Schedule of Events

For December 2015 Degree Recipients and May and August 2016 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 2016 graduating class.

List of dates you will want to remember.

December 5, 2015 – March 25, 2016: Order caps and gowns online at Jostens. All orders must be placed by 12:00 a.m., March 25, 2016 when the site will close down.

  • 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.

Monday, May 2, 2016 – Thursday, May 12, 2016: Pick up cap and gown and generic announcements in Becker Library

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.


Sunday, May 15, 2016: Baccalaureate Mass, Sacred Heart Chapel on the Springfield campus – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 15, 2016: Commencement Convocation, Angela Hall on the Benedictine University at Springfield campus -- 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Students Report for Line-Up at 1:15 p.m. in the lower level of Dawson Hall

Reception follows outside under the tent.