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November 2017


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


Counseling Center

As parents, we all want the best for our children. When they are away at college and need additional support, it is comforting to know Student Life offers a variety of services to include counseling. The Counseling Center provides students assistance with understanding challenges they encounter. During a 50-minute counseling session, a University counselor will guide your student toward reflection and building decision-making skills. Skills learned will assist students with stress, test-anxiety, homesickness, time-management, or sometimes just to vent. There is no cost for counseling and the student must make an appointment.

The Counseling Center hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located on the main level of the Krasa Student Center in Room 112. To make an appointment with a counselor, please call (630) 829-1800.


Applying to Benedictine University

Benedictine University offers rolling admissions and does not have a deadline for accepting new applications for the Fall 2018 semester. We encourage traditional undergraduate students to apply within their first semester of their senior year of high school. The application review process takes approximately one week. Once your completed application has been received and reviewed, you will receive a letter in the mail and a call from your admissions counselor regarding your admission status. Prospective freshmen should accept the offer of admission and pay the tuition deposit no later than May 1 to secure their spot for the incoming freshman class.

Requirements for Freshmen Admission include:

  • A 2.500/4.000 GPA
  • A score of 21 ACT/1060 SAT
  • Placement in the top 50 percent of graduating class
File your FAFSA

Students can apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1, 2017. The FAFSA can be filed for free online at www.fafsa.gov. Benedictine’s school code is 001767. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible.

Admitted Students

Once a student is admitted to Benedictine they should complete the following steps.

  1. Attend an Admitted student event, RSVP at ben.edu/events
  2. Pay their tuition deposit at ben.edu/deposit
  3. Complete their online placement test at ben.edu/placement
  4. Register for classes!
Upcoming Admissions Events
  • Monday, December 4 - Eagle Day
  • Monday, January 15 - Eagle Day
  • Sunday February 18 - Eagle Day
  • Wednesday March 28 - Eagle Day

For parents of resident students

Halls close during some holiday breaks. We wanted to make you aware of upcoming closures and important details related to closures.

Thanksgiving Break
  • Halls close at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
  • Halls open at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2017.
Christmas Break
  • Halls close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017.
  • Halls open at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018.

We ask that you please plan ahead with your students and pick them up before halls are officially closed. When halls are closed, residents are not allowed in the building and ID access will be turned off. Students will be required to wait for rides in the Krasa Center after 6:00 p.m.

Food service stops at lunch the day of hall closures and reopens for dinner the night of openings.

Founders’ Woods does not close during holiday break times. Residents there are welcome to stay.

Coaches will work with athletic teams allowed to stay over portions of the breaks to sign stay agreements.

Students needing to stay over breaks because of long travel distances can work with the office of Residence Life to sign a stay agreement but a fee may be associated. No guests are allowed for students staying over breaks.

Students are welcome to leave the majority of the items in their room over break. They should bring what they will need for break home and any valuables.

Holiday break periods provide our Facilities Management team opportunities to perform routine maintenance work, so rooms may be accessed during those periods of time. Scheduled maintenance work will be communicated to residents wherever possible in advance.


Greetings from the Advising Center

It is already time for students to register for spring classes! Registration begins on Monday, November 6, and each student is assigned a registration date based on the number of credit hours he or she has completed. It is important that students take care of any holds they may have on their student account, as any hold will prevent spring registration from occurring. Please see below for the different types of holds students encounter, and where students can go for assistance:

  • Financial Hold - please contact Student Accounts or the Office of Financial Aid (located in Lownik Hall) for assistance
  • Advisor Hold - Students must meet with their academic advisor for an advising appointment for this hold to be removed
  • Health Service Hold - please visit Student Health Services (located in Krasa Center) to turn in your health forms to have this hold removed. The health form can be found at www.ben.edu/healthform
  • Library Hold - visit the Library’s circulation desk in the basement of Kindlon Hall

Please note that students must fill out a Release of Confidential Information Form for any academic or financial information to be disclosed to parents.

Our advising staff is always available to assist students with any questions or concerns that students may have. Please don’t hesitate to visit www.ben.edu/advising or contact us at (630) 829-1120 or advisingcenter@ben.edu.


Class of 2018 SAVE THE DATE

Class of 2018 Celebration Dinner

Sunday, April 8, 2018
4:30 p.m. Cocktails
5:00 p.m. Dinner
Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business

Join us in celebrating the upcoming graduation of our 2018 grads and support the 2018 Class Gift initiative.

For questions or more information, contact Jill Poskin at jposkin@ben.edu.


Upcoming Athletics home events

November 4
Football vs. Wisconsin Lutheran, 1:00 p.m.

November 11
Football vs. Aurora, 1:00 p.m.

November 25
Men’s Basketball vs. Marian, 2:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball vs. Marian, 4:15 p.m.

November 27
Women’s Basketball vs. Lake Forest, 7:00 p.m.

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.