Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events

Commencement Convocation 

Bachelor’s and Associate Degree Candidates/Recipients

(For degree candidates/recipients completing their requirements in December 2016, May 2017 or August 2017.)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 
  • 8:30 a.m. - Students report for line up in Kindlon Hall
  • 9:45 a.m. Convocation begins at Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex
  • 12:00 p.m. - Reception in the Campus Quad

Master’s and Doctoral Degree Candidates/Recipients

(For degree candidates/recipients completing their requirements in August 2016, December 2016, March 2017, May 2017 or June 2017.)

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Morning Ceremony 

Master’s degree participants: Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Finance, Leadership, Management Information Systems, Management and Organizational Behavior, and Taxation.

Doctoral degree participants: Organization Development, Values-Driven Leadership

  • 8:30 a.m. - Students report for line up in Kindlon Hall
  • 9:45 a.m. - Convocation begins at Rice Center
  • 11:30 a.m. - Reception in the Campus Quad
Afternoon Ceremony 

Master’s degree participants: Clinical Psychology, Nutrition and Wellness, Public Health, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Education, Linguistics and Nursing.

Doctoral degree participants: Higher Education and Organizational Change

  • 1:15 p.m. - Students report for line up in Kindlon Hall
  • 2:30 p.m. - Convocation begins in Rice Center
  • 4:15 p.m. - Reception in the Campus Quad

Business casual or formal dress is suggested. Adornments such as corsages and pins are not traditionally worn as a part of the regalia. The cap should be worn flat on the top of the head and signs are not recommended. Caps or gowns decorated with inappropriate messages will not be permitted. We highly recommend women wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking in a procession.

As an associate or bachelor’s degree candidate, you wear your tassel on the right side. After the abbot announces your degree conferral and all diploma covers are distributed, you will switch the tassel to the left side. As a master’s and doctoral degree candidate, you wear your tassel on the left side.

Do not use cell phones during the ceremony. 

 
 
 

Interfaith Baccalaureate Convocation 

Bachelor’s Degree Candidates/Recipients

Friday, May 5, 2017

(You must complete the response form by Friday, April 7, 2017)

7:00 p.m.
Rice Center

The Interfaith Baccalaureate Convocation brings together students, faculty and staff for the last time as a University community. The event features a hooding ceremony, which is the symbolic passing of the knowledge and methods of the disciplines and the liberal arts from a faculty or staff member to the student.

To participate in the Interfaith Baccalaureate Convocation, students are required to complete the response form by no later than Friday, April 7, 2017 to participate and ensure your name will be included in the program. Your response card should indicate which faculty or staff member you have chosen to confer the hood upon you. Please also contact the faculty or staff member who you would like to perform the hooding personally to notify them.

Participating students should report to the Rice Center by 6:45 p.m. dressed in full academic attire (cap and gown, with gowns zipped up the front) carrying the hood over your left arm. Do not use cell phones during the ceremony. 

Due to the intimate nature of this convocation along with its space constraints, attendance at the ceremony is limited to six guests per participant.

 
 
 

Alumni Reception and Commencement Mass

Bachelor’s and Associate Degree Candidates/Recipients 

Alumni Reception
Friday, May 12, 2017
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Neff Alumni Center

Commencement Mass
Friday, May 12, 2017
7:00 p.m.
St. Procopius Abbey

Master’s and Doctoral Degree Candidates/Recipients

Alumni Reception
Friday, June 2, 2017
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Neff Alumni Center

Commencement Mass
Friday, June 2, 2017
7:00 p.m.
St. Procopius Abbey

Commencement

David Sonnenberger
Associate Provost
(630) 829-6538
dsonnenberger@ben.edu

Jenny Janis
Assistant to the Associate Provost
(630) 829-1143
jjanis@ben.edu