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LIM Liturgy and Reception Announcements and Rings
University Commencement Disability Accommodation
Application for Graduation Dates and Deadlines
Graduation Fee Lodging
Caps and Gowns Contact

LIM Commencement Liturgy and Reception

  • For Master's  and Certificate Students 
  • Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.
  • Ignatius Chapel and Danna Center on the Loyola University New Orleans Campus

The Institute for Ministry has planned a special Eucharistic liturgy for Saturday afternoon.  A festive New Orleans Jazz reception will follow.  Both Master’s and Certificate students receive special recognition during this LIM celebration. Your family and friends are welcome at both of these events. If you are attending the liturgy and reception, please complete the RSVP form that will be available in Spring 2020.  Check back to RSVP in March!  

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University Commencement for LIM Degree Candidates

All degree students (MRE or MPS) who will graduate in May, August, or December of 2020 are invited to participate in the cap and gown ceremony. 

  • Saturday, May 9, 2020. 
  • Morial Convention Center, New Orleans

Detailed information on the Loyola commencement is found on the Loyola University Commencement web page.

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Application for Graduation

All 2020 degree candidates and certificate candidates (MRE/CRE and MPS/CPS) should already have applied for graduation online at Student Records.  Your college is LIM/LIMEX, and please choose your program from the pull-down menu. If you do not apply for degree or certificate graduation, you will not receive information about graduation and your participation in the graduation activities and the awarding of your degree may not happen. If you have not yet applied for graduation (degree/certificate), you need to do so now. GO»

After you submit your application, you will receive an email response that your application has been submitted. 

Students in the 18-hour Certificate in Theology and Ministry program do not apply for graduation.

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Graduation Fee

The university charges a $300 graduation fee to degree (MRE or MPS) candidates.  An invoice will be issued in the term of graduation that you indicated on your graduation application that your degree would be earned (usually, the semester in which you are taking Pastoral and Educational Praxis). The fee covers the cost of your cap and gown (which you keep), your diploma and diploma cover, the ceremony itself, and free lifetime transcripts. So even if you do not attend commencement, go ahead and order a cap and gown since it is included in the fee. CEU students are not charged this graduation fee.

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Caps and Gowns 

Degree (MRE and MPS) candidates may order caps and gowns (regalia) from the Loyola bookstore during the designatead time period (TBA) -  late orders cannot and will NOT be taken. 

To place an order, contact the bookstore at (504) 865-3262 or regarding regalia and announcements. DATES TBA for ordering.  Stay tuned. Please provide them with:  

  1. Name
  2. Day telephone number or email address 
  3. Degree: (MRE or MPS) 
  4. Height
  5. Weight 
  6. Shipping address: (only if you are not attending the May 9 ceremony in New Orleans) Please provide a name, building, street address, (no P.O. Boxes) city, state, country, and zip or postal code. 

Degree candidates attending commencement may pick up regalia between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before commencement (May 5-7) in Claiborne Rooms I & II in the Danna Center, on Friday  (May 8) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the University Bookstore,  or on Saturday at the Convention Center.

For those not attending, caps and gowns will be mailed in the early part of the summer. If you are a LIM extension student who will not attend graduation and if a member of your learning group who is attending the ceremonies in New Orleans will pick up your regalia for you, please email before April 30 to inform the store who will be doing so. The bookstore will charge for postage, so please know you will need to supply a credit card number to pay for the shipping. If at all possible, to save postage, please have someone pick up your regalia for you who is attending the ceremonies.

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Graduation Announcements and Class Rings

Graduation announcements and class rings may be ordered from Balfour

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Disability Accommodation or Special Assistance

Guests who may need special assistance or accessible seating will be accommodated at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome upon their arrival, and special parking is available. If a graduate needs special assistance at the commencement ceremony, please contact Diane Blair by May 2.

If assistance is needed for either the Baccalaureate Mass on May 10 or the LIM Liturgy on May 9, please contact Diane Blair at by May 6 so we can make those arrangements. 

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Lodging Arrangements

Several blocks of rooms have been reserved at area hotels for the nights immediately before and after May 9. All room reservations must be made by the deadlines listed on the Lodging page at the commencement website. Any requests received after that will be handled on a space and rate available basis.

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2019-20 Dates and Deadlines

(See the University's Commencement web page for more details.)  

Oct. 25, 2019 Last day for May, August and December candidates should to apply for graduation Learn more»
TBA Graduation Fair: St. Charles Room, Danna Center, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
TBA Deadline for ordering regalia (and rings and announcements from Balfour) to have them in time for graduation. Late orders cannot be taken. See above details for placing orders.
TBA Deadline to notify the Office of Student Records of intent to participate in ceremonies. Learn more»
TBA Deadline for degree and certificate students to RSVP to Diane Blair for the LIM liturgy and reception.
May 5-7 Regalia pick up: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Claiborne Rooms I & II in the Danna Center 


Regalia pick up: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the University Bookstore. Regalia not picked up by 2 p.m. on Friday, May 8, will be shipped to the Convention Center.  
College of Nursing and Health Honors Convocation and Reception, St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center.
Baccalaureate Mass:  Loyola University campus, 4 p.m.



May 9

Regalia pick up at the Convention Center, 7:30 a.m.
10 a.m., Undergraduate & Graduate Unified Ceremony: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. (Time for graduates to arrive is 8 a.m.)
LIM Liturgy and Reception: Ignatius Chapel,  Loyola University main campus, 4:30 p.m.

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For More Information 

Please contact Diane Blair with questions or for disability accommodations.

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