Associates Degree Program Schedule of Events

May and August 2014 Degree Recipients

Congratulations to you as you complete (or have completed) the final requirements that will make you a member of the 2014 graduating class of Benedictine University. A brief list of dates you will want to remember will be posted soon. Please visit www.ben.edu/commencement for more detailed information, ordering your class ring, personal announcements, pictures and video of the ceremony, etc.

Please mark your calendar for the following dates: Tuesday, April 22 - Wednesday, April 23:  GRADUATION FAIR 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Krasa Student Center, 1st floor
  • PICK UP YOUR CAP AND GOWN*
  • Pick up inclement weather tickets for graduates attending Commencement
  • Obtain commencement information
  • Have your cap and gown picture taken by a Grad Images photographer
  • Receive information about alumni benefits and Career Development services
  • Purchase a class ring and/or diploma frame
  • Order personalized announcements
  • Discuss your financial obligations
  • Enjoy a raffle and refreshments

* These are the ONLY dates available to pick up your cap and gown prior to Commencement.

Remember all financial obligations, including graduation fees and library obligations, must be settled prior to pick-up of cap and gown. Benedictine accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Payments made by personal check, business check or online by ACH will be subject to a 14 day hold to allow for clearance of funds.

If you cannot attend the ceremony and want your cap and gown, you must pick it up at the Graduation Fair or contact Darwin Barnes at dbarnes@ben.edu to have it shipped. More information about shipping and costs are on the FAQ sheet on the Commencement website.

Thursday, May 8, 2014:           NEW ALUMNI WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION     NEFF WELCOME CENTER

The Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Office of Alumni Development invite you to a New Alumni Wine & Cheese Reception in honor of your achievement and to welcome you into the Alumni Association. Come and enjoy an open bar with drinks and appetizers at the Neff Welcome Center. 

Doors open from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Registration online at www.alumniconnections.com


 Saturday, May 10, 2014:         CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION

 Commencement Mass   7:45 a.m.
                          St. Procopius Abbey
 Students Report for Line Up    8:30 a.m.        
                          Kindlon Hall
 Commencement Convocation  
  9:45 a.m.
11:15 a.m.         Sports Complex (outdoors)
 Reception  11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.        University Quad


The ceremony is expected to last about one and one half hours. 

It is highly recommended that ladies wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking in a procession.

 Attention graduates:  DO NOT USE CELL PHONES DURING THE CEREMONY

Bachelor's Degree Programs Schedule of Events

May and August 2014 Degree Recipients

Congratulations to you as you complete (or have completed) the final requirements that will make you a member of the 2014 graduating class of Benedictine University. A brief list of dates you will want to remember will be posted soon. Please visit www.ben.edu/commencement for more detailed information, ordering your class ring, personal announcements, pictures and video of the ceremony, etc.

Please mark your calendar for the following dates: 

Sunday, April 6:  3rd ANNUAL SPRING FAMILY BRUNCH honoring graduates. 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Krasa Center Dining Room.  

To register please go to ben.edu/family brunch

Tuesday, April 22 - Wednesday, April 23:  GRADUATION FAIR 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Krasa Student Center Fireside Lounge

  • PICK UP YOUR CAP AND GOWN*
  • Pick up inclement weather tickets for graduates attending Commencement
  • Obtain commencement information
  • Have your cap and gown picture taken by a Grad Images photographer
  • Receive information about alumni benefits and Career Development services
  • Purchase a class ring and/or diploma frame
  • Order personalized announcements
  • Discuss your financial obligations
  • Enjoy a raffle and refreshments

* These are the ONLY dates available to pick up your cap and gown prior to Commencement.

Remember all financial obligations, including graduation fees and library obligations, must be settled prior to pick-up of cap and gown. Benedictine accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Payments made by personal check, business check or online by ACH will be subject to a 14 day hold to allow for clearance of funds.

If you cannot attend the ceremony and want your cap and gown, you must pick it up at the Graduation Fair or contact Darwin Barnes at dbarnes@ben.edu to have it shipped. More information about shipping and costs are on the FAQ sheet on the Commencement website.


Friday, May 2, 2014:            HONORS AND HOODING CONVOCATION  (Bachelor Student's ONLY)         7:00 p.m.   Rice Center

The Hooding Ceremony has a unique identity and function:  Its purpose is to bring together students, faculty and staff for the last time as a University community.
It is held at the Rice Center at 7:00 p.m. Due to the intimate nature of this convocation along with the space constraints, attendance at the ceremony is limited to four (4) guests per participant. 

