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Commencement Mementos
Commencement Mementos

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, provided you have met all your financial oblisgations. Once re-opened please place a new order and you will receive the order in time for the virtual October 18 Commencement Ceremony. Thank you for your patience while waiting for your commencement garb.


Invitations and Announcements

One of the most important traditions of graduation is the announcement of the conferring of the degree. Order your personalized graduation announcements online from CB Graduation Announcements or through the Barnes & Noble at Benedictine University bookstore.

Diploma Frames

Diploma frames can be viewed and ordered online or purchased at the Barnes & Noble at Benedictine University bookstore. The bookstore carries the full line of frames and will save shipping charges by allowing you to make your purchase in person.

Class T-Shirt and Class Gift

Honor your time on campus and continue the tradition! With a gift of $20.00 or more you can choose to receive a class t-shirt. With any contribution, your name will appear in the commencement program as a Class of 2020 donor.
Click here for more information.

Commencement Photos

GradImages is the official photographer for Commencement. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. Contact GradImages at (800) 261-2576 or

Graduates can register their email and mailing addresses (and up to six additional addresses for family members or friends) at in advance and receive proofs of the images within three to five days after the ceremony via email or home address.

Class Rings

Benedictine class rings may be ordered at any time through Benedictine’s Balfour representative. Catalogs and samples are available from Balfour (please note, this site will not open in Internet Explorer).


Cheryl Heinz
Associate Provost
(630) 829-6581

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