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Commencement: May 2, 2015

Judson University will host two separate commencement ceremonies.  One will be at 10:00 a.m. and the other will be at 2:00 p.m. The graduate's major designates their school and the ceremony they will participate in.  If you need assistance determining your ceremony please contact Maria Aguirre at maguirre@judsonu.edu.

Please be aware that there will be no tickets required. However, we kindly ask all graduating students to be considerate of the other graduates when inviting guests.

 

Photos from Commencement

These photos and individual photos of graduates will be available for purchase online after graduation. Please visit Kevin Sherman Photography for more details!

10 A.M. Commencement - Lindner Fitness Center

CELEBRATING GRADUATES OF:

School of Art, Design and Architecture
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

EVENT TIME LOCATION

Doors open for graduates only

8:30 a.m.

Lindner Fitness Center, Upper Level

Graduates Mandatory Line-up

9:00 a.m.

Lindner Fitness Center, Upper Level

Doors open for guests

9:00 a.m.

Lindner Fitness Center, Lower Level

Commencement Ceremony

10:00 a.m.

Lindner Fitness Center

Doors to the Lindner Fitness Center  will close as soon as the building reaches guests capacity. Guests will not be allowed in the building once the doors close. Guests who arrive after the doors close will be directed to the Thompson Center Thulin Performance Hall.

2 P.M. Commencement - Lindner Fitness Center

CELEBRATING GRADUATES OF:

School of Education
School of Leadership and Business 

EVENT TIME LOCATION

Doors open for graduates only

12:30 p.m.

Lindner Fitness Center, Upper Level

Graduates Mandatory line-up

1:00 p.m.

Lindner Fitness Center, Upper Level

Doors open for guests

1:00 p.m.

Lindner Fitness Center, Lower Level

Commencement Ceremony

2:00 p.m.

Lindner Fitness Center

Doors to the Lindner Fitness Center will close as soon as the building reaches guests capacity. Guests will not be allowed in the building once the doors close. Guests who arrive after the doors close will be directed to the Thompson Center Thulin Performance Hall.

 
Print Friendly Activity Card - Schedule for the day and map

Address, Directions, and Parking

Lindner Fitness Center
Judson University
1151 N. State Street
Elgin, IL 60123

Directions to Judson

Campus Safety will be directing the parking. Please follow their directions that day. For your convenience, shuttle services will be available throughout the day from the Lindner Tower to The Lindner Fitness Center and various parking areas on campus.

Hotel Information

Judson has arranged for discounted hotel rates for friends, alumni, parents and other family members visiting our campus for commencement. For a list of discounted hotels located near Judson's campus, please see the link below.
Hotel Accommodations

Flowers

The Grad Flowers company will be available to sell beautiful, fresh cut flowers to family and friends to honor the graduate. To see the products they offer you may login at www.gradflowers.com

Photographs

Judson Alum and photographer Kevin Sherman will be taking pictures of graduates and their families at commencement. Photos will be available for purchase online after graduation. Please visit Kevin Sherman Photography for more details!

IMPORTANT INFO FOR GRADUATES

Processional

Graduates of the School of Art, Design and Architecture and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  must plan to arrive, dressed in cap and gown to the Lindner Fitness Center at 8:30 a.m.  Mandatory line-up will begin at 9:00 a.m. All graduates of the School of Education and graduates of the School of Leadership and Business  must plan to arrive, dressed in cap and gown to the Lindner Fitness Center at 12:30 p.m.  Mandatory line-up will begin at 1:00 p.m.  The processional will start promptly.  Please inform your family and friends to arrive in plenty of time.  Doors to the Fitness Center will close  as soon as the facility reaches capacity.  Guests who arrive after the doors close will be directed to the designated overflow area (Thompson Center Thulin Performance Hall).  

Cap and Gowns

All students are required to order their cap and gown online by Friday, February 27, 2015, no exceptions. Please click here to order your cap and gown. Master students please remember to order your hood along with your cap and gown. All caps and gowns will be available for pick-up beginning  Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Caps and gowns are yours to keep as a memento. Traditional and  Master of Architecture  students can pick up their cap and gown in the Student Accounts Office (University Center, second floor). Elgin and non-Rockford Master students  and Center for Adult Professional Studies students can pick up their cap and gown at Jill Smith's office (847-628-1523), (Lindner Tower first floor, across from classroom C). Rockford Master and adult undergrad students who attended the Rockford location can pick up their cap and gown at the Rockford Campus.

