High school, transfer, graduate students invited to learn more about Benedictine in 2011

High school, transfer, graduate students invited to learn more about Benedictine
January 5, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094

Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University has scheduled several events during 2011 for prospective new students.

Students interested in liberal arts are invited to Open House JAN2011 (2)attend a College of Liberal Arts Open House from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, 2011. Students and their parents will hear from Maria de la Camara, Ph.D., dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and meet with representatives from Admissions, Athletics, Financial Aid, Student Life, Student Activities and University Ministry.

"Saturday Preview Days" are scheduled February 5 and 12, and March 5 and 19, 2011. On "Saturday Preview Days," prospective students can tour campus with a current student, meet with an Admissions Counselor, learn about the admissions process, discover Benedictine's outstanding academic programs, and get information about tuition and scholarships.

There are two sessions each day – one at 9:30 a.m. and another at 10:30 a.m. Space is limited. Interested students should contact the Admissions Office at (630) 829-6300 soon to schedule their visit.

A Preferred Visit Day will be held from 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 21.Preferred Visit Day offers high school students the opportunity to meet with the Admissions staff in a small group to discuss Benedictine University's renowned academic programs, admission requirements, application process, available scholarships and financial aid. Campus tours are also available. An RSVP is required by calling (630) 829-6300.

Spring Open House for prospective undergraduate students will be held from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 in the Krasa Student Center. Prospective students can check out Benedictine's academic programs, learn about the admissions process, talk with a financial aid counselor, tour classrooms and residence halls and meet with faculty and athletic coaches.

A Graduate Open House is scheduled from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 in the Krasa Student Center. The event provides students the opportunity to meet with representatives from each of Benedictine's 13 graduate and four doctorate programs and speak with financial aid and admissions counselors.

For more information about these events, contact the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300.  


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.