Seniors and $5 per guest; limit three guests per student
Graduation Fair - Sponsored by Special Events
Dates: Tuesday, April 7 (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM) in Damen Multipurpose Room; Wednesday, April 15 (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM) in Regents
The Grad Fair is an event sponsored by the Loyola Bookstore that allows students to purchase their academic apparel, have portraits taken, and place orders for other graduation-related items.
All students are highly encouraged to attend a Grad Fair to pick up their regalia for Commencement. If you are unable to attend one of the Grad Fairs, all students receiving either their bachelor’s or master’s degree can call or stop by the Water Tower or Lake Shore bookstore (773.508.7350).
Adulting 101 - Sponsored by Alumni Relations
Dates: Wednesday, April 15 (7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
Location: Kasbeer Hall, Corboy Law Center 15th floor
Join the GOLD Board and the Young alumni community for a professional development event focusing on learning those helpful hints you didn’t get in class. Hear from industry experts on real world topics that face you as you graduate and take the next steps into adult life. Topics include: Financial advising, real estate, human resources and understanding benefits, and navigating career transitions.
Price: $15 for Young Alumni, $10 for Class of 2020
Legacy Celebration - Co-sponsored by Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs and Alumni Relations
Date: Sunday, May 3
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This celebration recognizes our first generation students, students of color and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) students who are graduating from Loyola University Chicago's undergraduate, graduate or professional schools during the 2019-2020 academic year. Students must register to participate by March 15. Friends and family are encouraged to attend the celebration and each graduate may bring up to 3 guests. With questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cocktails in the Clouds - Sponsored by Alumni Relations
Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Loyola invites you to this year's Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Alumni Cocktails in the Clouds, an annual tradition to meet and reconnect with fellow young alumni as well as welcome our newest members - the 2020 graduates - to the Loyola alumni network!
From the 80th floor of the Aon Building, the Mid-American Club boasts one of the best views in the city, so dress to impress, head downtown, and get ready for a GOLD favorite!
Registration will be opening soon!
What qualifies as "Senior-Status" in order to participate in Senior Send-Off Events?
Senior-status is defined based on the academic calendar year of 2019 - 2020. This includes undergraduate students graduating in Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020.
Can I refund or transfer a ticket that I have already purchased?
No. All ticket sales are final. Tickets are non-transferable.
Can I purchase tickets at the event?
No. Tickets will not be available for purchase at any Senior Send Off event. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time via the ticket sales webpage.
Are tickets only for Loyola students, or can I bring a friend?
Tickets are ONLY for Loyola seniors. This is determined by the number of credit hours a student has at the time of Senior Send Off We cross check your Student ID to be sure that only students who are seniors are getting tickets. As such, you are unable to bring other friends. The exception is Senior Toast where friends and families can join you for this event - but they will not receive the commemorative glass.
I lost or forgot my ticket for a ticketed event. What should I do?
Tickets are required in person to attend all ticketed events. If you lose your ticket 24 hours in advance, please reach out to the SAGA office. If you forget to bring your ticket, you will not be permitted entry.
Tickets for an event I want are sold out, why aren’t there enough tickets for every senior?
Unfortunately, there are only so many tickets available for each event compared to the number of seniors. It would be impossible to fit 2,000 students on a boat or to buy 2,000 tickets to a single Cubs game. As such, the tickets are limited in quantity and are available on a first come, first serve basis. We apologize for any inconvenience.
What is the dress code for the boat cruise?
The recommended dress code for the boat cruise is somewhere in the range of business casual to semi-formal. It is a dressier occasion. For gentlemen, we recommend khakis or dress pants and a nice shirt (tie optional). For ladies, we recommend a skirt, dress or nice pants with a nice top. A helpful piece of advice will also be to dress for the weather since the boat is partially open air.
I have questions. Who can I contact?
With questions, please email Senior Send-Off at email@example.com.