October check in

Eagle Parents,

We are already a month into the school year, and it has been a joy to see the hustle and bustle across campus. Your students are settling into a routine and finding their groove. They have begun the world of adulting, being responsible for themselves. They are starting to check things off on their syllabi; learning to get up for those 8:00 a.m. classes; scheduling time to eat, sleep, and study; and meeting new friends along the way. Do not be alarmed if they sound a bit overwhelmed or exhausted as they are learning the ins and outs of time management. They are doing well!

Please encourage your students to reach out to their instructors or advisor with any academic concerns. My door is always open as well for any assistance for both you and your student.

Yvette Knox
Director of Parent & Family Engagement

Upcoming Parent Events


Family Weekend

October 26, 2019

Join the Benedictine University community as we celebrate Family Weekend!

  • 12:00 p.m.: Woman’s Volleyball game against Edgewood College in the Rice Center
  • 2:30 p.m.:   Enjoy a VIP experience in our Parent’s Suite for the home football game
  • 3:30 p.m.:   Football game against Eureka College
  • 6:00 p.m.:   Dorm of the Dead Haunted House

Important Information

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