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"Wish You Were Here!" Postcard Project

YOU can help us reach out to admitted students by sending a postcard!

The 2014 Postcard Project is now over. Thank you to everyone who volunteered! If you would like to sign up to be on our list for the 2015 Postcard Project, you can do so below.

Looking to give back to Benedictine by helping to recruit a new flock of Eagles? Personal contact with admitted students is an integral part of our recruitment process. As alumni of Benedictine University, it is our job to cherish the past while nourishing our University's future. You can do just that by reaching out to an admitted student, congratulating them on their acceptance and encouraging them to enroll at Benedictine. Most students are exploring other universities as well, and a personalized postcard from a friendly alumnus can make a big impact.

This project is open to all alumni living in the United States. The project starts during the winter months and continues through the spring to encourage admitted students to enroll at Benedictine. The Office of Alumni Development will supply alumni with contact information for the students, blank postcards with pre-paid postage, sample verbiage to get you started and a timeline for sending the postcards. When possible, alumni will be paired with students who went to the same high school or have similar academic or extracurricular interests. We ask that our alumni volunteers send postcards to at least 10 students, but you are welcome to send more!

Please fill out the form below to be added to our volunteer list, and the Office of Alumni Development will contact you with more information. Thank you for helping us show our new Eagles the true meaning of Benedictine hospitality!


All alumni are welcome to participate, but we currently have a special need for alumni volunteers who went to these high schools:

Addison Trail
Benet Academy
Downers Grove South
Glenbard North
Glenbard West
Lincoln Way West
Plainfield South
St. Viator
West Aurora
Office of University Development

Benedictine University

Krasa Center, Room 175
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.