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Apply for Graduation

Deadline: October 20, 2023


If you will finish your degree requirements in May (Spring 2024), or August (Summer 2024), or December (Fall 2024) of the calendar year 2024 may participate in the Commencement ceremony held in May 2024.

If this is you, please go to your LORA Self-Service app in the Single Sign On, find the "Graduation Application" tab, and submit your application for the Semester/Term that you will be "graduating" (finishing all of your requirements). By applying early, this will allow your dean to do a final degree audit for you and make sure you are taking the correct courses to complete your degree.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to participate in the commencement ceremony, the only ceremony that you are eligible to participate in will be the one held on May 11, 2024.

Graduation Policies

Additional information regarding eligibility for graduation for undergraduate and graduate students, cost, diplomas, and more can be found here.


If you have questions about your eligibility for graduation or about emails you have received about graduation, please contact LIM's Manager of Student Services Judy Fontenot Lavergne / 504-865-3399.

Graduation Fee

All graduating students, regardless of their participation in the commencement ceremony, will be charged a graduation fee of $340. For students participating in the commencement ceremony, this fee will also include the cost of the regalia (cap and gown), diploma, and leather cover.


Graduate and undergraduate students will be able to order their regalia online. Candidates for graduation will receive an email in January with a link to order regalia online for pickup at the Grad Fair or home shipping (fee applies to ship to home option only). Regalia (without cords or hoods) is encouraged to be worn by graduates to the College of Nursing and Health Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 10.  However, regalia will not be worn by graduates to the LIM Vigil Mass on Saturday, May 11. Regalia is required to participate in commencement ceremonies. Deadlines for ordering regalia are:

  • Sunday, February 4, 2024: Deadline to Order Regalia Online for Pick Up at Grad Fair

  • Sunday, March 31, 2024: Deadline to Order Regalia Online for Shipment to Home Address (shipping fee applies)

Announcements and Rings

Graduation announcements and class rings may be ordered from Balfour.

Grad Fair

  • Where: Danna Student Center
  • Dates: March 11-13, 2024
    • Monday, March 11: 10 am to 3 pm
    • Tuesday, March 12: 11 am to 6 pm
    • Wednesday, March 13: Law Students Only

Schedule of Events for Graduates and Their Guests / May 10 – 11, 2024

Friday, May 10, 2024

Tickets are not required for on-campus events.

10:15 am | College of Nursing and Health Awards Ceremony | Holy Name of Jesus Church | LUNO Map

Graduates and their guests are asked to enter the church beginning at 10 am using the St. Charles Avenue entrance; this is due to a School of Nursing event that will be taking place in the church beginning at 9 am. Graduate and undergraduate students wear their caps and gowns (without cords or hoods) to this event.

11 am | College of Nursing and Health / College of Arts and Sciences Baccalaureate Mass | Holy Name of Jesus Church | LUNO Map

Loyola Institute for Ministry graduates are in the College of Nursing and Health and, as such, are invited to attend this Mass. Graduate and undergraduate students wear their caps and gowns (without cords or hoods) to this event.

5 pm | City College Graduation Reception for Online Students | Monroe Library | LUNO Map

This event is for all graduates who studied online, including Loyola Institute for Ministry graduates. Graduate and undergraduate students do not wear regalia (their caps and gowns) to this event.


Saturday, May 11, 2024

10 am | Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremony | UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122 |

Graduate and undergraduate students wear their caps and gowns with cords and hoods to this event.

Tickets are not required for guest entry to the Loyola Commencement ceremonies at the UNO Lakefront Arena, but the university kindly asks that undergraduate and graduate candidates limit their number of guests to no more than six people in order to comfortably accommodate all parties. Parking is free in surface lots. UNO Lakefront Arena Map

Please know that BAG POLICIES are in effect at the UNO Lakefront Arena.  Policies and prohibited items are pictured below.

bag policies

The ceremony will be livestreamed on Loyola's YouTube channel.

4 pm | Loyola Institute for Ministry Vigil Mass| Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall, Loyola University | LUNO Map

You are cordially invited to attend a vigil Mass on Saturday, May 11, at 4 pm on Loyola's campus. A missioning ceremony takes place during the Mass. A reception follows. Please complete the RSVP form as soon as possible, but no later than April 30. 

The RSVP form also asks if you would be willing to participate in the liturgy as a lector, Eucharistic minister, or gift bearer during the offertory.

Please complete this RSVP form if you plan to attend the Vigil Mass and Reception.

Graduate and undergraduate students do not wear their regalia to this event.

5 pm | Loyola Institute for Ministry Reception | Audubon Room, Danna Center | LUNO Map

LIM graduates and their guests are invited to a reception following the Vigil Mass. Light refreshments will be served. Graduate and undergraduate students do not wear their regalia to this event.



On-Campus Events

Loyola campus parking facilities will be open with free parking May 10 – 11, 2024 for commencement activities. Loyola University Police will be directing traffic. Only vehicles with a disabled tag may park in spots designated for disabled parking on campus.

UNO Lakefront Arena

Parking is free in surface lots.


Disability Accommodation or Special Assistance

Guests who may need special assistance or accessible seating will be accommodated. If a graduate needs special assistance at the commencement ceremony or any of the celebrations, please contact Judy Fontenot Lavergne by May 1, 2024.


For More Information

Please contact Judy Fontenot Lavergne with questions or for disability accommodations.