Loyola University Chicago


Day of the Ceremony Instructions

  • Graduates attending the ceremony should arrive already dressed in their cap and gown for check-in between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The ceremony begins promptly at 1 p.m.
  • Purses and other items should be given to someone in your guest party to hold during the ceremony, since there will be no area to store these items nor will you return to the same seat after crossing the stage.
  • The doors to Mundelein Auditorium will open one hour prior to the start of the commencement ceremony. Guests who arrive late will be asked to wait outside until the processional has been completed. Guests will not be admitted during the invocation or speeches.