BenU Mesa Virtual Celebration

Join us on Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. for a virtual celebration of the 2020 senior class! Join the webex HERE. The password is mesa

Your graduation day is almost here!

Congratulations Graduates on all the hard work it took to get where you are today. Your Benedictine journey is nearly complete, but before you can close those books and turn the tassel on the next chapter of your life, we encourage you to review the following information so you can make sure everything is set for the big day.

RSVP for the Ceremonies

Deadline is April 1, 2020
RSVP for the graduation fair, senior banquet, hooding ceremony and commencement ceremony by clicking HERE. 

We are collecting RSVP's using an form; therefore, you may be asked to sign in using your BenU email credentials. Commencement information is below.

Order Your Cap & Gown

Deadline is March 13, 2020
Cost is included in your graduation fee. All orders after this date will be charged an additional mailing fee. The delivery date of all regalia is April 22, at the graduation fair. 

Order your cap and gown HERE. 

Graduation Fair

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Anytime between 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Gillett Hall, 225 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201

Join your fellow seniors at the graduation fair where you will pick up your cap and gown and take photos! You can also speak with the registrar, financial aid, class gift student organization, alumni association and the graduate and career development programs.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Gillett Hall, Community Room, 225 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201

Enjoy good cheer and good company as you applaud the Senior Award winners and watch the senior video. Dress is casual nice.

Academic Awards: Blessed Alcuin Award, Saint Hildegard Liberal Arts Award, Benedetto Castelli Sciences Award, Saint Peter Damian Social Sciences Award, Saint Bede Graduate Student Award

Student Life Awards: Saints Maurus and Placid Award, Dorothy Day Service Award, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Leadership Award, Saint Scholastica Faith Award

Senior Banquet

Hooding Ceremony

Monday, May 11, 2020
6:30 p.m. Graduates should be on site no later than 5:30 p.m.
Christ the King Catholic Church
1551 E. Dana Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204

The academic achievement of the hood is alive and well and proudly celebrated in the Benedictine tradition of scholarly conferral, and we are delighted to celebrate this milestone alongside our students today.

Our graduates should choose someone to hood them who has played an important part in their academic life, someone that has helped them grow now only academically, but also personally. Please notify your chosen "hooder" of this honor before you RSVP.

For guest parking, please park in either of the two highlighted areas shown below, which can be accessed via South Hunt Drive, or East Dana Avenue.


Commencement Ceremony

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
6:30 p.m. | Graduate should arrive no later than 5:30 p.m.
Mesa Convention Center (Building C)
263 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201

Business casual or formal dress is required. Adornment such as corsages and pins are not traditionally worn as part of the regalia. The cap should be worn flat on the top of the head. Caps or gowns decoreated with inappropriate messages will not be permitted. We highly recommend women wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking in a procession.

As an associate or bachelor's degree candidate, you wear your tassel on the top right side. After the announcement of your degree conferral and all diploma covers are distributed, you will switch the tassel to the left side. As a master's and doctoral degree candidate, you wear your tassel on the left side. 

Do not use cell phones during the ceremony.

For guest parking at the Mesa Convention Cetner, please locate the parking highlighted in red in the image below, which can be accessed from North Center Street. The ceremony will be presented in Building C, highlighted in blue. 


We look forward to seeing you there!


Please contact the Office of the Registrar with any questions.

Melissa Tole, Registrar



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