Campus Community

Student Activities

Mesa Has It All

BenU at Mesa students enjoy the many amenities available throughout the Mesa area, including downtown shopping and dining, music festivals, dozens of area golf courses and a variety of other nearby outdoor activities including rafting, tubing and hot air ballooning. BenU at Mesa provides great opportunities to create experiences and college memories for a lifetime.

YMCA Recreation

Strength training, Pilates, aerobics, racquetball, basketball and rock wall climbing.  Outdoor track, group fitness classes, free weights, technology center and fitness machines. BenU at Mesa students can do it all within a stone’s throw of the school’s campus in downtown Mesa.  The University has an agreement with the Mesa Family YMCA that allows students, faculty and staff to take advantage of the YMCA’s facilities for its recreation and intramural programs. The University covers the full cost of membership for our students.

The Mesa Family YMCA

207 N. Mesa Drive
Mesa, Ariz. 85201
(480) 969-8166

Open seven days per week, 52 weeks per year
Monday-Friday — 5:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday — 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday — 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Campus Community

Students have a variety of opportunities to get engaged, build campus life and enrich their own campus experience. Students can run for office with the Student Senate, serving as the voice of our student body while participating in leadership development opportunities. As a student senator, they can represent the concerns of students, encourage their spirit and serve to improve the University.

Among the activities sponsored by Student Senate is a bi-monthly community gathering known as Ben Hour. Ben Hour is designed to build a stronger sense of community by bringing together campus organizations, community leaders and BenU at Mesa students for socialization and discussion of the Benedictine Hallmarks.

Students can also participate in one of 13 intercollegiate sports – men’s and women’s volleyball, golf, cross country, soccer and basketball, baseball, softball or beach volleyball. Intramural sports are offered through the Office of Student Life and include team sports such as dodgeball, basketball and soccer, as well as individual competitions such as table tennis and chess.

Finally, a variety of social and academic clubs are organized on campus to provide opportunities to meet like-minded individuals, place what is learned in the classroom into action and serve the community.

Starting a new club is easy. Some of our current clubs* include:

Student Clubs
  • Catholic Student Association
  • Rotaract
  • Otaku
Academic Clubs
  • Nutrition Club
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Communications Club
  • Psychology Club

* Availability is based on student interest

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Upcoming Events

M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa
Mesa Branch Campus
6:00 PM
Event Details

M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa

Date: February 20

Time: 6:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

Location: Online - RSVP for Instructions

Contact: Amy Drew

Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: February 23

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa. 

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

Click here to schedule your visit!

Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition

Date: February 24

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Michael Tole    (480) 878-6708

Event Description:


  • To give young Arizona artists an opportunity to exhibit their artwork to the public.
  • To help make a college education affordable for young Arizona artists.

Why Apply?

  • Exhibit your artwork in a selective professionally juried show.
  • Win a scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.
  • Gain prestige by having you work added to the permanent collection of a major university museum.

Three jurors will select a maximum of 100 works for the Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition at Benedictine University Mesa. From those 100 finalists, jurors will then select the prize winners.


All high school and community college students who currently reside in Arizona.


  • High School -- Fine Art & Graphic Design
  • Community College -- Fine Art & Graphic Design


Each student may submit up to three original works of art in any media. Specify art or design.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Midnight, Feb. 3, 2018
  • Finalists Announced: Feb. 9, 2018
  • Deliver Artwork: Feb. 16-17, 2018
  • Opening Reception: 3-5pm, Feb. 24, 2018
  • Exhibition: Feb. 24 - March 9, 2018
  • Pick-Up Artwork: 8-5pm, March 9-10


Best Fine Art Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

Best Graphic Design Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

2nd Prize, High School: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

2nd Prize, Community College: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes

Date: February 25

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

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