Loyola University Maryland


Commencement Exercises

Please note that Loyola's 2020 Commencement ceremony has been postponed.

The 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Royal Farms Arena, formerly Baltimore Arena (201 W. Baltimore Street). Date is TBA. 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. and should end around 1:30 p.m. 

Tickets for Commencement are not required and the number of guests each individual graduate may bring is unlimited.

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 Royal Farms Arena to avoid traffic and parking delays.

Royal Farms Arena has increased all security measures and now implements walk through metal detectors. ALL bags will be searched upon entry to the Arena. Bags larger than 13 5/8" x 15 1/4" WILL NOT be permitted. There are lockers available to rent for your convenience. 

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. Visitors exiting the building will not be allowed re-entry.

We will provide a livestream 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.

Program Includes:

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