May 2016

Read the latest news from BenU in this issue of A Message Home.

Included in this issue: 

  • Residence hall move-out procedures.
  • Would you like to be an usher at Commencement?
  • 2016-17 academic year dates to remember.

Luba Baranivsky
Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life
Parent Programs
(630) 829-6124

Upcoming Dates and Events
126th Commencement Convocation
Saturday, May 14

Summer School
First Five-Week Session:
June 6 - July 10

Second Five-Week Session:
July 11 - August 14
Residence hall move-out procedures

All students living in residence halls should report to a resident assistant from their building to complete checkout tasks (which may include completing a room condition form and returning room keys) during designated checkout hours which will be posted in the residence halls. Students must complete check-out tasks before 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 13.

There will be an inspection upon checkout to address room, furniture or cleanliness conditions. All belongings should be removed from the room prior to this inspection.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Karl Constant in the Office of Residence Life at (630) 829-6604.

Would you like to be an usher at Commencement?

Greetings all! The year is moving by so quickly and our graduating students are looking on to their futures. Commencement is coming up soon (on Saturday, May 14) and therefore this is the time of year when I invite you to assist us with ushering at the graduation ceremonies. The ceremony for undergraduate students will be held from 9:45 - 11:15 a.m. and the ceremony for graduate students will be held from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex (or the Rice Center in the event of inclement weather). A reception will be held immediately after each ceremony in the Campus Quad. 

Please let me know if you area available to volunteer (children age 12 and older are welcome to volunteer) for one or both ceremonies. If you would like more information, please contact me at (630) 829-6123 or

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Linda Owens
Associate Dean for Student Development

2016-17 academic year dates to remember

Monday, August 29 - First Day of Classes

Thursday, September 1 - Opening Convocation

Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18 - Family Weekend and Cindy Cebrzynski Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, October 15 - Homecoming 



Parent Programs

Luba Baranivsky, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life
Phone: (630) 829-6124

Krasa Center, Room 010D 
5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532