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Ben Beginnings 2020 Schedules

 

Ben Beginnings Events Overview and Details

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Ben Beginnings Events Overview and Details

We are excited about the events and opportunities for our incoming students for the fall semester. Ben Beginnings provides an opportunity for our students to understand what it means to be part of the Benedictine community. Below is key information regarding Ben Beginnings events and details on those events. Those events listed in red are required for new students. All other additional events listed provide students the opportunity to understand and benefit from the interactions for the start of classes on Monday, August 31!

Ben Beginnings on the Fly (Virtual)
Tuesday, August 11 at 4:00 p.m. | Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m. | Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m.

This virtual session will provide a kick off to Ben Beginnings’ programming to assist new students in understanding the purpose of the different events, how to RSVP, and answer any questions as we kick off Ben Beginnings!

Campus Connections (On Campus)
Weekdays, Monday, August 17-Friday, August 28 | 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

This on campus experience (limited to 7 new students per time slot) provides opportunity for new students to visit campus with up to two guests to receive their parking pass and student ID, walk campus to see the commitment that has been made for to our “six-foot campus,” tour the resident hall for room layout, submit your health service paperwork or financial aid paperwork, and even visit the bookstore!

Understanding Your Technology Tools (Virtual)
Tuesday, August 18 at 12:00 p.m. | Tuesday, August 25 at 12:00 p.m. | Thursday, August 27 at 12:00 p.m.

These virtual sessions will allow our students to understand the different technologies that will be used for the upcoming fall semester. New students will be able to hear from our Information Technology staff to understand the tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Desired2Learn that faculty and staff will be using throughout the fall semester. Also, new students will understand how to access their Office 365 Student Email and their MyBenU.

Bridge to Success Program (Virtual)
Wednesday, August 19, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Thursday, August 20, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Take an early advantage of the resources that are offered by our Academic & Career Enrichment Center Staff as key tools and tips will be discussed for a variety of topics that include Time Management, Selecting a Major, and Test Taking Strategies. Students can also hear from our licensed learning specialists in the key content areas of Writing or Math based on your placement for the fall semester. Students that sign up for one of these dates will receive more information about the session offerings available during that time of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up (Virtual)
Monday, August 24-Friday, August 28 | 9:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

This session provides a guide on building healthy relationships among each other, demonstrates how we practice our values by engaging in violence prevention, and calls all of our students to be active bystanders.

BenU Service & Justice: Eagles Engage (Virtual)
Monday, August 24-Friday, August 28 | 10:00 a.m.

This session will start the conversation about race, inequities, and power. It will teach students about methods for starting a conversation about race. Students will be invited to see themselves as vital members of our Benedictine community, how we serve one another, and how we work for justice together.

Academic Preparation and Resources (Virtual)
Monday, August 24 at 1:00 p.m. | Friday, August 28 at 12:00 p.m.

Receive a general overview of the resources available to students to enhance their academic and professional growth through our Academic & Career Enrichment Center and Library. This session will provide an understanding of how to access these resources throughout the fall semester both on campus and virtually.

Stewards of Our Community (Virtual or On Campus Experience)
Monday, August 24 at 11:00 a.m. (On Campus) | Tuesday, August 25 at 3:00 p.m. (On Campus) | Wednesday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. (On Campus) | Thursday, August 27 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. (On Campus/Virtual) | Friday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m. (On Campus/Virtual)

This on campus experience will be limited to meet social distancing requirements (with select dates available for live virtual streaming), and will allow new students to understand the BenU Healthy Hallmarks Pledge “Protect Our Flock”. This session will provide education and key information to prepare students for the start of the fall semester and their in-person classes.

Please note: On-campus sessions are capped at 40 students to allow for adequate social distancing.

New Freshman Student Residential Move In (On Campus Experience)
Thursday, August 27 | Friday, August 28

New Freshman Student Residential Move In will take place by appointments this year to practice safe distancing. A new student move in time will be communicated by University Housing through your housing portal.

University Welcome and Presidential Toast (Virtual)
Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m.

A toast to welcome our new students and their families to the Benedictine community from President Gregory.

Trivia Night presented by the Alumni Board (Virtual)
Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us as an individual or invite your entire family to partake in Trivia Night hosted by our Alumni Board. Test your trivia knowledge against other new students and families with the chance to when Benedictine prizes!

