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Fall Break, Break Stays & Meal Plan Communication


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Dear Residents,

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful semester so far! We are weeks before students begin to head back home to their families and supporters, to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday and plan for the end of fall term. Below you will find our resident closing information packet to assist you with planning your departure from Residence Life as fall occupancy concludes Saturday, December 18 at 12 p.m. This packet includes important closing dates and deadlines, eligibility to remain in housing after the fall term, room vacancy and buyout information, room changes, leaving for break, non-returning student’s check-out procedures, mail, and dining services information. 

University Housing will reopen for spring 2022 at 12:00pm on Sunday, January 16th. Residents who are returning for the spring semester do not need to remove all personal belongings. However, whether you have decided to remain on campus or go home, please take a moment to view our Resident Closing Packet. 

Here are some key important dates and access to forms referenced: 

Thanksgiving Break: 11/24 - 11/282021
Dining Services Closed: 11/24  - 11/28
Cancellation Request Deadline: 121/2021
Meal Plan Change Deadline: 12/1/2021
Checkout Schedules Posted: 12/3/2021
Winter Break: 12/18/2021 - 1/16/2022
Fall Semester Ends: 12/17/2021
University Closed: 12/18/2021 - 1/3/2022
Residents Return for Spring: 1/16/2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: 1/17/2022
Spring Semester Begins: 1/18/2022



Spring Meal Plan Change Requests
Break Stay Request - Thanksgiving and/or Winter Break Periods
Room Change Request – Forms available in the Residence Life Office
Spring Housing Cancellation Request
Resident Closing Packet 

Safety Precautions

  • Keep your door locked at all times.
  • Be suspicious of unknown persons loitering around the residence hall.
  • Never prop or leave exterior doors to residence halls open.
  • Call University Police to answer any questions you may have regarding safety.
  • Abide by the guest and visitation policy during break stay periods.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center Reservations – The Fitness Center will be open from 10am-4pm, Monday through Friday the week of spring break. In order to utilize either area you must sign up in advance through Bookings. Reservation Links to signup are below. Full details of each area and expectations are posted under the Safety and Wellness Resources section here.

Time slots are currently being adjusted for the week of spring break will be made available in the coming days.



Resident Resources

Maintenance Requests - Submit a maintenance, work order request HERE. Facilities Management (FM), located on the first level of the Parking Garage structure and works behind the scenes, 24-hours a day, to serve Benedictine University. The office is open during the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. FM can be contacted at (630) 829-6420 for non-emergencies. If there is an emergency, call 911.

WiFi Support - Wifi Support is available to help 24/7 with any internet problem. Please contact Support at (844) 790-6935 or xfinitycommunities.support@epproach.net for any issue.

Mail Room – Office Services - Located in the Krasa Student Center, Room 123. The office is open during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The mail room can be reached at (630) 829-6426. Additional information on services provided can be found online at http://www.ben.edu/facilities-management-planning/print-mail-center/index.cfm.

University Police Services – University Police are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week and can be contacted at (630) 829-6122. Whether you need an escort to your room or need to report suspicious activity, they want to support our students! If there is an emergency call 9-1-1.