Graduation Caps & Gowns

You will pick up your cap and gown and your Inclement Weather Tickets at the Graduation Fair which will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Krasa Center, 2nd floor.

Please note:  Decorating caps is not allowed.

Order your cap and gown online at www.oakhalli.com/ben
(Oak Hall cap and gown orders website will close on Monday, March 9th so order now). No cost to you for the gown.

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

You will pick up your cap and gown and your Inclement WeatherTickets at the Graduation Fair which will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Krasa Center, 2nd floor.

1. Request shipping.

Darwin Barnes, the Bookstore Manager, will be able to ship your cap and gown to you if you place a request by e-mail to dbarnes@ben.edu or send a fax to 1-630-960-1758. You must include your Cap & Gown order form receipt with the email or fax.  In both communications include a telephone number where you can be reached so that the Bookstore Manager can call to obtain a credit card number to be used for shipping. Shipping rates are as follows:

  • Standard: $6.95
  • Day: $11.95
  • Next Day: $16.95

Note: Caps and gowns will not be shipped prior to April 8th. Shipping will be available on two days only –April 9th and April 10th. Unfortunately we will be not able to accommodate requests received after these dates. Please be aware that Darwin Barnes will not call before these dates. He will call you either April 9th or April 10th to get your credit card information to ship your cap and gown.

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 Donna Madia 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 on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.. Your cap and gown will not be released without this form. 

Third Party Release of Cap and Gown Form

3. Commencement Day Pick-Up.

Caps and Gowns can be picked up on the day of Commencement.  Please allow a little extra time in order to complete this process.


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 Class of 2014 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. Oak Hall 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 Oak Hall 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.


Donna Madia
Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost
Phone: (630) 829-1143
E-mail: dmadia@ben.edu

5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m