Congratulations Class of 2012

Event Details

More than 1,700 baccalaureate and advanced degrees were conferred during Loyola University Maryland’s 160th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore.

Commencement address: Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J.

Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J., founder and chief executive officer of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the country, delivered Loyola’s 2012 Commencement Address and received a doctor of humane letters degree, honoris causa. An expert on gangs and intervention approaches, Fr. Boyle is a nationally renowned speaker who has given commencement addresses at numerous universities and spoken at conferences for teachers, social workers, criminal justice workers, and others about the importance of adult attention, guidance, and unconditional love in preventing youth from joining gangs.

Learn more about his speech and the other honors awarded at this year’s commencement.

Be part of the 2012 commencement story

Commencement 2012 Honorees

Graduates and their families, friends, and loved ones are invited to make their photos and words of celebration part of Loyola’s real-time coverage of commencement. If you’re connected to social media during the event, here’s what to do:

Tag your tweets, Instagram photos, and Tumblr posts with #STWL2012 (Strong Truths Well Lived) to include them in the live Twitter feed on this page.


Email your photos to

We also encourage everyone to follow @LoyolaMaryland on Twitter and Instagram for updates during the event.