Undergraduate commencement ceremony


Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

Degree Completion and TransferLisle Commencement

May 14, 2023
12:00 p.m. CST

Rosemont Theatre

5400 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL

Lisle Undergraduates

Lisle Graduate Students

Degree Completion and TransferMesa Commencement

May 21, 2023
12:00 p.m. MST

Mesa Convention Center

263 N. Center Street, Bldg. C
Mesa, AZ

Mesa Undergraduates

2023 Graduation Application Deadlines:

Winter 2023
March 31, 2023

October 17, 2022

January 20, 2023

Spring 2023
May 31, 2023

October 17, 2022

January 27, 2023

Spring 2023
June 30, 2023

October 17, 2022

April 2, 2023
Summer 2023August 31, 2023February 15, 2023*June 16, 2023
Fall 2023December 31, 2023March 15, 2023September 8, 2023

*Summer 2023 applicants that miss the priority application deadline will NOT be printed in the Commencement Program.

Learn How to Apply for Graduation

commencement regalia

Ordering Commencement Regalia


Website is OPEN – CLICK HERE to order

Website closes for orders shipped to campus – February 21, 2023

Regalia shipped for campus delivery will be distributed at the Grad Fair

  • Lisle Campus – Thursday, March 21, 2023
  • Mesa Campus – Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Website closes for orders shipped to home – April 14, 2023

Lisle Commencement 2022

Got a question about attending Commencement or what’s going on with your diploma?

Reach out to one of the areas below or see our FAQ section for answers to some of the most common questions students ask leading up to graduation day.

Audit and Diploma Questions – Office of the Registrar – [email protected]
Student Account or Hold Information – [email protected]
Commencement Questions or Concerns – Deb Cagle – [email protected]

Class Gift

Join your classmates in supporting this year’s Class Gift to Benedictine University.

The gift will be directed to the University’s Mission Fund. This fund helps so many of our students when they find themselves hanging on by a thread. They are in danger of dropping out just a few credits short of a degree because of a family emergency or other unexpected financial hardship. BenU’s Mission Fund and its donors give the students that extra money they need to cross the finish line. Thank you to those who have participated in this gift and contributed to future generations of BenU students!

Give a Gift
Alumni, view previous years' ceremonies HERE

Pat Ariano
Chief of Staff
[email protected]

Deb Cagle
Director, University Development Events
(630) 829-6080
[email protected]

Kimberley Viehmann
(630) 829-6012
[email protected]