Receiving Your Cap and Gown
You are encouraged to pick up your cap and gown at the Graduation Fair, which will be held Wednesday April 4, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Goodwin Hall, first floor.
All financial obligations, including graduation fees and library obligations, must be settled before you can pick up your cap and gown. Benedictine accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. American Express can only be accepted in the Office of Student Accounts in Lownik 105 (not available online via MyBenU). Payments made by personal check, business check or online by ACH transfer will be subject to a three business day hold to allow for clearance of funds. Please Note: The Office Student Accounts will be open extended hours (8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.) on Wednesday April 4, 2018.
If you are unable to attend the Graduation fair, you my pick up your cap and gown:
- At the Barnes & Noble at Benedictine bookstore (strongly encouraged for all Lisle campus students): You may pick up your cap and gown at the bookstore beginning Thursday, April 5, 2018. You must show your Student ID before you can receive your cap and gown. The deadline for picking up your cap and gown from the bookstore is the Wednesday before the applicable Commencement Ceremony. After that date you may only be able to pick up your cap and gown at Commencement. For the bookstore’s hours of operation, please call (630) 829-6010.
- Through a Third Party Designee (strongly encouraged for all Lisle campus students): You will need to download and complete the Third Party Release Form (PDF). Print out two copies of the completed form, fax one copy to David Sonnenberger at (630) 829-6369 or Jenny Janis at (630) 829-6369 and give the person whom you have designated to pick up your cap and gown a copy to bring with them. Your designee will need this release form and a form of identity (ex: driver's license, school ID) when they come to pick up your cap and gown at the Graduation Fair. Your cap and gown will not be released without the third party release form.
- By Mail (primarily for online students): You may order your cap and gown online beginning Thursday, April 5, 2018, and have it delivered to your home for a fee of $15.95. Please allow two weeks for shipment of your cap and gown. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, is the last day for online cap and gown orders for associate and bachelor’s degree candidates. Friday, May 18, 2018, is the last day for online cap and gown orders for master’s and doctoral degree candidates.