Graduation Caps & Gowns

You can pick up your cap and gown at the Graduation Fair which will be held Thursday April 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Krasa Student Center, Second Floor.

Order your cap and gown online at www.oakhalli.com/ben  
(Oak Hall cap and gown orders website will close on March 10, 2017). The cost of the cap and gown is included in the application fee.

What are the different options to receive my cap and gown?

You can pick up your cap and gown at the Graduation Fair.

1. Request shipping.
 If you are unable to attend the Graduation Fair to pick up your cap and gown, you may order it online beginning Friday April 7, 2017 and have it delivered directly to your home for a fee of $15.95. Please allow two weeks for shipment of your cap and gown. Monday April 17, 2017 is the last day to order your cap and gown for shipping online for Associate Degree Candidates and Bachelor Degree Candidates. Thursday May 18, 2017 is the last day to order your cap and gown for shipping online for Master Degree Candidates and Doctoral Degree Candidates. 
2. Send a designate.

You will need to download the Third Party Release form, located on the button below. Complete the form, print out two copies of the form, fax one to David Sonnenberger at (630) 829-6369 or Jenny Janis at (630) 829-6369 and give your designated person a copy to bring with them. Your designate will need to have a form of identity on them (example: 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 this form. 

Third Party Release Form

3. Bookstore Pick-up

If you are unable to attend the Graduation Fair Caps and Gowns can be picked up at the campus Bookstore.  You must show your Student ID and you must be in good financial standing to pick up your gown. PLEASE NOTE:  The deadline for picking up your cap and gown from the Bookstore is Wednesday before the applicable Commencement Ceremony. After that date you may only be able to pick up your cap and gown at Commencement. 

*Please contact the Bookstore for their hours of operation.


Grad Images

GradImages is the official photographer for our Commencement. Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. Graduation Images can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or online at www.gradimages.com.

Registering your graduate with GradImages provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.

Commencement DVD

Zaker Video is pleased to announce that we will be professionally video taping the Graduation Ceremony. This commemorative DVD will allow you to relive your special day for years to come. The entire ceremony will be recorded, and each graduate will be shown receiving a diploma.

Order online at www.zakervideo.com

If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please download the order form, and mail it to the address listed at the bottom of the form.

Ordering class rings, personal announcements, diploma frames

One of the most important traditions of graduation is the announcement of the conferring of the degree. Balfour is able to provide you with something very special – Personalized Graduation Announcements. Beautifully printed with the graduates Name, Degree and Field of Study on paper of exceptional quality.

Order personalized announcements at http://www.cbgrad.com/school/BENU

Benedictine Rings may be ordered at any time through Benedictine’s Balfour representative. Catalogs and samples are available at the bookstore or online at http://www.balfour.com/affinity/?smi=130897

Diploma frames can be viewed and ordered at www.framingsuccess.com. Save shipping charges by visiting the BU Bookstore on the Lisle Campus, Krasa Center, which carries the full line of frames.


David Sonnenberger
Associate Provost
Phone: (630) 829-6538
E-mail: dsonnenberger@ben.edu

Jenny Janis
Assistant to the Associate Provost
Phone: (630) 829-1143

Email: jjanis@ben.edu