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COVID INFORMATION as of January 10, 2022:
At this time, proof of vaccination or negative PCR or antigen test is required for indoor events in the City of New Orleans.

Per the City of New Orleans, anyone 5 years of age and older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative PCR or antigen test within 72 hours of venue entry (must include the individual’s name, date of the test, and results clearly visible on an official report).

In addition, masks are required to be worn by everyone ages 2 and older.

  • Beginning Tuesday, February 1st for everyone age 5+, the City of New Orleans is requiring proof of two doses of the COVID vaccine, except for those who have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or a negative PCR, molecular, or antigen test within 72 hours at restaurants, bars, and other businesses (test results must also include the individual's name, date of test, and results clearly visible on the official report).

Please note that this information is subject to change and will be updated accordingly as the Spring 2022 commencement date nears.

Graduate Information

Commencement Ceremony Instructions for Graduates

Candidates for graduation are to report, in their regalia, one hour before their ceremony time to the Ground Level Gym entrance on the north side of the UNO Lakefront Arena.

This entrance is for candidates for graduation only.

Once inside, instructions will be provided by Student Records staff. 

UNO Lakefront Arena

The UNO Lakefront Arena is located at 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122.

Parking at the UNO Lakefront Arena is in surface lots and is free.

Please enter the facility via Franklin Avenue.

Upon entry, vehicles will be directed to the south and north parking lots.

Guest Information

Parking – On-Campus Events

Loyola campus parking facilities will be open with free parking May 12 – 14, 2022 for commencement activities. Loyola University Police will direct traffic. Only vehicles with a disabled tag may park in spots designated for disabled parking on campus.

Parking – UNO Lakefront Arena

The UNO Lakefront Arena is located at 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122.

Parking at the UNO Lakefront Arena is in surface lots and is free.

Please enter the facility via Franklin Avenue.

Upon entry, vehicles will be directed to the south and north parking lots.

Guest Arrival and Entrances

The doors will be open to the public approximately one hour before the exercises are scheduled to begin.

Guests will be required to go through a visual bag check upon entry.

The following items are prohibited: alcohol, balloons, flowers, confetti. Banners or signs are permitted if they are in good taste and do not obstruct the view of other guests.

The Guest entrances are via Ramp 1 and Ramp 4.

Guests using wheelchairs and with limited mobility may enter the ADA Ground entrance under Ramp 1. This entrance is only for those requiring assistance. All seating, including ADA seating, is on Level 2 and is accessible by elevator.

Please know that accessible seating is limited. At this time it is not necessary to reserve accessible seating. If that changes, we will contact all candidates via their Loyola email account. Due to limited space, a guest needing accessible seating may only have one additional companion seat in the accessible seating area.

The UNO Lakefront Arena does not provide wheelchairs for transport to and from seating. If you require a wheelchair accessible space with a companion seat, you must have a wheelchair with you.

Please send any commencement related questions to: commencement@loyno.edu.