Associates Degree Program Schedule of Events

December 2014 Degree Recipients

Congratulations to you as you complete (or have completed) the final requirements that will make you a member of the 2014 graduating class of Benedictine University. A brief list of dates you will want to remember will be posted soon. Please visit www.ben.edu/commencement 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:

 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014:  GRADUATION FAIR 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Krasa Student Center, 2nd floor

  • PICK UP YOUR CAP AND GOWN*
  • Pick up Commencement tickets for graduates attending Commencement
  • 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

* This is the ONLY date available to pick up your cap and gown prior to Commencement.

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. Payments made by personal check, business check or online by ACH will be subject to a 14 day hold to allow for clearance of funds.


If you cannot attend the ceremony and want your cap and gown, you must pick it up at the Graduation Fair or contact Darwin Barnes at dbarnes@ben.edu to have it shipped. More information about shipping and costs are on the FAQ sheet on the Commencement website.

Thursday, December 11, 2014:            NEW ALUMNI RECEPTION

The Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Office of Alumni Development formally invite you to a New Alumni Reception in honor of your achievement and to welcome you into the Alumni Association. A special gift will be given to all 2014 graduates in attendance. Please go to the Alumni web page at  https://www.alumniconnections.com for more details.

 Saturday, December 13, 2014:         CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION

 Commencement Mass   7:45 a.m.
                          St. Benedict Chapel, 5th floor, Kindlon Hall
 Students Report for Line Up    8:30 a.m.        
                          Rice Center, Reception Area
 Commencement Convocation  
  9:45 a.m.
11:15 a.m.          Rice Center, Main Floor
 Reception  11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.        TBA


The ceremony is expected to last about one and one half hours. 

STUDENTS MAY NOT DECORATE CAPS.

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 2014 Degree Recipients

Congratulations to you as you complete (or have completed) the final requirements that will make you a member of the 2014 graduating class of Benedictine University. A brief list of dates you will want to remember will be posted soon. Please visit www.ben.edu/commencement 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: 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014:  GRADUATION FAIR 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Krasa Student Center, 2nd floor
  • PICK UP YOUR CAP AND GOWN*
  • Pick up inclement weather tickets for graduates attending Commencement
  • 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

* This is the ONLY date available to pick up your cap and gown prior to Commencement.

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. Payments made by personal check, business check or online by ACH will be subject to a 14 day hold to allow for clearance of funds.

If you cannot attend the ceremony and want your cap and gown, you must pick it up at the Graduation Fair or contact Darwin Barnes at dbarnes@ben.edu to have it shipped. More information about shipping and costs are on the FAQ sheet on the Commencement website.

Friday, December 5, 2014:             HOODING CEREMONY  (Bachelor Student's ONLY)         7:00 p.m.   Krasa Center, 2nd floor

The Hooding Ceremony 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 Krasa 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 four (4) 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 Krasa 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 Hooding Ceremony, you must complete the response card, which is on the Commencement website under "Steps for Graduation".
Responses are due no later than November 17th 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 Honors/Hooding Convocation, please contact Donna Madia at (630) 829-1143 or via e-mail at dmadia@ben.edu. 

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


Thursday, December 11, 2014:  NEW ALUMNI RECEPTION

The Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Office of Alumni Development formally invite you to a New Alumni Reception in honor of your achievement and to welcome you into the Alumni Association. A special gift will be given to all  2014 graduates in attendance.  Please go to the Alumni web page at https://www.alumniconnections.com for more details.

 

Saturday, December 13, 2014: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION

 Commencement Mass   7:45 a.m.
                        St. Benedict Chapel, 5th floor, Kindlon Hall
 Students Report for Line Up   8:30 a.m.
                        Rice Center, Reception Area
 Commencement Convocation   9:45 a.m.
  11:15 a.m.      Rice Center, Main floor
 Reception 11:30 a.m.  
 12:30 p.m.      TBA

The ceremony is expected to last about one and one half hours. 

STUDENTS MAY NOT DECORATE CAPS.

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

 


Master's and Doctoral Degree Programs Schedule of Events

August and December 2014 Degree Recipients

Congratulations to you as you complete (or have completed) the final requirements that will make you a member of the 2014 graduating class of Benedictine University. A brief list of dates you will want to remember will be posted soon. Please visit www.ben.edu/commencement 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:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014:  GRADUATION FAIR 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Krasa Student Center, 2nd floor.

  • PICK UP YOUR CAP AND GOWN*
  • Pick up inclement weather tickets for graduates attending Commencement
  • 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

* This is the ONLY date available to pick up your cap and gown prior to Commencement.

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. Payments made by personal check, business check or online by ACH will be subject to a 14 day hold to allow for clearance of funds.

If you cannot attend the ceremony and want your cap and gown, you must pick it up at the Graduation Fair or contact Darwin Barnes at dbarnes@ben.edu to have it shipped. More information about shipping and costs are on the FAQ sheet on the Commencement website.

Thursday, December 11, 2014:   NEW ALUMNI RECEPTION

The Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Office of Alumni Development formally invite you to a New Alumni Reception in honor of your achievement and to welcome you into the Alumni Association.  A special gift will be given to all 2014 graduates in attendance.  Please go to the Alumni web page at https://www.alumniconnections.com for more details.

Saturday, December 13, 2014: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION

Commencement Mass
  745a.m.
                        St. Benedictine Chapel, 5th floor, Kindlon Hall
 Students Report for Line Up   8:30 a.m.
                        Rice Center, Reception Area
 Commencement Convocation   9:45 a.m.
  11:15 a.m.      Rice Center, Main floor
 Reception  11:30 a.m
.  12:30           TBA


The ceremony is expected to last about two hours. 

STUDENTS MAY NOT DECORATE  CAPS.

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

Donna Madia
Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost
Phone: (630) 829-1143
E-mail: dmadia@ben.edu

5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m