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Graduation Information

Congratulations, you will be graduating soon!

Below you will find instructions and frequently asked questions on the processes involved in applying for graduation at Benedictine University. Read this information closely, as it gives you important information, deadlines, and explanations, especially concerning the upgrade to MyBenU.

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What does applying for graduation mean?

Students who will complete requirements for a degree in a given term must complete an electronic application for graduation through MyBenU. Clicking on Apply for Graduation” in MyBenU means you want your degree conferred and officially recorded on your academic transcript whether or not you choose to attend the commencement ceremony. You only need to apply once for graduation using the electronic graduation application form. Step-by-step instructions are below.

Please note:

OFFICIALLY having your degree conferred and participating in the graduation ceremony called “commencement” are two entirely different things. The University holds one commencement ceremony in May for undergraduate and graduate students.

Students whose degrees are being conferred in Winter, Spring, or Summer may participate in the commencement ceremony in May of that year. Students whose degrees are conferred in Fall may participate in the May commencement of the following year.

Students are encouraged to APPLY EARLY before the deadlines. Final deadlines are strictly enforced and a student’s degree conferral will be moved to the next term if the deadline has passed.

Before applying, please meet with your academic advisor to ensure all degree requirements and coursework will be completed by the end of the semester that you have selected to graduate.


Step-by-step instructions on how to apply to graduate through MyBenU

What are the Graduation application deadlines?

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, 2023

February 15, 2023*

June 16, 2023
Fall 2023December 31, 2023

March 15, 2023

September 8, 2023

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