Loyola Chicago outlines 2011 graduation schedule

Photo by Mark Beane
It’s graduation weekend at Loyola University Chicago, and here are some things you need to know:


Due to the 2011 Commencement ceremonies taking place May 12, 13, and 14 on the Lake Shore Campus, usage of the Main Parking Structure and the Fordham Garage will be restricted to graduating students and their guests. During this time, faculty and staff members can park in the Albion Lot (1215 W. Albion), West Loyola Lot (1236–38 W. Loyola), and Northend Parking Lot (6601 N. Sheridan).

Because parking is extremely limited on the Lake Shore Campus, Parking Services is encouraging you to take public transportation on Thursday and Friday. Parking facilities available to faculty and staff members will likely fill up very quickly on these days.

Please contact Parking Services at 773.508.7036 if you need help with parking arrangements.


Chicago Blackhawks  president John McDonough leads the list of luminaries who will be speaking at upcoming commencement ceremonies at Loyola University Chicago.

Check out the full list of speakers from Inside Loyola:

Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce the individuals who will address graduates at the University’s 141st annual Commencement ceremonies, which will be held May 12-14, May 21 (School of Law), and June 5 (Stritch School of Medicine). For information on ceremony details, including specific dates, times, and locations, please click here. The University also plans to stream each ceremony live again this year. To access the live streams, visit LUC.edu/commencementon the dates listed above.

2011 Commencement Speakers

School of Business Administration
Kevin Willer – President & CEO, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center

College of Arts and Sciences, Arts
Jian Ping – Producer, Filmmaker, and Author of Mulberry Child: A Memoir of China

College of Arts and Sciences, Sciences
*Thomas J. Dart (JD ’87) – Cook County Sheriff

School of Communication
John McDonough – President, Chicago Blackhawks

School of Education
Terry Mazany – President & CEO, Chicago Community Trust and Interim CEO, Chicago Public Schools

The Graduate School and Institute of Pastoral Studies
*Margaret Daniels Tyler – Executive Director, Gates Millennium Scholars Program

School of Law
Laurel Bellows (JD ’74) – Principal, The Bellows Law Group

*Ignazio Francesco Caramazza – State Advocate General, Italy (will only receive an honorary degree)

Stritch School of Medicine
*Bryan A. Stevenson – Founder & Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
William Duffy (BSN ’80, MJ ’92) – Vice President of Nursing, Evanston Hospital

School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Carlos X. Montoya – Founder, Chairman of the Board, & CEO, AztecAmerica Bank

School of Social Work
Monsignor Michael M. Boland (MSW ’95) – Administrator, President, & CEO, The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

* – Indicates that the individual will also be awarded an honorary degree


Friday, May 13      
Arts & Sciences (ARTS) 10:00 AM Gentile Center Watch Live Stream
Baccalaureate Mass 12:30 PM Gentile Center  
Arts & Sciences (SCIENCES) 4:00 PM Gentile Center Watch Live Stream
School of Communication  7:00 PM Gentile Center Watch Live Stream
Saturday, May 14      
School of Business 10:00 AM Gentile Center Watch Live Stream
School of Cont. & Professional Studies 1:00 PM Mundelein Auditorium  Watch Live Stream
School of Nursing  3:00 PM Gentile Center Watch Live Stream
School of Social Work 6:30 PM Gentile Center Watch Live Stream
Saturday, May 21      
Law Baccalaureate Mass 10:30 AM Madonna della Strada  
School of Law 12:30 PM Gentile Center Watch Live Stream





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