Loras College Bestows Degrees to the Class of 2021

Loras College bestowed 302 degrees to the graduating class of 2021 as part of the College’s 182nd Commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 24.

The day started with a baccalaureate mass at the Church of the Nativity before graduates gathered in Rock Bowl Stadium to become the newest alumni to walk across the stage. Nathaniel Gee (’09), a theology teacher at Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque, delivered the keynote address. Student Government President Meghann Long (’21) gave the senior address and Morgan Minear (’21) performed teh national anthem..

You can watch highlights from the day in video below.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).