Associates Degree Program Schedule of Events

December 2016, May 2017 and August 2017 Degree Candidates/Recipients

Congratulations to you as you complete (or have completed) the final requirements that will make you a graduate of Benedictine University. Please visit the Cap and Gown and Additional Information Tab 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 2, 2017: Celebrate the Class of 2017 Dinner 

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017:  GRADUATION FAIR 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Krasa Student Center, 2nd floor

  • PICK UP YOUR CAP AND GOWN*
  • 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

* If you cannot attend the Graduation Fair please check the other options on the Cap and Gown information Tab.

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. American Express can only be accepted at the Student Accounts Office in Lownik 105 (not available online via MyBenU). Payments made by personal check, business check or online by ACH will be subject to a 7 day hold to allow for clearance of funds. Please note Student Accounts (Lownik 105) will be open extended hours Thursday April 6, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


If you cannot attend the ceremony and want your cap and gown, you must pick it up at the Graduation Fair or order from Oak Hall online to ship to home.  There is a $15.95 fee for shipping.  More information about options for receiving your cap and gown are on the FAQ sheet on the Commencement website.


Friday, May 12, 2017:                 ALUMNI RECEPTION AND COMMENCEMENT MASS

Alumni Reception                         4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.    Neff Alumni Center

Commencement Mass                 7:00 p.m.                       St. Procopius Abbey

Saturday, May 13, 2017:            COMMENCEMENT CONVOCATION

Students Report for Line Up
 8:30 a.m.
Kindlon Hall

Commencement Convocation
 
 9:45 a.m.   

Village of Lisle - Benedictine University Sports Complex

Reception 

12:00 p.m.
                   
Benedictine Quad

 
The ceremony is expected to last about one and one half hours. Guests have the option to view the ceremony on a closed circuit TV in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium.  Any guests who arrive after the ceremony begins may be required to view the ceremony in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium.

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

December 2016, May 2017, and August 2017 Degree Candidates/Recipients

Congratulations to you as you complete (or have completed) the final requirements that will make you a graduate of Benedictine University. Please visit the Cap and Gown and Additional Information Tab 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 2, 2017: Celebrate the Class of 2017 Dinner                                        

Thursday, April 6, 2017GRADUATION FAIR 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Krasa Student Center, 2nd floor
  • PICK UP YOUR CAP AND GOWN*
  • 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

* If you cannot attend the Graduation Fair please check the other options on the Cap and Gown Information Tab.

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. American Express can only be accepted at the Student Accounts Office in Lownik 105 (not available online via MyBenU). Payments made by personal check, business check or online by ACH will be subject to a 7 day hold to allow for clearance of funds. Please note Student Accounts (Lownik 105) will be open extended hours Thursday April 6, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

If you cannot attend the ceremony and want your cap and gown, you must pick it up at the Graduation Fair or order from Oak Hall online to ship to home. There is a $15.95 fee for shipping. More information about options for receiving your cap and gown are on the FAQ sheet on the Commencement website.

Friday, April 7, 2017:        DEADLINE TO RETURN RESPONSE CARD FOR THE INTERFAITH BACCALAUREATE CONVOCATION

Friday, May 5, 2017            INTERFAITH BACCALAUREATE CONVOCATION      

                                                          (BACHELOR STUDENTS ONLY)         7:00 p.m.   Dan and Ada Rice Center

The Interfaith Baccalaureate Convocation 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 Dan and Ada 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 six (6) 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. On the day of hooding the students will sit in an area left or right of the main stage in a designated section.  Faculty will be called to each of the "small stages" on the floor.  When your faculty is in his/her place the student walks up and hands them the hood, turns around to face the audience, and the faculty will then hood the student.  The student turns back to the faculty member to thank them.  The student then returns to their seat and the faculty member returns to theirs.  There usually are 10 to 12 rounds in the program depending on the number of participants.

