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April 2018


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


Residence Life

End of Semester Move-Out Procedures and Schedule

Prior to turning in their keys and leaving campus for the semester, students will be required to prepare their rooms for a move-out inspection. This includes:

  • Removing all personal items and trash from the space
  • Wiping down all surfaces
  • Cleaning bathrooms (Neuzil and Founders)
  • Vacuuming the floor

Students are expected to check out of campus housing within approximately 24 hours of thier final exam, paper or academic requirement. Students will be able to schedule a check-out time with their RA staff, at which time they will return their key.

Monday, May 7     3:00-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8     2:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9     2:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 10     12:00-2:00 p.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 11     10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00-7:00 p.m.

All students who are not graduating or have not received approval from Residence Live must complete their check-out process by 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Failure to check out appropriately will result in an Improper Check-out fee of $150.00.

Graduating Resident Seniors

Check-out for graduating seniors will take place following the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. All students who have not received prior approval from Residence Life for an extended stay must complete their check-out process by 5:00 p.m. There are no scheduled Sunday check-outs.

Students who have a large volume of personal items to move are advised to begin the process early, using weekends prior to graduation to take things home, if necessary. We advise students not to leave packing and cleaning until the last minute to facilitate the check-out process.



Commencement Information

We have Baccalaureate Mass and Hooding that is May 11th, and Commencement May 12th. Check the website for information: http://www.ben.edu/commencement/schedule.cfm

Baccalaureate Mass and Hooding Ceremony
Bachelor's Degree Candidates/Recipients
Friday, May 11, 2018
(You must complete the response form by Monday, April 16, 2018)
7:00 p.m. | Rice Center


The Baccalaureate Mass and Hooding Ceremony brings together students, faculty and staff for the last time as a University community within a prayerful and reflective atmosphere. As tradition at Catholic Institutions, the ceremony will begin with a Catholic Liturgy. Immediately following the Liturgy, we will continue our evening in prayer and reflection with our Interfaith Hooding Ceremony, which is the symbolic passing of the knowledge and methods of the disciplines and the liberal arts from a faculty or staff member to the student.

To participate in the Baccalaureate Mass and Hooding Ceremony, student are required to complete the response form by on later than Monday, April 16, 2018. This ensures that your name will be included in the program. Your response card should indicate which faculty or staff member you have chosen to confer the hood upon you. Please also contact the faculty member or staff member who you would like to perform the hooding personally to notify them.

Participating student should report the Rice Center by 6:30 p.m. dressed in full academic attire (cap and gown, with gowns zipped up the front) carrying the hood over your left arm. Students are asked to sit in the assigned student seating. Do not use cell phones during the ceremony, as this is a time of prayer and reflection and sacred readings are being shared from a number of different faith traditions.

Due to the intimate nature of this convocation along with its space constraints, attendance at the ceremony is limited to six guests per participant.





Upcoming Admissions Event for Prospective Students

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - BenU at a Glance - 9:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. in Goodwin Hall - Come visit and learn about what BenU has to offer and about the enrollment process!

Other future BenU at a Glance events:

Friday, June 15, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
Friday, August 2, 2018

Applying to Benedictine University
Benedictine University is still accepting applications for the fall semester! We encourage traditional undergraduate students to apply as soon as possible. Our application process is free! The application review process takes approximately one week. Once your completed application has been received and reviewed, you will received 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 Admissions include:

  • A 2.5/4.0 GPA
  • A score of 21 ACE/1060 SAT
  • Placement in the top 50% of graduating class

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!

Greetings from the Advising Center

Registration season is upon us as summer registration begins March 1st and fall registration will begin for students with senior standing on Tuesday April 3rd. In preparation for registration, is important that students take care of any holds they may have on their student account, as a hold will prevent 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.

We also encourage students to meet with their professors for office hours, the peer tutoring center for tutoring (schedule can be found at www.ben.edu/ace) and with our Math, Writing or Science specialists for tutoring assistance.

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.


Athletics - April Home Events

April 2
Baseball vs Wisconsin Lutheran (DH), 12pm

April 6
Men's Lacrosse vs Cornell, pm

April 7
Track and Field Duals, 11am
Men's Volleyball vs Concordia Wisconsin, 1pm

April 8
Softball vs Alverno (DH), 12pm
Baseball vs Concordia Wisconsin (DH), 12pm
Soccer Alumni Game, 12pm

April 11
Women's Lacrosse vs Concordia Wisconsin, 4pm
Men's Lacorsse vs MSOE, 7pm

April 12
Softball vs Marymount (DH), 3pm
Baseball vs North Central, 6pm

April 13-14
Track and Field Relays

April 14
Softball vs Edgewood, 12pm

April 15
Softball vs Rockford, 12pm
Baseball vs MSOE, 12pm

April 18
Softball vs Aurora, 3pm

April 20
Women's Volleyball Alumni Game

April 21
Women's Lacrosse vs Augsburg, 1pm
Men's Lacrosse vs Illinois Wesleyan, 4pm

April 22
Softball vs MSOE (DH), 12pm
Baseball vs Aurora (DH), 12pm
Women's Lacrosse vs Hamline, 12pm

April 25
Women's Lacrosse vs  Aurora, 4pm

April 26
Baseball vs St. Norbert (DH), 4pm

April 28
Baseball vs Edgewood (DH), 12pm
Women's Lacrosse vs Concordia Chicago, 1pm

Parent & Family Engagement

Yvette Knox
Director of Parent & Family Engagement
(630) 829-1317

Lownik 202
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.