May and August 2013 Degree Candidates
Congratulations to you as you complete (or have completed) the final requirements that will make you a member of the 2013 graduating class of Benedictine University. Here is a brief list of dates you will want to remember. Please visit www.ben.edu/commencement for more detailed information, ordering your class ring, personal announcements, pictures and video of the ceremony, etc.
Monday, April 22 - Tuesday April 23: GRADUATION FAIR 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Krasa Student Center Fireside Lounge
- PICK UP YOUR CAP AND GOWN*
- Pick up inclement weather tickets for graduates attending Commencement, if applicable.
- Obtain commencement information
- Have your cap and gown picture taken by a Grad Images photographer
- Receive information aboutalumni 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
* These are the ONLY dates 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to have it shipped. More information about shipping and costs are on the FAQ sheet on the Commencement website.
Saturday, May 11: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION
|Commencement Mass||7:45 a.m.||St. Procopius Abbey|
|Students Report for Line Up||8:30 a.m.||Kindlon Hall|
|Commencement Convocation||9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Sports Complex (outdoors)|
|Reception||11:30 - 12:30 p.m.||University Quad|
The ceremony is expected to last about one hour, 45 minutes to 2 hours. If inclement weather is predicted for the day of Commencement the ceremony will be moved to the Rice Center. Due to limited seating capacity in the Rice Center, each graduate attending Commencement will receive inclement weather tickets for guests to attend the indoor ceremony. Information on any change of venue will be posted on the Commencement website prior to the event. Guests in need of handicap seating should be aware that it is a long walk from the drop off area to the seating area. The ceremony can be viewed on closed circuit TV in the Krasa Center 2nd floor.
Attention graduates: DO NOT USE CELL PHONES DURING THE CEREMONY
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