Welcome to Loyola's 163rd Commencement Exercises. The 2015 Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Royal Farms Arena (201 W. Baltimore Street) on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Doors to the arena will open at 9 a.m. and the processional will begin at 10:45 a.m. The Commencement program begins promptly at 11 a.m. This year's speaker will be Nicholas Burns, director of the Future Diplomacy Project at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Tickets for Commencement are not required and the number of guests each individual graduate may bring is unlimited. We will provide a live stream of the Commencement Exercises and the Baccalaureate Mass for those unable to attend the ceremony. The link to the live stream will be available at www.loyola.edu/academics/commencement.
Graduates and their families and friends are encouraged to leave ample time to arrive at the arena. The University strongly suggests that families stay at hotels in close proximity to the Royal Farms Arena to avoid traffic and parking delays.
Several other events lead up to Saturday's celebration, including:
See a full schedule of events here.
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