Loyola University Chicago


Stritch School of Medicine

Commencement exercises for the Stritch School of Medicine will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Gentile Arena on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus.

Click here to register to participate in Commencement.

All Medical School candidates must wear appropriate academic apparel during the ceremony, which can be rented online from Oak Hall Cap & Gown. The online regalia ordering site will shut down on Monday, April 11 so orders must be placed before then. Rented apparel is provided at no cost to medical students, however students are responsible for placing their own orders. Medical students must pick up their regalia on Monday, May 16 in SSOM Office of Registration and Records from 9:00am until 4:30pm.

Attendance at commencement is mandatory for SSOM students. 

Commencement Weekend Events

Below is the schedule of events for the Commencement weekend. Should you have any questions please contact Mary Van Houten at mavanhouten@luc.edu.

Guests of graduates from the Stritch School of Medicine need tickets to enter the arena. Tickets must be ordered by Friday, May 13, 2016.

Friday, May 20, 2016—Stritch School of Medicine (Cuneo Center)

4 p.m.—Baccalaureate Mass (SSOM 2nd Floor Atrium)

5 p.m.—Reception (SSOM Cafeteria)

6:00 p.m.—Military  Promotion and Senior Honors and Awards Ceremony (CTRE Auditorium)

Saturday, May 21, 2016—Gentile Arena—Lake Shore Campus

3 p.m.—Graduates arrive in order to gown and to receive instructions for the procession, hooding, and conferral of degrees. Doors open to seating area.

4 p.m.—Commencement Procession and Exercises

5:30–7 p.m.—Reception in Schmidt Hall, Damen Student Center, Lake Shore Campus (building next to Gentile Arena)