Student Orientation Group Conversation (Virtual)
Thursday, August 27 at 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 28 at 4:00 p.m.

New freshman students will check-in and engage in conversation with our Student Orientation Leaders and their Student Success Coach to discuss past and upcoming events as well as key information for the start of classes on Monday, August 31.

Summer Reading and Virtual Class Simulation (Virtual)
Friday, August 28 at 3:00 p.m.

This session is required of all new freshman students enrolled in WRIT 1101, LCOM 1105 & HNRS 1190 for the fall semester. Students will take part in an exercise on the assigned summer reading book, The Glass Cage. This session will also give a glimpse on understanding the use of Zoom for virtual class offerings.

Transfer Experience Make an Impact at Benedictine (Virtual)
Friday, August 28 at 3:00 p.m.

This virtual session is required of all new transfer students. In this virtual session, transfer students will discuss community building on campus with student leaders, understand how to make a positive impact in the Benedictine community and learn about the resources to help you attain your professional and career goals!

BenFest (Virtual)
Friday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Virtual BenFest provides the opportunity for our new students to participate in virtual activities with our student orientation leaders and have some fun! More details to come!

Residential Student Programming
Saturday, August 29 at 9:00 a.m. | Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 a.m.

A morning of fun events and bonding with your new fellow residents awaits!

Welcome Back Bash (On Campus/Virtual Opportunities pending weather)
Saturday, August 29 at 5:00 p.m.

As we continue to adhere to safe social distancing, this on campus experience allows us to provide an opportunity for our students to engage on campus through fun activities in appropriate settings. More details to come!

Scholar’s Programming (On Campus Experience)
Sunday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m.

New students that have been accepted to the University Scholar’s Program will partake in on campus programming to prepare for the Scholar’s program. Session is led by Dr. Vinkler.

Ben Beginnings Freshman Schedule

PDF copy of Freshman Schedule

Tuesday, August 11
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ben Beginnings on the Fly
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join


Wednesday, August 12
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ben Beginnings on the Fly
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join


Thursday, August 13
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Ben Beginnings on the Fly
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join


Monday, August 17
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.


Tuesday, August 18
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Understanding Your Technology Tools
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join


Wednesday, August 19
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bridge to Success Program
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join


Thursday, August 20
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bridge to Success Program
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join


Friday, August 21
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (outside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.


Monday, August 24
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
BenU Service & Justice: Eagles Engage
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Academic Preparation and Resources
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.


Tuesday, August 25
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (outside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions through the week of August 24.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
BenU Service & Justice: Eagles Engage
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Understanding Your Technology Tools
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28


Wednesday, August 26
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (outside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
BenU Service & Justice: Eagles Engage
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28


Thursday, August 27

New Freshman Student Residential Move-In
Location: Jaeger Hall or Ondrak Hall
Attendee Information: Students have been assigned a designated move in time by University Housing that takes place on Thursday, August 27 or Friday, August 28. Assigned move in times will be populated in a student’s Housing Portal the week of August 10.

Dining Hours (Residential Students)
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Benny’s (Krasa Student Center)
Attendee Information: Available for students with Dining Meal Plans

10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (outside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
BenU Service & Justice: Eagles Engage
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium with Live Virtual Streaming
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Understanding Your Technology Tools
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium with Live Virtual Streaming
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium with Live Virtual Streaming
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Student Orientation Group Conversation: “Real Talk” with your Orientation Leaders – Academics
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new freshman will receive their Zoom link for this event from their Student Success Coach and Student Orientation Leaders.

6:30 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.
University Welcome & Presidential Toast
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students and their families will receive a Zoom Link to join us for our University Welcome & Presidential Toast

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Trivia Night presented by the Alumni Board
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students and their families will receive a Zoom Link to join us and test their trivia knowledge as we celebrate the Class of 2024 with our Alumni Board


Friday, August 28

New Freshman Student Residential Move-In
Location: Jaeger Hall or Ondrak Hall
Attendee Information: Students have been assigned a designated move in time by University Housing that takes place on Thursday, August 27 or Friday, August 28. Assigned move in times will be populated in a student’s Housing Portal the week of August 10.

