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Commencement: Saturday, May 5, 2018 Lindner Fitness Center

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10:00 A.M. Ceremony: 

Master of Architecture
B.A./B.F.A. Traditional Undergraduates- 
Departments: Architecture and Art & Design 

B.A./A.A. Adult Professional Studies Undergraduate 
   (evening adult students) 

Masters: M.A. in Human Services Administration
M.A. in Organizational Leadership, MBA

Plan to arrive, dressed in cap and gown to the Lindner Fitness Center at 8:30 a.m. for mandatory rehearsal. Doors will open for your guests at 9:00 a.m.  

2:00 P.M. Ceremony: 

Doctor of Education in Literacy

B.A. Traditional Undergraduates- 
Departments: Business, Christian Ministries, Education, English, Exercise & Sport Science, Music, Psychology, Science & Mathematics, Speech Communication, Worship Arts

Plan to arrive, dressed in cap and gown to the Lindner Fitness Center at 12:30 p.m. for mandatory rehersal.  Doors will open for your guests at 1:00 p.m.         

Cap and Gowns

All students are required to order their cap and gown online by Monday, February 26th, 2018, no exceptions.  Students who do not order by this date will assess a $30 late cap and gown order fee.  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 Thursday, April 26th, 2018. Caps and gowns are yours to keep as a memento.  

Doctor of Education In Literacy
Doctor of Education in Literacy students can pick up their cap, gown, and hood in Office 110 of Creekside South.

Traditional Undergraduates/Master of Architecture
Traditional and Master of Architecture students can pick up their cap and gown in the Student Accounts office during business hours (University Center, second floor). 

Adult Professional Program

Please check your student account online and pay any balances.  See attached for instructions to check your account and make payments.  If you are unable to pay your full balance, you must contact Student Accounts to make payment arrangements and pay your first installment payment in order to pick up your cap and gown.  You will be able to receive your transcripts and diploma once you have a $0 balance.  If you have a $0 balance, you are ready to pick up your graduation attire! 

Elgin and Online Students:
Our pick-up hours have changed.  Please note that Thursday evening, April 26th,we will only be available for pick up until 5pm. 
Starting Thursday, April 26th: 11am – 5pm and Friday, April 27th from 10am-4pm
Starting Monday, April 30th: Monday – Thursday, 11am – 6:30pm and Friday from 10am-4pm

Rockford Students:
Starting Thursday, April 26th: Monday – Thursday, 10am - 6:30pm and Fridays from 10am-4pm

Financial Aid Exit Counseling:  If you have taken out student loans, note that you must complete Financial Aid Exit Counseling in order to receive your transcripts and diploma.  Contact the Financial Aid office with questions or issues.  

Student Financial Services: 
University Center, 2nd Floor,1151 North State Street, Elgin, IL 60123  

Student Accounts Office:
Jennifer Dittmann:  Jennifer.Dittmann@judsonu.edu– Phone:  847-628-5030
Cindy Kollar:  Cynthia.Kollar1@judsonu.edu– Phone:  847-628-5023

 Financial Aid Office: 
Julia Perez:  eMail:  Julia.Perez@judsonu.edu– Phone:  847-628-2027
Christina Watson:  eMail:  CWatson@judsonu.edu –Phone:  847-628-2534 

Graduation Announcements/Diploma Frames/Class Rings

To view graduation accessories please visit Jostens 

Graduation Photos

General photos from commencement and individual photos of students walking and getting their diplomas will be available for purchase online through Kevin Sherman Photography after the event. Check back here for an updated message and purchasing link once the photos have been posted.


Diplomas will not be given at Commencement. If there are no holds from student accounts, library or financial aid, diplomas will be ready for pick up starting Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 in the Registrar's office.  Rockford Adult Undergrad and Graduate Students can be picked up at the Rockford location.  Diplomas not picked up by Thursday, July 5th, 2018 will begin to be mailed out.   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  Monday, March 12th, 2018.  


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 life time members of the Judson University Alumni Association (JUAA). 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 with  your alma mater:

  •  Attend campus events like Homecoming, Choir Concerts, Athletic Games  
  • Attend 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
  • 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
  • 10% discount off Judson Bookstore purchases
  • Membership in Working Advantage savings club offering national discounts on entertainment, shopping, etc. with over 700 vendors   

Judson Alumni are offered added benefits such as a FREE membership to Right Now Media (an online library of over 10,000 video Bible studies, leadership videos, and kids’ shows),discounted insurance through our Alumni Insurance Program and more. Learn about alumni discounts, resources and events at www.judsonu.edu/alumni.  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 Spring 2018  

You are invited to fill out the Graduation Survey for Spring 2018. To do so, please go to Spring 2018 Graduation Survey  
Print the last documentation page to bring with you when youpick up your cap and gown.


Thank you!

Questions? Please contact Jill Hargis at jhargis@judsonu.edu 



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