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Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events

Benedictine University 2020 Global
Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, October 18

Updated July 23, 2020

Illinois has made significant strides to reopen local businesses and safely gather the community. But unfortunately, the threat of the COVID-19 virus still remains as the counts of positive cases continue to rise in many areas. As much as we would love to invite our graduates and their loved ones to celebrate in-person, the recent trends have made it clear that large gatherings will continue to be prohibited in the coming months.

With this in mind, we have decided to hold a virtual commencement ceremony on Sunday, October 18 for all recent Benedictine graduates. After months of discussion and deliberation, we believe that this difficult decision is necessary in order to keep everyone safe.

If you ordered and have not received your commencement garb, the ordering website will re-open July 15 - 31, 2020. Once re-opened please place a new order and you will receive the order in time for the virtual October 18 Commencement Ceremony.   Eligible students will be shipped Academic Honor Cords to your mailing address on record.  Thank you for your patience while waiting for your commencement garb.

Details regarding the virtual Commencement will be posted below once finalized.


Cheryl Heinz
Associate Provost
(630) 829-6581

Debra Kaszuba
Assistant to the Associate Provost
(630) 829-6289