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Faculty and Administrators

Loyola’s 171th Commencement Exercises will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11 a.m. at CFG Bank Arena.  

In order to provide adequate seating, all faculty, staff, and administrators who wish to attend are asked to fill out an online RSVP form by Friday, April 26. Details are included below. 

Any member of the Loyola community who would like to volunteer to assist the Commencement team the day of instead of attending as a guest can register here. Volunteer duties may include greeting and seating guests, program distribution, row marshal/assisting with the conferral of degrees, and general support. 

2024 Schedule of Events

Friday, May 17

Special Awards and Departmental Medals Ceremony

McManus Theater 
10 a.m.

Academic regalia is required. Faculty and administrators will assemble in College Center Conference Rooms 113 and 114 beginning at 9 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Baccalaureate Mass

Reitz Arena
1:30 p.m.

Faculty and administrators will assemble in College Center Conference Rooms 113 and 114 at 12:45 p.m. The procession will begin promptly at 1:15 p.m. Please wear academic regalia.

Saturday, May 18


CFG Bank Arena (201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201)
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. approximately

In order to provide adequate seating for all, faculty and administrators who wish to attend one or more of the following activities are asked to fill out the RSVP form by Friday, April 26.

Faculty and administrators will enter at the Pass Gate on the Hopkins Plaza (east) side by 9:45 a.m. You will be directed to the robing area. Refreshments will be served, and the procession will begin promptly at 10:45 a.m. Please bring your academic regalia. We will provide shuttle service for any faculty or staff member attending the ceremony. The shuttle will leave the Fitness and Aquatic Center at 9 a.m. (it will return at the conclusion of the ceremony). Free parking will be available at the Fitness and Aquatic Center. If you are interested in shuttle service to the Arena, please note this on the RSVP form.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  CFG Bank Arena adheres to a clear bag policy and now implements walk through metal detectors. ALL bags will be searched upon entry to the Arena. Bags larger than 14” x 14” x 6” WILL NOT be permitted. Backpacks are not permitted Small personal cameras (no large detachable lenses) and camera phones are permitted. Weapons of any kind, professional cameras, video cameras, Go-pros, iPads, tablets, and Selfie Sticks are strictly prohibited.

To read the complete policy about what is and isn’t permitted, please visit the CFG Bank Arena website.

Academic Apparel Rental Information

To rent academic apparel for Commencement, please visit College Graduation Products by Herff Jones to order your rental online. The deadline to rent regalia is Wednesday, April 10. If you miss the deadline, please contact academic events. Orders placed after this date will incur additional fees.

Your rented regalia will be available for pickup from the bookstore Tuesday, May 14 thru Friday, May 17 between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Faculty and administrators are responsible for returning their rental. All rentals must be returned to the bookstore on Monday, May 20.

Pricing (all include: cap, gown, hood, and tassel):

  • Bachelor: $67.96
  • Master: $74.96
  • Doctor: $115.96

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Academic Events at 410-617-2261 or

Faculty and Administrator 2024 RSVP Form

I will attend the following events (check all that apply)*
Will you need shuttle service from the Fitness & Aquatic Center to CFG Bank Arena?*

Event Information

Saturday, May 18, 2024
11 a.m.
CFG Bank Arena
201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201