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March 2016

Included in this issue
  • It's advising and registration season.
  • Safety is their No. 1 concern.
  • Events highlight the corporal works of mercy.
  • Upcoming athletics events.
  • Help your student get through finals week with a "Finals Survival Care Package."

Luba Baranivsky
Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life
Parent Programs
(630) 829-6124

It's advising and registration season

Admissions-photoshoot-7-9-2014-(32)The spring semester is in full swing and the staff in the New Student Advising Center is hard at work. March and April is a busy time for students and staff at BenU.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • If they haven't already, students will be assigned to a faculty advisor. Students should set up a meeting with their new faculty advisor to discuss fall 2016 classes. They can find their faculty advisor's contact information by accessing their MyBenU account.

  • The New Student Advising Center will hold a "Steps 2 Success Sophomore Year" event on Thursday, March 10, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium to help students prepare for the freshman to sophomore transition.

  • Registration for the Fall 2016 Semester begins on Monday, April 4. Please remind your student to check their MyBenU account for their specific enrollment date.

  • Registration for summer school opened on Tuesday, March 1. If your students is planning to take summer classes, they can register and search for classes using their MyBenU account.

  • Finally, we are excited to welcome the class of 2020! These new students will learn more about their major, plan their fall schedule and receive information about various campus resources during their initial advising appointment.

Safety is their No. 1 concern

The Benedictine University Police Department is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment. Please take the time to visit our website at ben.edu/police, which further outlines our programs, skill sets and dedication to ensuring students receive the same level of professional service as they would from their hometown police department. 

The Benedictine University Police Department operates 24/7 and is composed of 14 state commissioned police officers augmented by seven support staff which patrol campus on foot, by bicycle and in highly visible marked police vehicles. Our state-of-the-art emergency communications and dispatch center utilizes a variety of advanced security technology including interior and exterior closed-circuit surveillance cameras, severe weather alerts, mass communication public address systems and access cards for residence halls and classrooms. Benedictine Police can also search and receive inquiries from local, state and federal criminal justice agencies.

Events highlight the corporal works of mercy

The Campus Ministry staff is excited to offer a new program this spring semester called the “Be Merciful Series.” Inspired by Pope Francis’ declaration of an “Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy,” this series of events will focus on each of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about mercy and to both show and seek mercy in their lives. Some highlights include an evening with DuPagePads, a community prayer service and a “Stump-the-Monk” Q-and-A event. 

The Holy Year of Mercy is a fantastic opportunity for our entire Benedictine community to grow in mercy and love.

Upcoming athletics events

April 3: Women’s soccer alumni game

April 10:
Men’s soccer alumni game

May 8:
Letterman’s Dinner (senior student-athlete banquet) at 5:00 p.m. and the Benny Awards (student-athlete end of the year awards banquet) at 7:00 p.m. in Goodwin Hall. 




Help your student survive finals week

Finals week is quickly approaching which means students will be spending additional time studying in preparation. Some may seek out snack or comfort foods to sustain them as they work. If instead, you would like to send them a Finals Survival Care Package filled with full-size goodies along with a personal note of good wishes or encouragement written by you, please click here to learn more. With each $36 package purchased, not only will your student receive some tasty snacks, but $12 from each sale will go toward the Class of 2016 legacy gift fund to benefit the University community.

All orders must be received by Wednesday, April 27. 

The packages will be available for student pickup in the Krasa Student Center on May 5, 6 and 9. We will contact each student recipient by phone or email with exact pickup information. For more information, please contact Jill Poskin at (630)829-6366 or jposkin@ben.edu.




Parent Programs

Marco Masini
Vice President for Student Life
(630) 829-6124

Krasa Student Center, Room 175
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.