Watch It Live
Spring Commencement 2014 can be viewed live online beginning at 9:00 a.m. on May 31 by visiting www.bluejaytv.com.
Commencement is scheduled to take place on the Elmhurst College Campus Mall. In case of severe weather, the ceremony will be held in R.A. Faganel Hall. This information will be available after 7:30 a.m. on May 31 by calling (630) 516-2000 or by checking this website.
Tickets for graduation guests are not needed if Commencement is held outdoors on the Elmhurst College Campus Mall. If the weather prevents an outdoor commencement ceremony, we will move to R.A. Faganel Hall. Since indoor seating is limited, tickets (three per graduate) will be distributed at rehearsal.
Handicapped parking and seating will be available.
To purchase a DVD of the Commencement ceremony, visit BlueJayTV.com.
A professional photographer will take two pictures of each graduate. Ordering information will be available to you a couple of days after the ceremony. You may contact GradImages at (800) 261-2576. Your friends/relatives with cameras will be required to stay away from the platform to avoid congestion.
If you are interested in purchasing a master's hood of your own, please contact John Mahoney at (708) 478-5001.
Graduation Announcements and Class Rings
Formal graduation announcements and class rings can be purchased at the Book Cellar in Goebel Hall. Contact the Book Cellar directly for other commencement accessories at (630) 617-3185.
Caps, Gowns and Hoods
Your order is based upon your response to the e-commencement attendance request. Refer to the Commencement schedule for the dates and times when you may pick up your cap, gown and hood. Immediately after the ceremony you must return your cap, gown and hood. The tassel is yours to keep.
At the end of June, a copy of your final transcript (for your records), indicating your course grades, degree, major(s), minor and honors, will be mailed to you free of charge, compliments of the Elmhurst College Alumni Association. Additional transcript requests may be made on the Registration and Records website. Transcripts are released only if financial obligations to the College have been satisfied.
Tuition and Fee Payment
Financial obligations to the College must be satisfied in order for your degree to be awarded. You are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (630) 617-3015 with questions regarding the discharge of financial obligations.
Graduates Not Attending Commencement
Graduates may pick up their diplomas starting June 2, 2014. Unclaimed diplomas will be mailed to the student at the address on file starting June 9, 2014.
e-Commencement Attendance Request
Accessed through BlueNet under "My Registration" this lists your name and degree (as they will appear on your diploma) and your major(s) as it will appear on the commencement program. It is also used for ordering your cap and gown. Please review this information, correct if necessary and electronically submit back to our office no later than April 11, 2014.
Rehearsal for Commencement
Rehearsal is held in Hammerschmidt Chapel on Friday, May 30 from 5:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. If you plan to attend Commencement, you must attend the rehearsal. There is no exception to this requirement.
The baccalaureate service is a private moment for the graduates at which they, the President, the Dean and the Chaplain reflect on the meaning of an Elmhurst College education. It takes place at 9:00 a.m. on May 31 in Hammerschmidt Chapel. Attendance is mandatory. Graduates should wear their caps and gowns to Baccalaureate.
Senior grades were due on the web May 27, 2014. Prospective graduates who fail Spring Term 2014 courses and do not meet minimum graduate requirements will be informed by May 29, 2014 that they are being removed from the May 2014 graduation listing.
All "incompletes" ("I" grades) must be resolved and submitted to the Office of Registration and Records by May 5. This deadline supersedes any date made with individual instructors. Students will not be allowed to graduate if "incompletes" remain on the record, including any received during Spring Term 2014.