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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, 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 is encouraged to be worn to the college Masses.

  • Regalia is required to participate in commencement ceremonies.

Deadlines for ordering regalia

  • 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

Graduation / May 10 – 11, 2024

Friday, May 10, 2024

College of Nursing and Health Awards Ceremony preceding the Graduation Mass (10:15 am)

Holy Name of Jesus Church  LUNO Map
Graduate and undergraduate students wear their caps and gowns (without cords or hoods) to this event.

College of Nursing and Health/College of Arts & Sciences Graduation Mass (11 am)

Holy Name of Jesus Church  LUNO Map
Graduate and undergraduate students wear their caps and gowns (without cords or hoods) to this event.

City College Graduation Reception for Online Students 5-6 pm

Monroe Library  LUNO Map
Graduate students and undergraduate students do not wear their regalia to this event.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Undergraduate / Graduate Commencement Ceremony at 10 am

Details forthcoming
Graduate and undergraduate students must wear their regalia to this event.

Notes: Guests will be required to go through a visual bag check upon entry; the following items are prohibited: alcohol, balloons, flowers, confetti. Banners or signs are permitted if they are in good taste and do not obstruct the view of other guests.Guest entrances are via Ramp 1 and Ramp 4. Guests using wheelchairs and with limited mobility may enter the ADA Ground entrance at Ramp 1. This entrance is only for those requiring assistance.

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

LIM Missioning Ceremony and Vigil Mass at 4:00 pm

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

Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall LUNO Map
Graduate and undergraduate students do not wear their regalia to this event.

LIM Reception 5:00 pm

Danna Center LUNO Map
Graduate and undergraduate students do not wear their regalia to this event.

LIM graduates and their guests are invited to a reception following the Missioning Ceremony and vigil Mass. Light refreshments will be served.



On-Campus Events

Loyola campus parking facilities will be open with free parking May 9 – 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.



Information regarding tickets to the commencement ceremony are forthcoming.


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.