Loyola University Maryland


Commencement Exercises

The 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be held at CFG Bank Arena on Saturday, May 20. Additional details will be forthcoming in the coming months.

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 livestream will be available on the Commencement homepage.

General Information

Program Includes:

  • Presentation of Carroll Medal, Newman Medal, President's Medal, and Milch Award
  • Presentation of Honorary Degrees
  • Commencement Address
  • Conferral of Degrees

Presentation of Degrees

Student degrees are presented after the Commencement Address. The class will walk with doctoral graduates first, then bachelor’s recipients, and then master’s recipients. Grad Images photographers will take photos of the graduates as they cross the stage. Proofs and information related to ordering Commencement photographs will be sent directly to each graduate via email. All diplomas will be mailed home.

Hotel Information

View the Hotel Information page for more information regarding accommodations.

Parking Information

Parking information coming soon.

Disability Support Information

Persons who require disability support for the Commencement Ceremony should view the Disability Support Information page.

Apparel Information

Caps, gowns, and other academic apparel should be purchased well in advance of the Commencement Ceremony online. Information will be sent out in February.

Commencement Photography

During the ROTC Commissioning, the Special Awards and Departmental Medals Ceremony, and the Commencement Ceremony, Grad Images photographers will be available to take pictures of the graduates as they receive congratulations from the University's President. Proofs and information related to ordering Commencement photographs will be sent directly to each graduate approximately 2-4 weeks after graduation.

For more information, visit the Grad Images website.

Please note: Family and friends may take their own photographs and videos at any of the Commencement events, but should be careful not to interfere with the ceremonies themselves or the professional photographers.