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The BenAlert emergency notification system enables students, faculty and staff to receive alerts and notifications within minutes by phone, text and/or e-mail messages regarding emergency situations affecting Benedictine University. Alerts are short messages about an urgent or immediate situation. Notifications are follow-up messages that may contain more detailed information that are not as time-sensitive.
The Benedictine University Grounds Department staff will remove snow from the residence halls, Founders’ Woods, general, and faculty/staff parking lots according to the priority level below. To facilitate snow removal from parking lots, we ask resident students to relocate their cars to the parking garage if two (2) or more inches of snow is expected. The Chief of University Police will notify all students by email when the University determines that snowfall would require students to relocate their vehicles. Students are expected to anticipate and look for a parking relocation message when snow is in the forecast.
If you observe any sidewalks or areas of unsafe snow conditions during normal business hours, please report them directly to Facility Operations at 630-829-6420 – after hours contact University Police at 630-829-6122. Priorities shift based on activities happening after standard business hours and/or on weekends.
Special attention should be given to walking and driving on campus. Remember that ice and hard-packed snow could be hazardous so safety awareness is important.
These procedures will be followed from November 1 – April 1.
Priority Level 1
Fire Lanes & Access Roads: (Night and weekend priority)
Priority Level 2
HAND ZONE 1
HAND ZONE 2
Priority Level 3