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Benedictine Welcome Postcard Project

What can you do on a train, in your home, outside or even with fellow alumni? The Benedictine Welcome 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 the families of students who have been admitted to BenU but have not yet committed to attending. These postcards will highlight the impact Benedictine University has made on your own life, which will hopefully impact the prospective students' decision to choose Benedictine. We invite you to join us in welcoming our new students and their families into the BenU community/family!

Personal contact with admitted students and their families 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 Relations will receive the list of admitted students in January and then supply alumni volunteers with contact information for the students, blank postcards with  sample verbiage to get you started and a timeline for sending the postcards. When possible, alumni will be paired with students who have similar academic or extracurricular interests. We ask our alumni volunteers send postcards to at least 10 families, but you are welcome to send more!

To donate your time, please complete the Benedictine Welcome Postcard Project Form by clicking the red button at the top of the page. Postcards will be mailed out in late January. 

Thank you for helping us demonstrate the true meaning of Benedictine hospitality!

For more information on the Postcard Project, contact Carolyn Straub at cstraub@ben.edu or (630) 829-6083.