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Commencement ceremonies to be webcast live

Loyola press release - May 4, 2015

Loyola University New Orleans is pleased to announce that the spring 2015 commencement ceremonies will be webcast live, providing access to family and friends who are unable to attend.

On Saturday, May 9, the webcast will begin at 9:45 a.m. CDT for the undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremony and at 5:45 p.m. CDT for the College of Law commencement ceremony.

All students, parents, families and faculty members can also submit photos during commencement simply by posting a photo to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #Loyno2015 for the undergraduate and graduate ceremony and the hastag #Loynolaw2015 for the College of Law ceremony. Photos will upload to the jumbo video screens in the Superdome.

The posts will appear as early as 8 a.m. when visitors and students begin to arrive at the Superdome. The big-screen social media posts are automatically disabled during the commencement program and address so as not to detract from the ceremony.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward is the undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremony distinguished speaker. Woodward will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters joining Loyola’s other honorary degree recipients: New Orleans news icon Angela Hill; former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue; and Phyllis M. Taylor, chairwoman and president of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.

Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll ’66, J.D. ’69, associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, will deliver the commencement address to College of Law graduates. Kenneth Allen Polite Jr., U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, will receive an honorary degree.

Be sure to boomark the webcast here »