Celebrating Commencement 2021

Last Saturday, Loras College celebrated the Class of 2021 by hosting its 182nd Commencement ceremony. The College bestowed 302 degrees to its latest alumni from the confines of Rock Bowl Stadium. In additional to the graduates, 50 members of the class have opted to remain at Loras for one more year to take advantage of a free ninth and tenth semester.

In case you missed it or want to relive the day again, we present the 2021 Commencement ceremony, which you can watch below. The video begins with a video retrospective of the graduates. The procession to open the ceremony begins at the 23:30 mark.

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).