Steps for Graduation

1. Apply for Graduation

  • Submit your application for graduation online through MyBenU (also necessary for degree conferral if not walking in Commencement ceremony). Please click here for step by step instructions. 
  • MyBenu Login

2. Order Your Cap and Gown

  • Go to
  • Find “GET STARTED NOW” and enter Springfield for the city and Benedictine for your school.
  • Select “Graduation Caps and Gowns” and select your collection. Follow the ordering process.

3. Pick Up Your Cap and Gown

Pick up your cap and gown in Becker Library beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Thursday, May 10, 2018. If you live outside Springfield and need other arrangements for pick-up, please contact Susan Doddek at

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.

4. Attend Commencement Convocation

For Commencement questions please contact Susan Doddek at

Schedule of Events

Baccalaureate Mass

Friday, May 11, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Chapel, Springfield, IL

Commencement Convocation

Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony
Sunday, May 13, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Angela Hall, Springfield, IL

Awards and Hooding Ceremony

Friday, May 11, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Angela Hall, Springfield, IL