Commencement Checklist and Reminders

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  • Submit a completed Application for Degree
  • Pick up cap, gown and announcements at Grad Finale or Bookstore
  • Remember: Do not bring any personal items with you (purses, cameras, etc.). to Mass or Commencement because you cannot carry them in the procession.

Graduate Commencement Reminders

  • Arrive at Loyola Science Center by 9:30 a.m.
  • Bring your color-coded numbered placement card.
  • Bring your gown with hood as well as your cap with tassel. All Doctorate candidates will carry their robe and hood.
  • Meet your guests on the Commons or at the Reception after the ceremony.

Undergraduate Commencement Reminders

View the Arena "Seating Plan"

  • Arrive at Moehgan Sun Arena by 10:45 a.m.
  • You must bring your color-coded, numbered placement card.
  • Enter through the East Gate.
  • Have your cap, gown and hood.
  • Carry-in bags & pocketbooks (yours and your guests) will be spot checked by Arena security.
  • Food & drinks are not to be brought in.
  • Approximate time of ceremony is 3 hours (12:00 to 3:00 pm).
  • A snack and water will be available to you in the line-up area.  Please do not bring them into the ceremony.
  • Bathrooms in the line-up area are limited.  The main bathroom is Room 179/180.
  • Do not bring extra items that you would have to carry in your hands (cameras, purses, etc.)
  • You will meet your guests outside the Arena after the commencement ceremony.  Students in the honors programs and CAS will exit through the East Gate; PCPS and KSOM students will exit through the West Gate.  To link up with your family quickly given the congestion, pick a spot to meet in the parking lots away from the Arena building.

    Enjoy the day!