Loyola University Chicago


Quinlan School of Business

Commencement exercises for the Quinlan School of Business will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Gentile Arena on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus. 


Click here to register to participate in Commencement.

Candidates interested in delivering the student Commencement speech should apply by Friday, February 10, 2017. The student should be a part of the graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 11, and the speech should be three to five minutes in length (approximately 700–850 words).

Ideally the speech should reflect on the experiences of graduates at a Jesuit university. Interested candidates should file a letter of intent, along with a draft of their speech, to Dr. Susan Ries (undergraduates) or Katherine Acles (graduate students) in Schreiber Center, Suite 320. Please include a phone number and your LUC e-mail address where you may be contacted during the academic year.

The Commencement Committee will notify the selected student in early March.

Tickets are required for guests of graduates, but not for graduates. The number of tickets allocated to each graduating student has not been determined. 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. It is recommended that graduates needing extra tickets ask fellow students to see if they have tickets they no longer need.

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

The 2017 Commencement Celebration for the Quinlan School of Business will take place on Wednesday, May 10 from 5:30–8 p.m. at The John and Kathy Schreiber Center, 16 E. Pearson. The Commencement Celebration is open to all Quinlan students graduating in the 2016–2017 academic year and up to three (3) guests, additional guests can be registered in advance for $25. Students will be sent registration information for the Commencement Celebration in the spring term. RSVP required. If you have any questions, please e-mail quinlanevents@LUC.edu.

The 66th Annual Quinlan School of Business Undergraduate Honors and Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m. in Corboy Law Center, Kasbeer Hall, 15th Floor, 25 E. Pearson.

The Honors and Awards Ceremony is by invitation only. If you are invited to attend, you will receive a separate invitation during the spring semester. The Honors and Awards Ceremony celebrates the Quinlan School of Business undergraduate students who completed the Business Honors Program, and the awardees of the Department, Fraternity and Dean's Keys. If you have any questions, please e-mail quinlanevents@LUC.edu.

Because there is only one Commencement ceremony per year, Quinlan students are eligible to participate in the May 2017 Commencement ceremony if any of the following apply:

Graduate Students

Graduate students completing their degree in fall or winter 2016 quarter; spring or summer 2017 quarter are eligible to participate in the May 2017 commencement ceremony

Undergraduate Students

Earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in December 2016

Completed all degree requirements by May 2017

A student needing up to 12 hours to complete all requirements during summer 2017 (a student in this category must have the assistant dean confirm by April 1 that the student will complete all requirements during summer 2017)*

*Students finishing their studies in the summer may participate in the May 2017 ceremony, but their degrees will be formally conferred as of August 2017, after they have completed all degree requirements.

Patty Hernandez
Undergraduate Contact

William McMorris
Graduate Contact