Loyola University Chicago


College of Arts and Sciences & the Institute of Environmental Sustainability

The College of Arts & Sciences will hold two ceremonies on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Gentile Arena on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus:

  • The Morning ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Afternoon* ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m.

*The afternoon ceremony includes the Institute of Environmental Sustainability.


Commencement Registration is Open!

Please note: students are allotted 4 guest tickets. These tickets must be reserved during the registration process. Unfortunately, due to the large size of our graduating class, there are no additional tickets available beyond these 4 guest tickets. There is remote viewing available in Damen Student Center. The Dean’s Office and Office of Special Events will not be able to assist in securing additional tickets. We know this isn't the response you'd like to hear, however, these are the space parameters that we must work within.

Click here to register to participate in the morning Commencement Ceremony.

Click here to register to participate in the afternoon Commencement Ceremony.


The College of Arts & Sciences will be distributing parking passes starting May 3rd through May 10th.


Each College of Arts & Sciences graduate will receive four tickets for his or her guests. These tickets are selected when you register to participate in the Commencement ceremony. All guests, including small children, must have a ticket.

Extra tickets for these ceremonies are not available. Due to the large sizes of our graduating classes, we cannot offer more than four tickets to graduates. It is recommended that graduates needing extra tickets ask fellow students for tickets they will not be using. 

For information on getting to campus, parking and local accommodations, see our Families & Guests page.

  • African Studies and the African Diaspora
  • Anthropology (BA and BS)
  • Classical Studies (Classical Civilization, Greek, Latin)
  • Computer Science (Communication Networks & Security, Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering)
  • Criminal Justice & Criminology
  • Economics
  • English (English, Creative Writing)
  • Fine and Performing Arts (Art History, Music, Studio Art, Theatre, Visual Communication)
  • Forensic Science
  • History
  • Human Services
  • International Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics (Math, Math & Computer Science, Math Education, Statistics)
  • Modern Languages and Literatures (French, Italian, Spanish)
  • Philosophy (Philosophy, Social Justice)
  • Political Science
  • Sociology (including Sociology-Anthropology combined major)
  • Theology (Religious Studies, Theology)
  • Women’s Studies and Gender Studies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology (Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology)
  • Chemistry (Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemistry-BA)
  • Environmental Studies/Science (BA and BS)
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics (Biophysics, Physics, Physics & Computer Science, Theoretical Physics & Applied Math)
  • Psychology (all concentrations)

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) is in search of two graduating CAS seniors (class of 2017) to speak on behalf of the graduating class. We are seeking one Bachelor of Arts graduate and one Bachelor of Science graduate. Candidates interested in delivering the speech or who would like to nominate another student should apply by February 20. The speech should be three to five minutes in length. Ideally, the speech should reflect on the experience of graduates at a Jesuit university.

Interested graduates must send a letter of intent, along with an abstract of their speech and a brief resume, to the College of Arts & Sciences, Sullivan Center Room 235, Attn: Joyce Knight, by February 20. It is important to include a telephone number and an address where you or your nominee may be contacted during the semester. Selected applicants will be notified by the College Committee on Commencement in early March, and the final selection will be made by late March. If you have any further questions, please telephone or e-mail the College of Arts & Sciences at the contact information listed below.

College of Arts & Sciences (LSC)