Dining Hours
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Benny’s (Krasa Student Center)
Attendee Information: Available for students with Dining Meal Plans

10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (outside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
BenU Service & Justice: Eagles Engage
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium with Live Virtual Streaming
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Academic Preparation and Resources
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Summer Reading and Virtual Class
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new freshman will receive their Zoom link for this event based on their course section of WRIT 1101, LCOM 1105 & HNRS 1190.

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Student Orientation Group Conversation: “Real Talk” with your Orientation Leaders – Social Life and Campus Involvement
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new freshman will receive their Zoom link for this event from their Student Success Coach and Student Orientation Leaders.

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Virtual BenFest
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: Additional Details with Activities and Events to be shared the week of August 24


Saturday, August 29

Dining Hours (Residential Students)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Benny’s (Krasa Student Center)
Attendee Information: Available for students with Dining Meal Plans

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Residential Student Programming
Location: Various Locations Across Campus
Attendee Information: Details to be shared as part of New Student Residential Move-In

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Welcome Back Bash
Location: Campus Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Attendee Information: Additional Details with Activities and Events to be shared the week of August 24


Sunday, August 30

Dining Hours (Residential Students)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Benny’s (Krasa Student Center)
Attendee Information: Available for students with Dining Meal Plans

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Residential Student Programming
Location: Various Locations Across Campus
Attendee Information: Details to be shared as part of New Student Residential Move-In

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University Scholar’s Program presented by Dr. Vinkler
Location: On Campus – TBD
Attendee Information: This event is for those students that have been accepted into the University Scholar’s Program. Further detail has been sent to those accepted by Dr. Vinkler.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mass on the Grass
Location: Campus Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Attendee Information: Weather pending, join us for Mass on the Grass, no RSVP needed but space is limited to 50 attendees’, a livestream will be conducted as well.

Ben Beginnings Transfer Schedule

PDF copy of Ben Beginnings Transfer Schedule

Ben Beginnings: Transfer Schedule Schedule

Monday, August 17
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.


Tuesday, August 18
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Understanding Your Technology Tools
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join


Wednesday, August 19
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bridge to Success Program
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join


Thursday, August 20
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bridge to Success Program
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join


Friday, August 21
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (outside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.


Monday, August 24
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
BenU Service & Justice: Eagles Engage
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Academic Preparation and Resources
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

 


Tuesday, August 25
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (outside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions through the week of August 24.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
BenU Service & Justice: Eagles Engage
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Understanding Your Technology Tools
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28


Wednesday, August 26
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (outside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
BenU Service & Justice: Eagles Engage
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28


Thursday, August 27
Dining Hours (Residential Students)
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Benny’s (Krasa Student Center)
Attendee Information: Available for students with Dining Meal Plans

10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (outside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
BenU Service & Justice: Eagles Engage
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium with Live Virtual Streaming
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Understanding Your Technology Tools
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium with Live Virtual Streaming
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium with Live Virtual Streaming
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28

6:30 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.
University Welcome & Presidential Toast
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students and their families will receive a Zoom Link to join us for our University Welcome & Presidential Toast

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Trivia Night presented by the Alumni Board
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students and their families will receive a Zoom Link to join us and test their trivia knowledge as we celebrate the Class of 2024 with our Alumni Board


Friday, August 28
Dining Hours
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Benny’s (Krasa Student Center)
Attendee Information: Available for students with Dining Meal Plans

10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections
Location: Benedictine University Quad (outside of Goodwin Hall)
Event Information: Limit of 7 RSVP’s per timeslot to ensure safe distancing. Upon RSVP submission, students will receive instructions on where to park upon arriving to campus.

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
BenU Service & Justice: Eagles Engage
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stewards of our Community
Location: Goodwin Auditorium with Live Virtual Streaming
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week August 24. There will be virtual offerings on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Academic Preparation and Resources
Location: Virtual
Event Information: Interested new students should RSVP for this event. Upon RSVP submission, student will receive a Zoom Link to join

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
BenU Healthy Relationships: Eagles Step Up
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students are required to RSVP and attend one of these sessions throughout the week of August 24.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Transfer Experience Make an Impact at Benedictine
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new transfer students are required to attend this virtual session. Students will receive their Zoom Link the week of August 24 for this event.

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Virtual BenFest
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: Additional Details with Activities and Events to be shared the week of August 24


Saturday, August 29
New Transfer Student Residential Move-In
Location: Jaeger Hall or Ondrak Hall
Attendee Information: Transfer Students have been assigned a designated move in time by University Housing that takes place on Saturday, August 29 or Sunday, August 30. Students will be able to view their designated move in time through their Housing Portal the week of August 10.