The "hooding ceremony" provides the opportunity for the faculty/staff to invest the graduates with the bachelor's hood. Each student chooses the faculty/staff member who has played an important
role in his/her experience at Benedictine. Graduating seniors are called forward in an arranged sequence for hooding. 

You are asked to 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.

To participate in the Hooding Ceremony, you must complete the response card, which is on the Commencement website under "Steps for Graduation".
Responses are due no later than April 6. Your response should also indicate which faculty/staff member you have chosen to confer the hood upon you.  
Please contact the faculty/staff member personally. Without this information, you will not be included in the hooding ceremony program. 

If you have any questions regarding the Honors/Hooding Convocation, please contact Donna Madia at (630) 829-1143 or via e-mail at dmadia@ben.edu. 

Attention Graduates:   DO NO USE CELL PHONES DURING THE CEREMONY.


Thursday, May 8, 2014:     NEW ALUMNI WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION      NEFF WELCOME CENTER

The Alumni Association Board of Directions and the Office of Alumni Development invite you to a New Alumni Wine & Cheese Reception in honor of your achievement and to welcome you into the Alumni Association.  Come enjoy an open bar with drinks and appetizers at the Neff Welcome Center.

Doors open from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Registration online at www.alumniconnections.com


Saturday, May 10, 2014: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION

 Commencement Mass   7:45 a.m.
                        St. Procopius Abbey
 Students Report for Line Up   8:30 a.m.
                        Kindlon Hall
 Commencement Convocation   9:45 a.m.
  11:15 a.m.    Sports Complex (outdoors)
 Reception 11:30 a.m.  
 12:30 p.m.     University Quad


The ceremony is expected to last about one and one half hours. 

It is highly recommended that ladies wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking in a procession.

 Attention graduates: DO NOT USE CELL PHONES DURING THE CEREMONY

 


Master's and Doctoral Degree Programs Schedule of Events

March, May, June and August 2014 Degree Recipients

Congratulations to you as you complete (or have completed) the final requirements that will make you a member of the 2014 graduating class of Benedictine University. A brief list of dates you will want to remember will be posted soon. Please visit www.ben.edu/commencement for more detailed information, ordering your class ring, personal announcements, pictures and video of the ceremony, etc.

Please mark your calendar for the following dates:

Tuesday, April 22- Wednesday, April 23:  GRADUATION FAIR 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Krasa Student Center, 1st floor.

  • PICK UP YOUR CAP AND GOWN*
  • Pick up inclement weather tickets for graduates attending Commencement
  • Obtain commencement information
  • Have your cap and gown picture taken by a Grad Images photographer
  • Receive information about alumni benefits and Career Development services
  • Purchase a class ring and/or diploma frame
  • Order personalized announcements
  • Discuss your financial obligations
  • Enjoy a raffle and refreshments

* These are the ONLY dates available to pick up your cap and gown prior to Commencement.

Remember all financial obligations, including graduation fees and library obligations, must be settled prior to pick-up of cap and gown. Benedictine accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Payments made by personal check, business check or online by ACH will be subject to a 14 day hold to allow for clearance of funds.

If you cannot attend the ceremony and want your cap and gown, you must pick it up at the Graduation Fair or contact Darwin Barnes at dbarnes@ben.edu to have it shipped. More information about shipping and costs are on the FAQ sheet on the Commencement website.


Thursday, May 8, 2014:     NEW ALUMNI WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION       NEFF WELCOME CENTER

The Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Office of Alumni Development invite you to a New Alumni Wine & Cheese Reception in honor of your achievement and to welcome you into the Alumni Association.  Come enjoy an open bar with drinks and appetizers at the Neff Welcome Center.

Doors open from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Registration online at www.alumniconnections.com


Saturday, May 10, 2014: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION

 

 Students Report for Line Up   1:45 p.m.
                        Kindlon Hall
 Commencement Convocation   2:30 p.m.
  4:30 p.m.       Sports Complex (outdoors}
 Reception   4:30 p.m.
  5:30 p.m.       University Quad


The ceremony is expected to last about two hours. 

It is highly recommended that ladies wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking in a procession.

 Attention graduates: DO NOT USE CELL PHONES DURING THE CEREMONY

Commencement
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

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