Important Information for Graduates

Class of 2024

Important Information for Graduates

Applying for Graduation

Your Graduation date is determined by the semester that you complete all your academic requirements and have been cleared to graduate by the Office of the Registrar.  You should have already had a graduation audit with your advisor or Department Chair to determine what semester you will be eligible to graduate.

Seniors who are eligible to graduate will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar.  The email will contain a link to the Application for Graduation.  You will need to complete that in the semester in which you will complete all your requirements.  If you do not think that you will complete all your requirements during that semester, DO NOT COMPLETE THE APPLICATION.  Only complete the application in the semester in which you will fulfill all your requirements.

The deadline for submitting your Application for May Graduation is Friday, February 2, 2024.

Keep in Mind...

If for whatever reason, you submit your Application for Graduation but do not complete all your requirements, you will need to apply again in the next semester and pay an additional $75.00 re-application fee. 

Seniors who graduate in December are eligible to march in the May Commencement Ceremonies.

Senior Fees

Your Senior Fees are $150.00.  You can pay that online through the Office of Student Accounts on the Benedict College website.

Here is a link: Pay My Senior Fees

Your Senior Fees are $150.00  The deadline for paying your Senior Fees for December Graduates is Friday, September 22, 2023.  The deadline for May Graduates is Friday, February 2, 2024.  You can pay your fees anytime up until that deadline.

The Senior Fees include the following:

  • Diploma
  • Diploma Cover
  • Miniature Diploma
  • Seals
  • Honor Cords
  • Kente Cloth
  • Senior Class Activities

Cap & Gown Information

You will need to order your own Cap & Gown.  You will need to make sure that you place your order at least 5 to 6 weeks prior to graduation to ensure that your gown is shipped to you in time.  It is strongly recommended that you place your order no later than March 15th. You will order your regalia from Jostens. 

Here is a link:

Once on the site, you will need to select Benedict College as your school.  Make sure that you enter the correct title of your degree to ensure that you receive the correct regalia.  

You can also order class rings and graduation invitations from them. If you go to the site and cannot find Benedict College, please try again later to allow them to activate our information. 

Be aware that you can also order customized invitations from our Campus Print Shop. (Custom invitations must be submitted via email and will take 48 to 72 hours for completion. Please review guidelines and tips for preparing files for printing on the Campus Print Shop web page. You will be notified of the cost for your approval and when your order is ready for pick up. Payments can be made online).

May 2024 Commencement

May 2024 Commencement will be held on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.  Seniors will need to check in for commencement no later than 5:30 p.m.

December Graduates are invited to march in the May Commencement along with the May Graduates.  

The diplomas for December Graduates will be mailed to the graduates in December 2023.

Diplomas will be mailed to May Graduates in May 2024.

All graduates will also receive a free Official Transcript with the mailing. 

Seniors with 6 or less credits remaining may participate in the May Commencement providing they are registered for the remaining credit hours during the upcoming Summer Session.

Commencement Parking

Graduates should park in the lot on the Visitor’s side of the stadium.  Graduates who are being dropped off should also do so on the Visitor’s side.

Link to Graduation Photos

Graduation photos will be available in the Website Photo Galleries.

 All graduates should ensure they have met all requirements for graduation. Please log-on Tiger Portal to review the pre-Commencement checklist.
Click here to log-on to Tiger Portal.


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