Dining Hours (Residential Students)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Benny’s (Krasa Student Center)
Attendee Information: Available for students with Dining Meal Plans

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Welcome Back Bash
Location: Campus Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Attendee Information: Additional Details with Activities and Events to be shared the week of August 24


Sunday, August 30
New Transfer Student Residential Move-In
Location: Jaeger Hall or Ondrak Hall
Attendee Information: Transfer Students have been assigned a designated move in time by University Housing that takes place on Saturday, August 29 or Sunday, August 30. Students will be able to view their designated move in time through their Housing Portal the week of August 10.

Dining Hours (Residential Students)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Benny’s (Krasa Student Center)
Attendee Information: Available for students with Dining Meal Plans

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Residential Student Programming
Location: Various Locations Across Campus
Attendee Information: Details to be shared as part of New Student Residential Move-In

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mass on the Grass
Location: Campus Quad (Northside of Goodwin Hall)
Attendee Information: Weather pending, join us for Mass on the Grass, no RSVP needed but space is limited to 50 attendees; a livestream will be conducted as well.

Ben Beginnings Parent & Family Schedule and Event Details

PDF copy of Ben Beginnings Parent & Family Schedule and Parent & Family Event Details

Ben Beginnings: Parent & Family Schedule

Wednesday, August 19
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Parent & Family Coffee Talk: How to prepare to move your resident student onto campus?
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: Parents & Families of new residential students will receive a Zoom Link to this virtual event to join us on preparing for the big day of Move-In.


Tuesday, August 25
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
BenU 101: Life as an Eagle Parent
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: Parents & Families of all new students will receive a Zoom Link to this virtual event to join us on understanding “All Things Benedictine” to prepare for the start of classes on Monday, August 31


Thursday, August 27

New Student Residential Move-In
Location: Jaeger Hall or Ondrak Hall
Attendee Information: Students have been assigned a designated move in time by University Housing that takes place on Thursday, August 27 or Friday, August 28. (This information will be populated in a student’s housing portal week of August 10)

6:30 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.
University Welcome & Presidential Toast
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students and their families will receive a Zoom Link to join us for our University Welcome & Presidential Toast

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Trivia Night presented by the Alumni Board
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: All new students and their families will receive a Zoom Link to join us and test their trivia knowledge as we celebrate the Class of 2024 with our Alumni Board


Friday, August 28

New Student Residential Move-In
Location: Jaeger Hall or Ondrak Hall
Attendee Information: Students have been assigned a designated move in time by University Housing that takes place on Thursday, August 27 or Friday, August 28. (This information will be populated in a student’s housing portal week of August 10)

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
BenU 101: Life as an Eagle Parent
Location: Virtual
Attendee Information: Parents & Families of all new students will receive a Zoom Link to this virtual event to join us on understanding “All Things Benedictine” to prepare for the start of classes on Monday, August 31


Ben Beginnings Parent & Family Event Details

Parent & Family Coffee Talk: How to prepare to move your resident student onto campus? (Virtual)
Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m.

This session is geared toward preparing parents and families for BenU University Housing and Residential Life. Review process for moving in and what students should be prepared for on the Big Day of Move-In!

BenU 101: Life as an Eagle Parent (Virtual)
Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. | Friday, August 28 at 12:00 p.m.

These sessions are for all incoming parents and families to learn about the commitment Benedictine has made for a safe and healthy academic year. Also provided will be key information on the instructional methods inside and outside the classroom, as well as social and personal engagement opportunities!

New Student Residential Move In (On Campus Experience)
Thursday, August 27 | Friday, August 28

New Student Residential Move In will take place by appointments this year to practice safe distancing. A new student move in time will be communicated by University Housing through your housing portal.

University Welcome and Presidential Toast (Virtual)
Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m.

A toast to welcome our new students and their families to the Benedictine community from President Gregory.

Trivia Night presented by the Alumni Board (Virtual)
Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us as an individual or invite your entire family to partake in Trivia Night hosted by our Alumni Board. Test your trivia knowledge against other new students and families with the chance to when Benedictine prizes!

Student Affairs

Marco Masini
Dean of Students
(630) 829-6006
mmasini@ben.edu

Krasa Student Center, Room 175
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.