Schedule of Events

For December 2014 Degree Recipients and May and August 2015 Degree Candidates

The faculty and staff at Benedictine University at Springfield congratulate you as you complete (or have completed) the final requirements that will make you a member of the 2015 graduating class.

List of dates you will want to remember.

December 5, 2014 – March 26, 2015: Order caps and gowns online at Jostens. All orders must be placed by 12:00 a.m., March 26, 2015 when the site will close down.

Online Store

December 5, 2014: December 2014 Graduates Reception from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Brinkerhoff Home sponsored by the Alumni Association Board.

April 30, 2015: Deadline to return your Commencement Response Form.

Monday, May 4, 2015 – Thursday, May 14, 2015: May pick up cap and gown and generic announcements in the Mail Room on the lower level of Dawson Hall.

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.

Friday, May 15, 2015: Baccalaureate Mass, St. Joseph Church, 1345 N. 6th St., 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Students and faculty wear academic attire.

Friday, May 15, 2015: Awards and Hooding Ceremony, Angela Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Students dress in academic attire (no hats) and carry their hoods; take their seats at 6:45 p.m.

Faculty dress in academic attire (no hats) and report for line-up: 6:45 p.m.


Saturday, May 16, 2015: Commencement Convocation, Prairie Capital Convention Center, 10:00 a.m.

Students Report for Line-Up at 9:00 a.m. in the Northeast corner of the Prairie Capital Convention Center

Commencement: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Reception follows on second floor balcony of the Prairie Capital Convention Center