Schedule of Events

For December 2013 Degree Recipients and May and August 2014 Degree Candidates

The faculty and staff at Benedictine University at Springfield congratulate you as you complete (or have completed) the final requirements that will make you a member of the 2014 graduating class.

List of dates you will want to remember.

December 1, 2013 – March 21, 2014: Order caps and gowns online at Jostens. All orders must be placed by 12:00 a.m., March 21, 2014 when the site will close down.

Online Store

December 6, 2014: December 2013 Graduates Reception from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Brinkerhoff Home sponsored by the Alumni Association Board.

March 21, 2014: Deadline to return your response card.

Monday, May 5, 2014 – Thursday, May 15, 2014: May pick up cap and gown and generic announcements in the Mail Room on the lower level of Dawson Hall.

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.

Friday, May 16, 2014: Baccalaureate Mass, Sacred Heart Chapel, Beata Hall, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Students and faculty wear academic attire.

Friday, May 16, 2014: Awards and Hooding Ceremony, Angela Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Students dress in academic attire (no hats) and carry their hoods; take their seats at 6:45 p.m.

Faculty dress in academic attire (no hats) and report for line-up: 6:45 p.m.


Saturday, May 17, 2014: Commencement Convocation, Prairie Capital Convention Center, 10:00 a.m.

Students Report for Line-Up at 9:00 a.m. in the Northeast corner of the Prairie Capital Convention Center

Commencement: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.