October check in

The First Visit Home:

In just a few weeks your terribly exhausted student will be home with you around the Thanksgiving table. You will begin to notice changes as they have operated independently the last two months. I encourage you to continue in your new role as “Advisor” inviting conversation and asking if there is anything that they need assistance with. You will discover as they go through this maturation process they are more responsive to dialogue and less responsive to demands. As your student wraps up these last few weeks they have been reminded to check their accounts for registration holds. Spring registration begins on Monday, November 4, 2019. All Freshman MUST attend Spring Advising Part II.

Yvette Knox
Director of Parent & Family Engagement

Important Information

Did you know that it’s time to start thinking about spring, more specifically, spring classes? Registration for Spring 2020 begins on Monday, November 4th.

Have A Hold?
Take care of any holds that you might have on your account (if not, you won’t be able to register) Types of holds and where to go for help
  • Health Services Hold: The Office of Health Services (Krasa Room 116)
  • Student Account Hold: The Business Office (Lownik Room 105)
  • Library Hold: Please visit the Library (Kindlon Hall, 2nd floor) to discuss your hold.
  • TIX: complete the Violence Prevention Training online. The link was sent to your Benedictine email.
  • AD1 Hold: Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your class schedule (everyone will have this hold)

For questions regarding your scholarships and loans, contact The Office of Financial Aid. They are located on the 1st floor of Lownik Hall.

When Do I Register?


105+earned hours

7:00 am

Monday, Nov. 4


90+earned hours

7:00 am

Tuesday, Nov. 5






75+earned hours

7:00 am

Thursday, Nov. 7


60+earned hours

7:00 am

Friday, Nov. 8






45+earned hours

7:00 am

Monday, Nov. 11


30+earned hours

7:00 am

Tuesday, Nov.12






15+earned hours

7:00 am

Thursday, Nov. 14


0+earned hours

7:00 am

Friday, Nov. 15





Student- at -Large


7:00 am

Monday, Nov 18

Please note:

  • The hours are based on earned hours and does not include in-progress hours.
  • The class schedules are posted on BenULive and on your MyBenU account and are updated frequently.
  • Schedule your advising appointment with your academic advisor to plan out your Spring classes.
How Do I Register?

Do you need help figuring out how to actually register for classes? Need to know where to find your General Education Requirements or Co-Curricular Classes? We can help! The Advising Center also wants to ensure that you are familiar with how to use the new system as you prepare for your upcoming registration.

Attend our Registration Workshops! Click here to see when they are being held and be sure to attend one of them!

Freshman Students

All Freshman MUST attend Spring Advising Part II. If you haven’t already RSVP’d with your advisor please do so immediately! Please check your email or Remind for more information. Contact your academic advisor if you have questions about this.

FAFSA TimeFile your 2020-2021 FAFSA starting October 1!


The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can be filed free online at www.fafsa.gov.

Use the Benedictine University school code – 001767 – to make sure we receive your application.

To speed up your application, please use the IRS Data retrieval tool whenever possible.

If you are an Illinois student receiving a MAP grant in the 2019-20 academic year and plan to attend college again in 2020-21, file your 2020-21 FAFSA by December 1, 2019 for priority access to a MAP grant.


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Yvette Knox
Director of Parent and Family Engagement
Lownik Enrollment Services Center, Room 202