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 Interfaith Baccalaureate Convocation, you must complete the response card, which is on the Commencement website under Steps for Graduation.
Responses are due no later than Friday, April 7, 2017 to insure your name will be included in the program. 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 Interfaith Baccalaureate Convocation, please contact Jenny Janis at (630) 829-1143 or via e-mail at jjanis@ben.edu  

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

Friday, May, 12, 2017:     ALUMNI RECEPTION AND COMMENCEMENT MASS

Alumni Reception                      4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.       Neff Alumni Center

Commencement Mass              7:00 p.m.                          St. Procopius Abbey

Saturday, May 13, 2017: COMMENCEMENT CONVOCATION

Students Report for Line Up
  8:30 a.m.
      Kindlon Hall
Commencement Convocation
  9:45 a.m.
      Village of Lisle - Benedictine University Sports Complex
Reception   12:00 p.m.
      Benedictine Quad
    
      

The ceremony is expected to last about one and one half hours. Guests have the option to view the ceremony on a closed circuit TV in Goodwin Hall auditorium. Any guests that arrive after the ceremony has begun may be required to view the ceremony in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium.

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT LADIES WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES AS YOU WILL BE WALKING IN A PROCESSION.

DO NOT USE CELL PHONES DURING THE CEREMONY

 


Master's and Doctoral Degree Programs Schedule of Events

August 2016, December 2016, March 2017, May 2017, and June 2017 Degree Candidates/Recipients

Congratulations to you as you complete (or have completed) the final requirements that will make you a graduate of Benedictine University. Please visit the Cap and Gown and Additional Information Tab 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 2, 2017: Celebrate the Class of 2017 Dinner

Thursday, April 6, 2017: GRADUATION FAIR 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Krasa Student Center, 2nd floor

  • PICK UP YOUR CAP AND GOWN*
  • 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

* If you cannot attend the Graduation Fair please check the other options on the Cap and Gown Information Tab.

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. American Express can only be accepted at the Student Accounts Office in Lownik 105 (not available online via MyBenU). Payments made by personal check, business check or online by ACH will be subject to a 7 day hold to allow for clearance of funds. Please note Student Accounts (Lownik 105) will be open extended hours Thursday April 6, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

If you cannot attend the ceremony and want your cap and gown, you must pick it up at the Graduation Fair or order from Oak Hall online to ship to home. There is a $15.95 fee for shipping. More information about your options for receiving your cap and gown are on the FAQ sheet on the Commencement website.

Friday, June 2, 2017:                 ALUMNI RECEPTION AND COMMENCEMENT MASS

Alumni Reception                                   4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.                Neff Alumni Center

Commencement Mass                           7:00 p.m.                                   St. Procopius Abbey

Saturday, June 3, 2017:            COMMENCEMENT CONVOCATION

                                                    MORNING CEREMONY:

PARTICIPANTS FOR MASTERS DEGREE: ACCOUNTANCY, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, BUSINESS ANALYTICS, FINANCE, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, TAXATION

PARTICIPANTS FOR DOCTORAL DEGREE: ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT, VALUES-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP

Students Report for Line Up

    8:30 a.m.                
             Kindlon Hall

Commencement Convocation
 
    9:45 a.m.
           
             Dan and Ada Rice Center

Reception


   11:30 a.m.
            
             Benedictine Quad
 
 

                                                    AFTERNOON CEREMONY:

PARTICIPANTS FOR MASTERS DEGREE: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, NUTRITION AND WELLNESS, PUBLIC HEALTH, CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY, EDUCATION, LINGUISTICS, NURSING

PARTICIPANTS FOR DOCTORAL DEGREE: HIGHER EDUCATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE 

Students Report for Line Up                   1:15 p.m.                                   Kindlon Hall

Commencement Convocation              2:30 p.m.                                  Dan and Ada Rice Center

Reception                                                4:15 p.m.                                   Benedictine Quad

The ceremony is expected to last about one and one half hours. Guests will have the option of viewing the ceremony on a closed circuit TV in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium. Any guests that arrive after the ceremony has started may be required to view the ceremony in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium.

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

David Sonnenberger
Associate Provost

Phone: (630) 829-6538
E-mail: dsonnenberger@ben.edu

Jenny Janis
Assistant to the Associate Provost
Phone: (630) 829-1143
Email: jjanis@ben.edu