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Commencement: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016



Please inform your family and friends to arrive in plenty of time.  Doors to the Chapel 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).    


 10:00 A.M. Ceremony: 

Graduates of the School of Business and Professional Studies: B.A. Adult Undergrad (evening adult students), Masters(MBA and MAOL) must plan to arrive, dressed in cap and gown to the Herrick Chapel at 8:45 a.m. for mandatory line-up. Doors will open for your guests at 9:00 a.m.

 2:00 P.M. Ceremony: 

 Graduates of the School of Art, Design and Architecture and School of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education:  B.A.Traditional and Masters (MLM) and Master of Education & Graduates of the School of Business and Professional Studies: B.A. Traditional Undergrad must plan to arrive,dressed in cap and gown to the Herrick Chapel at 12:45 p.m. for mandatory line-up.  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, October 10, 2016, 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,  December 1, 2016. Caps and gowns are yours to keep as a memento.  Master of Education in Literacy students can pick up their cap, gown,and hood in Office 117 of Creekside South.

Traditional & MLM  students can pick up their cap and gown in the Student Accounts office (University Center, second floor).  Elgin (non-Rockford) Master students and School of Business and Professional Studies (evening adult students) can contact Fred Yantes at 847-628-5023 / Cindy Fisher at 847-628-5030 or send an email to studentaccounts@info.judsonu.edu to verify their cap and gown pick up location.  All students who attend classes at the Rockford campus can pick up their  cap and gown in the Rockford office.  

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 Friday, January 20, 2017.  Diplomas not picked up by this date will be mailed out starting Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  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 Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  


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 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 and support your alma mater:

  •  Attend 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
  • 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 Fall 2016  

You are invited to fill out the Graduation Survey for Spring 2016. To do so, please go to Fall 2016 Graduation Survey.  
Print the last documentation page to bring with you when you pick up your cap and gown.

Thank you!

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



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