Graduation Announcements/Diploma Frames/Class Rings

To view graduation accessories please visit Jostens 

Diplomas

Diplomas will not be given at Commencement. If there are no holds from student accounts, library or financial aid, diplomas will be available for pick up starting Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Diplomas not picked up by June 30, 2015 will be mailed out to the current address on file.  All holds must be cleared before diplomas can be released. Graduation fees must be paid regardless of whether you participate in the commencement ceremony.  If you choose not to participate in the ceremony you will need to notify Jill Hargis at jhargis@judsonu.edu by Friday, March 13, 2015.

Transcripts

To request a copy of your transcript, please login to www.judsonu.edu and click on "MYJU" The Transcript request link is in that menu. You may also order a transcript for pick up by coming to the Registrar’s Office in the Lindner Tower building.

Alumni Information

The mission of the Judson University Alumni Association is to unite and serve alumni from Judson University and encourage alumni loyalty, support and involvement in the University.  All Judson graduates automatically become lifetime members of the Judson Alumni Association. No membership dues are charged to be part of the Alumni Association. As a member, you will receive Judson Today, a publication for alumni and friends of Judson University, Alumni Connections, a monthly e-newsletter keeping you informed of everything happening for alumni, as well as invitations to various opportunities throughout the year.

There are several ways to stay connected and support your alma mater:

  •  Alttend campus events like Homecoming, Choir Concerts, Athletic Games  
  • Attend annual Judson regional gatherings in Chicago, Peoria,Springfield, Indianapolis, Ohio and other areas throughout the US 
  • Participate in the annual spring break mission trip to Belize for alumni and current students with Dr. Crume and Alumni Director, Bonnie Bienert
  • Connect through Social Media with the Judson Alumni Facebook page, LinkedIn group, Alumni Board twitter account and Alumni Lifeline blog 
  • Support the Alumni Phonathon
  • Join the Judson Alumni Club     
The Judson Alumni Club has been created for all Judson alumni who make a donation of $10 or more per academic year to benefit any area of the University. For your annual donation, you will receive a Judson Alumni Membership Card as recognition of your support that will provide added benefits exclusively for Judson Alumni Club Donors such as: 
  • $2.00 discount to Judson Theater Performances    
  • $2.00 discount to Judson Athletic Events
  • $20.00 discount off the annual Fitness Center Pass
  • 20% discount off Founder's Bookstore purchases
  • Membership in Working Advantage savings club offering national discounts on entertainment, shopping, etc. with over 700 vendors   

Regular visits to the Judson University website will also keep you informed of upcoming events and university news. Notify the Alumni Office  with new events in your life-new address, new email address, job change, wedding, etc., that you would like to share or have printed in Judson Today.

For local alumni, the Judson Alumni Association offers a free one year pass to the Lindner Fitness Center. This pass is free to alumni, their spouse, and/or children (ages 12 – 21) for one year after graduation. Passes for alumni, their spouse, and/or children can be purchased after the first year at a small cost of $100 per year (or $80 for Judson Alumni Club members.)    

 Bachelor of Arts Grads!  

Bachelor of Arts Grads! You are invited to The Honors Program and Graduate Reception to celebrate your achievements and success on Wednesday, April 29, 2015! The evening begins with the Honors Program in the Thulin Performance Hall at 6:30 pm followed by food and door prizes at the Graduate Reception at 7:15pm. Please RSVP by registering via the link below: 
Honors Program and Graduate Reception for BA students only.
CONGRATULATIONS!   

Graduation Survey Spring 2015

Dear Judson Graduates:
You are invited to fill out the Graduation Survey Spring 2015. To do so, please visit: 
Spring 2015 Graduation Survey 

Thank you!

Questions? Please call Maria Aguirre in the Registrar's Office at 847-628-1160.

 

 

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