Concert History: A Tradition in the Making

In celebration of ending another successful school year and welcoming our seniors into our alumni community, University Development Events partners with the BenU Alumni Association to co-host BenBash, a concert that has now become a springtime tradition for our students, alumni and the surrounding community. In 2012, we featured the synth-pop band, Cobra Starship, and in 2013, we were thrilled to bring the winner of American Idol's season 11, Phillip Phillips, to the newly renovated Dan and Ada Rice Center arena to showcase his noteworthy talent.

This spring event works in tandem with BenFest, our fall concert series where we celebrate the beginning of a new academic year and welcome in our incoming freshman to their first year on campus. Taking place the first weekend of the school year, BenFest provides our new and returning students with an inviting atmosphere where the true Benedictine value of community is highlighted. BenFest 2013 featured the Plain White T's with Vicci Martienez.

We encourage the university's alumni and the surrounding community to attend these exciting celebrations in support of our students.   


The Fab Four


Plain White T's


All American Rejects
Cobra Starship


Phillip Phillips

Upcoming Events

BenU at the Ballpark 2017: Kane County Cougars
Main Campus in Lisle
1:00 PM
Event Details

BenU at the Ballpark 2017: Kane County Cougars

Date: August 13

Time: 1:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Northwestern Medicine Field | 34w002 Cherry Lane, Geneva, IL 60134

Event Sponsor: Alumni Relations, Benedictine University

Contact: Carolyn Straub    630.829.6083

Event Description: Spend a day at the ballpark with Benedictine University at the Kane County Cougars game on Sunday, August 13 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 which includes your ticket to the game and then $10 in Ozzie Dollars which can be used for food, alcohol or the gift shop. Each ticket includes a small gift to the Benedictine University Scholarship Fund. *Limit of 8 tickets per registrant.  Every Sunday is Sunday Funday at the game! Kids ages 3-10 will receive a voucher for a free hot dog and small soda as well as the Ozzie Dollars. *All purchases are final. Benedictine University cannot give refunds or exchanges.

23rd Annual President's Invitational Golf Outing
Main Campus in Lisle
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Event Details

23rd Annual President's Invitational Golf Outing

Date: August 21

Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: White Eagle Golf Club, Naperville IL 60564

Contact: Deb Smith    (630) 829-6080

Event Description: The 23rd Annual President's Invitational Golf Outing will be held Monday, August 21 and we will be golfing at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville. Come see golfer Nick Faldo, British golfing great and now lead analyst positions for two of the principal American broadcasters of PGA Tour golf – CBS and the Golf Channel!  If you are interested in volunteering, purchasing a foursome or sponsorship opportunities please contact Deb Smith at 630-829-6080 or

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University Development Events

Deb Smith, Director, University Development Events
Phone: (630) 829-6080
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.