Loyola University Chicago

Commencement

Cap and Gown

Bachelor's, Master's, and Educational Specialist Candidates

All degree candidates who plan to participate in their graduation ceremony must wear academic apparel that is purchased through the Grad Fair or Loyola Bookstore. You will not be able to purchase your cap and gown the day of your ceremony.

In order to receive the right cap and gown, you will need to know the college or school from which you are graduating and the degree you are earning.

Doctoral Candidates

All PhD, EdD, DNP, DBe, and SJD candidates who plan to participate in their Commencement ceremony must wear appropriate academic apparel that is rented online from Oak Hall Cap & Gown.

You may also purchase custom Loyola doctoral gowns online through Oak Hall Cap & Gown.

PhD, DBe, DNP, and EdD candidates will be able to pick up your gowns 90 minutes before your ceremony on the second floor of the Damen Student Center in Schmidt Hall.

Law School & Medical School Candidates

All Law School and Medical School* candidates who plan to participate in their Commencement ceremony must wear appropriate academic apparel, doctoral gown, hood, and tam, that is 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 law and medical students. However, students are responsible for placing their own orders. Academic apparel for law students will be distributed in the Damen Student Center, Schmidt Hall (2nd Floor) on the Lake Shore Campus, Saturday, May 21 from 8:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Stritch medical students must pick up their regalia on Monday, May 16 in SSOM Office of Registration & Records from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm.

*Attendance at commencement is a graduation requirement for SSOM students.