Judson Commencement | Judson University Christian College



December 13, 2014 

Herrick Chapel

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. Your major designates your school and the ceremony you 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.  

Friends and family who are unable to attend in person can also Watch Commencement LIVE on the Judson website. Both the 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. ceremonies will be broadcast live.

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

Event  Time  Location  

Doors open for graduates only  


Herrick Chapel
Lower Level

Doors open for guests
Graduates Mandatory Line-up      


 Herrick Chapel
 Lower Level  

Commencement Ceremony 


Herrick Chapel    

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

Graduates of the School of Leadership and Business 
Graduates of the School of Education   

Event Time Location

Doors open for graduates only   


Herrick Chapel
 Lower Level

Doors open for guests
Graduates Mandatory line-up  


Herrick Chapel
Lower Level   

Commencement Ceremony     


Herrick Chapel     

Doors to the Herrick Chapel will close as soon as the building reaches guests capacity. Guests will not be allowed in the building once the door close.  Guests who arrive after the doors close will be directed to the Thompson Center Thulin Permance Hall.      

Print Friendly Activity Card - Schedule for the day and map


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 Herrick Chapel and various parking areas on campus.


All 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 Fitness Center at 8:30 a.m.  Mandatory line-up will begin at 9:00 a.m. All graduates of the School of Leadership and Business and School of Education must plan to arrive, dressed in cap and gown to 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 Chapel will close  as soon as the facility reaches guest 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 Monday October 20, 2014, no exceptions. Please ____________to order your cap and gown.  All caps and gowns will be available for pick-up beginning  Wednesday December 3, 2014. Caps and gowns are yours to keep as a memento. Traditional and  Master of Architecture and Education students can pick up their cap and gown in the Student Accounts Office (University Center, second floor). Elgin and non-Rockford Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership students will pick up their cap and gown at Marian Schwebemeyer's office  (847-628-1503), (Lindner Tower, second floor).  Elgin 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 students who attended the Rockford location can pick up their cap and gown at the Rockford Campus.


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

Graduation Announcements/Diploma Frames/Class Rings

Herff Jones offers announcements, diploma frames and class rings. Log onto www.herffjones.com to see their products. For ordering information please contact Reid Olson at Olson-Reid@comcast.net .   


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  


Diplomas will not be given at Commencement. If there are no holds from student accounts, library or financial aid, diplomas will be mailed out starting January 16, 2015 to the current address on file.  All holds must be cleared before diplomas will 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 November 07, 2014.


To request a copy of your transcript, please login to www.judsonu.edu and click on "Quick Links" 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.

Hotel Information

  • Courtyard Marriott, 847-429-0300847-429-0300, 2175 Marriott Dr, West Dundee 
  • Hampton Inn, 847-931-1940847-931-1940, 405 Airport Rd, Elgin 
  • Holiday Inn, 847-488-9000847-488-9000, 495 Airport Rd, Elgin 
  • Quality Inn, 847-608-7300847-608-7300, 500 Tollgate Rd, Elgin 
  • Super 8 Motel, 847-607-8828847-607-8828, 435 Airport Rd, Elgin   

Alumni Information

The Judson Alumni Association is comprised of individuals who remember, support, and further the beliefs and mission of Judson 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 events throughout the year. You can stay connected and support your alma mater by attending Homecoming and regional reunions, serving on committees or the Alumni Board, supporting the Alumni Phonathon, and joining 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
  • Promotions for Judson Alumni Club members only  

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.)



Graduation Survey Fall 2014

Dear Judson Graduates: 

I've invited you to fill out the Graduation Survey Spring 
To do so, please visit:
As you answer these survey questions, please note that you can leave items blank that don't pertain to you. When responding to items asking for a list, please view the examples provided. Always use the tab button to move from item to item. If you accidentally click out of the survey before you're done, you will be given the opportunity to take it again. This data is used to fill out statistical reports requested of Judson and to help in planning for changes in the future.

Thank you!    

Questions? Please call Maria Aguirre in the Registrar's Office at 847-628-1160847-628-1160.









































Registrar Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Associate Vice President for Student Success/University Registrar


Maria L. Aguirre
Assistant to the Registrar
Graduate Programs
Study Abroad Programs


Heather Johnson
Assistant Registrar
Adult Programs


Susan J. Kunze
Assistant to the Registrar
Traditional Programs


Erika Miller
Student Records
Transcript Ordering
Enrollment Verifications


Kirsten Olson
Transfer Student Director


Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Auditor

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