LIM Liturgy and Reception • University Commencement • Application for Graduation • Graduation Fee • Caps and Gowns • Announcements and Rings • Disability Accommodation • Dates and Deadlines • Lodging • Contact
For Masters and Certificate Students
Saturday, 21 May 2016 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 27 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.
All degree students who will graduate in May, August, or December of 2016 are invited to participate in the cap and gown ceremony. These are groups with a Course Ten due date between 30 Nov. 2015 and 30 Nov. 2016.
Saturday, 21 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.
All 2016 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 that your application has been submitted.
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 Pastoral and Educational Praxis). 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.
You may order your cap and gown (regalia) from the Loyola bookstore between February 25 and March 11. 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 email her at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before commencement (17-19 May) in Claiborne Rooms I & II in the Danna Center, on Friday (20 May) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the University Bookstore, or at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Superdome.
For those not attending, caps and gowns will be mailed beginning in mid-June. If you are a LIM extension student who will not attend graduation and if a member of your learning group who is attending the ceremonies in New Orleans will pick up your regalia for you, please email Dwan Haydel at email@example.com before April 30 to inform her who will be doing so. The bookstore will charge $7.50 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.
Graduation announcements and class rings may be ordered from Balfour.
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 a graduate needs special assistance at the commencement ceremony, please contact Diane Blair by May 2.
If assistance is needed for either the Baccalaureate Mass on May 20 or the LIM Liturgy on May 21, please contact Diane Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 18 so we can make those arrangements.
(See the University's Commencement web page for more details.)
|Feb. 22-23||Graduation Fair: St. Charles Room, Danna Center, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|March 11||Deadline for ordering regalia (and rings and announcements from Balfour) to have them in time for graduation.. Late orders cannot be taken.|
|April 8||Deadline to notify the Office of Student Records of intent to participate in ceremonies.|
|May 2||Deadline for degree and certificate students to RSVP for the LIM liturgy and reception.|
|17-19 May||Regalia pick up: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Claiborne Rooms I & II in the Danna Center;|
|20 May||Regalia pick up: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the University Bookstore. Regalia not picked up by 2 p.m. on Friday, May 20, will be shipped to the Superdome. Students can pick up regalia in the student's robing room inside the Superdome beginning at 7:30 a.m.|
|20 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.|
|20 May||Baccalaureate Mass: University Sports Complex, Loyola University campus, 4 p.m.|
|21 May||Regalia pick up at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 7:30 a.m.|
|21 May||Undergraduate & Graduate Unified Ceremony: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. (Graduates arrive at 8:00 a.m.)|
|21 May||LIM Liturgy and Reception: Ignatius Chapel and Danna Center, Loyola University main campus, 4:30 p.m.|
Several blocks of rooms have been reserved at area hotels for the nights of 19 – 22 May 2016. 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.
Please contact Diane Blair email@example.com with questions or for disability accommodations.