Interfaith Baccalaureate Convocation

Friday, December 9
7:00 p.m. 
Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Eligible Benedictine University December 2016 bachelor's degree candidates are invited to participate in the Interfaith Baccalaureate Convocation.

During the hooding ceremony as part of the Convocation, a faculty or staff member, who has been specifically asked to, will place a hood for the first time over the shoulders of a student. The hooding is the symbolic passing of the knowledge and methods of the disciplines and the liberal arts to the student. 

Participating students should arrive by 6:45 p.m. with their academic apparel. 

To participate in the Convocation, you must submit two pieces of information to David Sonnenberger at by Friday, October 28:

  • If you wish to participate in the hooding portion of the Convocation, provide the name of the faculty/staff member you have asked to hood you. Also, please verify with your faculty/staff member that they will participate at the Convocation.

  • To order your cap, gown and hood, provide the following information:
    - Your anticipated degree
    - Your approximate height
    - Your approximate weight
At this time, the caps, gowns and hoods are scheduled to be delivered to campus by December 5.

127th Commencement Convocations

UNDERGRADUATE CEREMONY - Saturday, May 13, 2017
GRADUATE CEREMONY - Saturday, June 3, 2017


Detailed information on the ceremonies will be coming soon.


David Sonnenberger
Associate Provost
Phone: (630) 829-6538

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