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Information for Faculty and Staff

Schedule of Events

Inaugural Missioning Mass

Thursday, November 9, 12:15 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Church

The entire Loyola community is invited to celebrate the missioning of Xavier Cole as the 18th president of Loyola University New Orleans in a special Mass that will include his missioning by the Very Rev. Thomas P. Greene, S.J., Provincial Superior.

Please note that the Inaugural Missioning Mass will not feature an academic procession.

Post-Mass Celebration

Immediately following Mass, a celebration coordinated by SGA will be held in the Peace Quad. All are welcome.

Inauguration Ceremony

Friday, November 10, 3 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Church


If you have not already done so, please complete the Faculty and Staff Inauguration Participation form if you plan to participate in inauguration activities.

Academic Attire

In keeping with academic tradition, faculty and staff participating in the inauguration ceremony procession on Friday, November 10 are to be attired in the appropriate regalia for their field of study and highest degree earned.

Note: The Inaugural Missioning Mass on Thursday, November 9 will not feature an academic procession.

Regalia Rental

Faculty and Staff may rent regalia through the Loyola Bookstore in the Danna Student Center either in person or via email at:

Rental costs are as follows:
Bachelor's Degree: $75 (tax not included)
Master's Degree: $85 (tax not included)
Doctorate Degree: $100 with mortar board; $150 with tam (tax not included)
Juris Doctor: $100 with mortar board; $150 with tam (tax not included)

Rental regalia orders must be placed by October 6 to guarantee the correct institution and hood lining color. Thursday, October 12 is the absolute rental order cutoff, though the hood lining color may or may not be accurate.

Pick Up

Rental regalia may be picked up during regular Bookstore hours from Monday, November 6 through Friday, November 10.

The Bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The Bookstore will be open the evening of Friday, November 10 until 6 p.m. to accept the return of rental regalia following the ceremony and reception.

All rental regalia must be returned to the Bookstore by Tuesday, November 14.


Participating faculty and staff should assemble on the first floor of the Monroe Library beginning at 2:00 p.m.  

The procession will begin forming at 2:30 p.m. Official Inauguration Marshals will coordinate the lineup.

The processional lines will be directed from the Library, through the Peace Quad, and towards Holy Name of Jesus Church by inauguration marshals who will also direct faculty and staff to their designated seating in the Church.

Note: In the event of rain, robing will take place in Marquette Hall.  A campus-wide email notification will be sent out if the rain plan is implemented.

Inauguration Ceremony

The inauguration ceremony begins at 3 p.m. and is expected to conclude by 4:15 p.m.

Inauguration Reception

All ceremony participants and guests are invited to an on-campus reception immediately following the inauguration on Marquette Lawn (appropriate footwear recommended).

1912 Society Inauguration Dinner

Cocktails 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7:45 p.m.
Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel

Following the inauguration reception, all are invited to join us at for an evening of celebration and fellowship at the 1912 Society Inauguration Dinner as we welcome President Cole and recognize the 2023 Integritas Vitae recipient, Amy Cyrex Sins, ’98.

Tickets are required for this event and may be purchased at


Please contact Angela Vachetta Turnbull, Special Events Manager, at (504) 861-5848 or for additional information.