Parent Programs

The Parent Program offers a one-stop service for parents of Benedictine students. We respond to parent inquiries and provide information on a variety of issues to facilitate communication between parents and the University.

Parent Association
The Benedictine Parent Association is a University-supported, volunteer led organization established to strengthen the tie between Benedictine and the families of current students by involving parents in campus activities that promote the University and enrich the undergraduate college experience. There is no cost to be a member. All Benedictine parents are automatically members. There are many opportunities for parents to get involved in the Benedictine community.

Parent Liaison
The Parent Liaison is a dedicated staff member who responds to parent and student inquiries and provides information Student Life and assistance on a variety of issues from admission through graduation.

Parent Publications

  • The Parents website provides information and answers general questions and concerns you may have while your son or daughter is a student at Benedictine.
  • A Message Home is a monthly newsletter emailed throughout the academic year and includes timely campus updates. This may also be used intermittently to send important messages to parents.
  • Annual Parent Guide.
  • Facebook page for Parents of Benedictine University.

Contact University Parent Programs or call 630-829-1127 for more information.

Upcoming Event

Is your student living away on campus for the first time this semester? 

Please join the Residence Life staff for the Roommate Meet and Greet! It is an occasion for your student to form new friends before the semester by having the opportunity to meet their roommate and hall mates. The Resident Assistant staff will be hosting introduction games while providing team challenges. As your students are busy getting involved in the Benedictine community, we will also have breakout sessions to help parents understand what it is like to be a new resident at Benedictine University. At the end of the afternoon, roommates and parents will be able to visit Ondrak or Jaeger Hall to see sample rooms for the fall semester. Employees from departments in Student Life will be available to answer questions and help resolve any last minutes concerns families may have before the school year starts.

Encourage your student to contact their roommate and ask  them to come too! 

Monday, July 18, 2016 
12:30 p.m. - Check-in 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Roommate Meet and Greet 
Ondrak Hall 
(male residence hall) 

Monday, July 25, 2016 
12:30 p.m. - Check-in 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Roommate Meet and Greet 
Jaeger Hall 
(female residence hall) 

Please park in the Kindlon lot or the parking garage and join us in the Goodwin lobby. To register click here.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

  • Parent Phonathon
  • Honors Convocation/Hooding Ceremony
  • Graduation Admissions Support
  • Internships
  • Parent Council Member
  • Parent Orientation
  • Parent Fundraiser
Parent Programs

Benedictine University

Luba Baranivsky, Parent Programs
Marco Masini, Vice President with Student Life
Phone: (630) 829-1127