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2023 Commencement group photo


2024 Graduation Application Deadlines:

Fall 2023

December 31, 2023

March 15, 2023

September 8, 2023

Winter 2024
March 31, 2024

October 16, 2023

January 19, 2024
Spring 2024May 31, 2024

October 16, 2023

January 19, 2024
Summer 2024August 31, 2024February 15, 2024*July 22, 2024*
*Summer 2024 applicants that miss the priority application deadline will NOT be printed in the Commencement Program.
Students that apply for graduation on the above dates are eligible to walk in either the May 4, 2024 ceremony in Lisle or the May 9, 2024 ceremony in Mesa.


Learn How to Apply for Graduation

Degree Completion and Transfer

LISLE CAMPUS Commencement

May 4, 2024 | 10:30 a.m.

Rosemont Theatre
5400 N. River RD, Rosemont, IL

Degree Completion and TransferMESA CAMPUS Commencement

May 9, 2024 | 6:00 p.m.

The Mesa Arts Center
One East Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Tom and Janet Ikeda Theater

commencement regalia

Ordering Commencement Regalia


The Herff-Jones Website is OPEN to order your commencement regalia.

All orders will be shipped to the home address you provide during the ordering process.

Website closes for orders April 1, 2024

Late orders placed after April 1, 2024 will incur a $50 late fee and cannot be guaranteed to arrive in time for your graduation ceremony.

Click HERE to Order Regalia
2023 commencement procession

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 – Kimberley Viehmann – [email protected]

Class Gift

Join your fellow seniors in shaping the experience of future Benedictine University students. 

All seniors are encouraged to honor their graduation year by contributing to an area they care about.

When you give to a specific area, it’s a significant way to support the University and allow future students to benefit from opportunities like those you enjoyed.

Whether you give to athletics, your academic major, a student organization, the Mission Fund, or another area you’re interested in, you can support a cause you’re passionate about that has helped define your BenU experience.

If you are interested in serving on the Senior Class Gift committee, contact Dr. PJ Thompson at 630-829-6063 or

Email Dr. PJ Thompson
Alumni, view previous years' ceremonies HERE

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