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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 (MRE and MPS) and Certificate Students (CRE, CPS, and Certificate in Theology and Ministry)
  • Saturday, 11 May 2019 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 in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Center.  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 is available by clicking here; the deadline to complete the form is April 26 so that we may include your guest count in our planning and ensure that your name will be called at the liturgy and marked in the liturgy program.

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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 2018 are invited to participate in the cap and gown ceremony. These are groups with a Course Ten due date between 30 Nov. 2017 and 30 Nov. 2018.

  • Saturday, 11 May 2019 
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 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 2019 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 the certificates are also listed on the degree pull-down menu. If you do not apply for degree or certificate graduation, you will not be on any graduation lists, you will not be awarded a diploma or certificate, and your transcript will not reflect that a degree or certificate was earned by you. 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 sent to you from the university, 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 by February 28, 2019. You must order by this date; late orders cannot and will NOT be taken. 

To place an order, contact the bookstore after February 21 at (504) 865-3262 or regarding regalia and announcements. 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 11 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 (7-9 May) in Claiborne Rooms I & II in the Danna Center, on Friday (10 May) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the University Bookstore,  or on Saturday at the Superdome.

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 11, 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 of 9 – 11 May 2019. 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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2018-19 Dates and Deadlines

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

Oct. 19, 2018 Last day for May, August and December candidates should to apply for graduation Learn more»
Feb. 18-19 Graduation Fair: St. Charles Room, Danna Center, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more»
Feb. 28 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.
April 5 Deadline to notify the Office of Student Records of intent to participate in ceremonies. Learn more»
April 26 Deadline for degree and certificate students to RSVP to Diane Blair for the LIM liturgy and reception.
May 7-9 Regalia pick up: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Claiborne Rooms I & II in the Danna Center 

May 10

Regalia pick up: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the University Bookstore. Regalia not picked up by 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10, will be shipped to the Superdome.  Students can pick up regalia in the student's robing room inside the Superdome beginning at 7:30 a.m.
College of Nursing and Health Honors Convocation and Reception, 9 a.m., St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center.
Baccalaureate Mass: Holy Name Church, Loyola University campus, 4 p.m.



May 11 

Regalia pick up at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 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 and Danna Center, 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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