Important Information for Graduates

Class of 2023

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 3, 2023.

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 23, 2022  The deadline for May Graduates is Friday, February 3, 2023.  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
  • 1st-year Alumni Dues
  • Senior Class Activites
  • Shipping

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.  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.  Be aware that you can also order customized invitations from our Campus Print Shop. 

If you go to the site and cannot find Benedict College, please try again later to allow them to activate our information. 

May 2023 Commencement

May 2023 Commencement will be held on Friday, May 5. 2023 at 7:00 p.m. the evening at the Charlie Johnson Stadium.  

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 2022.

Diplomas will be mailed to May Graduates in May 2023.

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

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.
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