Students, please click on one of the sections below for regalia information about your specific degree or area of study, which includes a link to order regalia and other Commencement-related items. Faculty, your regalia information is available in a separate section below. Also provided in this section is information about how different fields of study are distinguished by various regalia colors.
(Bachelor's Degree only)
Bachelor’s degree graduates who have completed a degree with academic distinction are identified by the burgundy and gold cords worn around the neck.
A degree may be awarded:
- Cum Laude, with praise, representing an overall scholastic achievement of at least 3.5 out of a possible 4.0.
- Magna Cum Laude, with great praise, for a scholastic average of at least 3.7.
- Summa Cum Laude, with highest praise, representing an overall scholastic average of at least 3.9.
We ask that all faculty and staff RSVP for each ceremony they plan to attend. This ensures that adequate seating is provided onstage and/or on the main floor. Faculty,
click here to register for Commencement 2018.
Faculty wishing to participate in Commencement exercises must wear academic apparel. Faculty members who do not own their own academic apparel may purchase or rent it through Jostens via the online registration. The Office of the Provost is pleased to cover the cost of rented regalia for members of Loyola faculty.
Faculty who rent academic apparel are asked to pick it up on the 2nd floor of the Damen Student Center one hour prior to the ceremony they are registered for.
Instructions for Commencement day
Faculty are asked to report to the 2nd floor of the Damen Student Center 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony for processional line-up. For more specific instructions, see your dean’s office.
Faculty who will be hooding doctoral candidates at any ceremony should RSVP prior to the ceremony. Because faculty members will be sitting in a place of honor, wearing academic apparel is required.
If you cannot attend the ceremony, please work with the student to select an appropriate representative in your place.