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Benedictine University Postcard Project

What is the Postcard Project?

What can you do on a train, in your home, outside or even with fellow alumni? The Postcard Project is an opportunity for you to give back to your alma mater in a fun, quick and simple way! By donating a few minutes of your time by writing postcards you'll share your experiences as a student and alum of Benedictine University with students who have been admitted to Benedictine University, but have not committed to attend. A postcard from a friendly alumnus will highlight the impact Benedictine University has made on your own life, which will hopefully impact the prospective students' decision to choose Benedictine. With your participation, you can volunteer from afar and demonstrate our tradition of hospitality by sending personalized postcards to prospective Eagles! 

Personal contact with admitted students is an integral part of our recruitment process. As alumni of Benedictine University, it is our job to cherish the past while nourishing our University's future. This project is open to all alumni living in the United States and registration begins in November. The Office of Alumni Development will receive the list of admitted students in January and then supply alumni volunteers with contact information for the students, blank postcards with pre-paid postage, sample verbiage to get you started and a timeline for sending the postcards. When possible, alumni will be paired with students who went to the same high school or have similar academic or extracurricular interests. We ask that our alumni volunteers send postcards to at least 10 students, but you are welcome to send more!

To donate your time with the Postcard Project, please complete the Postcard Project Form to help us match you with a future flock of Eagles! In January the Office of Alumni Development will contact you to confirm your participation. Thank you for helping us demonstrate the true meaning of Benedictine hospitality!

Please note: The window to volunteer for the 2016 Postcard Project has closed. If you would like to be added to our list to receive more information when the 2017 Postcard Project begins next January, please fill out the form below. Thank you for your interest!


Postcard Project Form


For more information on the Postcard Project, contact Trente Arens at or (630) 829-6077.

Office of University Development

Benedictine University

Krasa Center, Room 175
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(630) 829-6072