Loyola University Chicago



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 the 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.

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.