Housing Application Process

Students can access the housing application through the Housing Application Portal by logging in with their student ID number and password.

Returning students and incoming transfer students intending to reside on campus must make a $100 housing security deposit. The housing security deposit for incoming freshman students is covered by their enrollment deposit.

Benedictine University has an on-campus housing requirement for all freshmen students who are under the age of 21 (as of the first day of classes of their entering semester), and lives 40 miles or more from the Lisle, IL Campus. Freshmen are required to live in university housing for a minimum of two consecutive semesters. This policy is based upon the university's belief that campus housing provides educational benefits, community living, as well as the opportunity to build relationships with faculty and staff.

A student may request an exception to Benedictine University's First-Year Residency Requirement based upon one of the following:

· Student is married;

· Student is a veteran (a copy of the DD-214 is required)

· Student is the primary caretaker of dependent children;

· Student is a transfer student with 12 or more earned hours of coursework;

· Student is taking only online coursework;

· Student is taking fewer than seven semester hours of Benedictine University’s academic credit;

· Student is strictly a dual enrollment student;

  • Student is residing with a parent or legal guardian at one's permanent residence located within 40 driving miles of Lisle, IL. A “permanent residence” is defined as a dwelling that has been owned, maintained and inhabited for a minimum of 12 months by the parent or legal guardian. The address must be the same as what is listed on the student admissions application. If the family has changed residences since the admission application, verification of ownership/residency must be provided.

· Student is having unique hardship, including but not limited to students with disabilities that cannot be reasonably accommodated in student housing.


Any request for an exemption must be made in writing to the Residence Life at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll.


Housing Application Portal

  1. Go to the Housing Application Portal.
  2. Log in using your student ID number and password.
    • Example: b255567
  3. Click Application.
  4. Follow the instructions on the application.

Housing application questions may be directed to Jon Miller at (630) 829-6515 or jmiller@ben.edu or Luba Baranivsky at (630) 829-6124 or lbaranivsky@ben.edu. Students may also stop by Room 175 in the Krasa Student Center for more information.

Additional Forms

Residence Life

Krasa Center, Room 115
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.