Commencement 2014

LIM Liturgy and Reception • University Commencement • Application for Graduation • Graduation Fee • Caps and Gowns • Announcements and Rings • Disability Accommodation • Dates and Deadlines • Lodging •  Contact

LIM Commencement Liturgy and Reception

For Masters and Certificate Students
Saturday, 10 May 2014 at 4:30 P.M.
Ignatius Chapel and Danna Center on the Loyola University New Orleans Campus
 
The Institute for Ministry has planned a special Eucharistic liturgy for Saturday afternoon.  A festive New Orleans Jazz reception will follow in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Center.  Both Master’s and Certificate students receive special recognition during this LIM celebration. Your family and friends are welcome at both of these events. If you are attending the liturgy and reception, please complete the RSVP form and return it to the LIM office by 15 April to let us know your guest count and to ensure that your name will be called at the liturgy and marked in the liturgy program.

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University Commencement for LIM Degree Candidates

For all degree students who will graduate in May, August, or December of 2013 are invited to participate in the cap and gown ceremony. These are groups with a Course Ten due date between 30 Nov. 2013 and 30 Nov. 2014.
Saturday, 10 May at 9:45 a.m. 
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
 
Detailed information on the Loyola commencement is found on the Loyola University Commencement web page.

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Application for Graduation

All 2014 degree candidates and certificate candidates should already have applied for graduation online at Student Records.  Your college is LIM/LIMEX and the certificates are also listed on the degree pull-down menu. If you do not apply for degree or certificate graduation, you will not be on any graduation lists, you will not be awarded a diploma or certificate, and your transcript will not reflect that a degree or certificate was earned by you. If you have not yet applied for graduation (degree/certificate), you need to do so NOW.

After you submit your application, you will receive an email response to your loyno.edu email account that your application has been submitted. (Instructions for using your loyno.edu email account are on the Technology Guide DVD given to you by your facilitator and in the LIMEX Policy Manual. The most recent copy of the manual is found on the LIM documents website in the student section. If you do not know your loyno.edu email address, you can find it by going to LORA (where you check your grades and other student information).

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Graduation Fee

The university charges a $275 graduation fee to degree candidates.  An invoice will be sent to you from the university, in the term of graduation that you indicated on your graduation application that your degree would be earned (usually, the semester in which you are taking Course Ten). The fee covers the cost of your cap and gown (which you keep), your diploma and diploma cover, the ceremony itself, and free lifetime transcripts. So even if you do not attend commencement, go ahead and order a cap and gown since it is included in the fee. CEU students are not charged this graduation fee.

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Caps and Gowns 

You may order your cap and gown (regalia) from the Loyola bookstore 19 Feb.- 5 March. You must order within this timeframe; late orders cannot and will NOT be taken.  To place an order, you may call the bookstore at 504-865-3262 and ask for Dwan Haydel, or fax her at 504-865-2888, or email her at dhaydel@loyno.edu being sure to include the information below. Please let Ms. Haydel know if you are an off-campus LIM student.

Degree candidates attending commencement may pick up regalia from the bookstore between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the Thursday and Friday before commencement (8-9 May) or at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Superdome.

For those not attending, caps and gowns will be mailed beginning in mid-June. The bookstore would prefer to mail them all to one person from the group. If a group chooses this option, please fax or email all the information for each degree candidate in one email/fax, clearly indicating to whom the caps and gowns should be shipped.  If a member of your group who is attending the ceremonies in New Orleans will pick up your regalia for you, please email Dwan Haydel at dhaydel@loyno.edu before 30 April to inform her who will be doing so. The bookstore will charge for postage, so please know you will need to supply a credit card number to pay for the shipping. If at all possible, to save postage, please have someone pick up your regalia for you who is attending the ceremonies.

Information needed by the Loyola Bookstore: 

  1. Name: 
  2. Day telephone number or email address 
  3. Degree: (MRE or MPS) 
  4. Height: 
  5. Weight: 
  6. Shipping address: (only if you are not attending the 10 May ceremony in New Orleans) Please provide a name, building, street address, (no P.O. Boxes) city, state, country, and zip or postal code.

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Graduation Announcements and Class Rings

Graduation announcements and class rings may be ordered from Balfour. At the Balfour website, type in Loyola University in the "Shop Your School" box and select Loyola New Orleans from teh drop-down menu that appears. When prompted, be sure to select Main Campus class rings or graduation announcements (not Law School).

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Disability Accommodation or Special Assistance

Guests who may need special assistance or accessible seating will be accommodated at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome upon their arrival, and special parking is available. If assistance is needed for either the Baccalaureate Mass on 9 May or the LIM Liturgy on 101 May, please contact Diane Blair at dblair@loyno.edu by 7 May so we can make those arrangements. 

If a graduate needs special assistance at the commencement ceremony, please contact Diane Blair by 7 May as well.

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2013 Dates and Deadlines

(See the University's Commencement web page for more details.)  

17-18 Feb.  Graduation Fair: St. Charles Room, Danna Center, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
19 Feb. - 5 March   Window for ordering commencement regalia.  Please adhere to these dates. Late orders cannot be taken.
 5 March   Deadline for ordering regalia (and rings and announcements from Balfour) to have them in time for graduation.
 15 April   Deadline for degree and certificate students to RSVP for the LIM liturgy and reception.
 8 May  Regalia pick up: Claiborne Rooms I and II, Danna Center, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
9 May   Regalia pick up: Claiborne Rooms I and II, Danna Center, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
9 May   Graduate Family Crawfish Boil: Peace Quad, Loyola University main campus, at 11:30 a.m. LIM degree and CEU students who are in town are welcome to attend.
9 May   Baccalaureate Mass: University Sports Complex, Loyola University campus, 4 p.m.
10 May  Regalia pick up at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 8 a.m. 
10 May  Undergraduate & Graduate Unified Ceremony: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. (Graduates arrive at 8:00 a.m.)
10 May  LIM Liturgy and Reception: Ignatius Chapel and Danna Center, Loyola University main campus, 4:30 p.m.

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Lodging Arrangements

Several blocks of rooms have been reserved at area hotels for the nights of 8 – 10 May 2014. All room reservations must be made by the deadlines listed on the Lodging page at the commencement website. Any requests received after that will be handled on a space and rate available basis.

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For More Information 

Please contact Diane Blair dblair@loyno.edu with questions or for disability accommodations.

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