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Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
A successful journey on campus begins with friendships and great food. Gather with your roommates, classmates, and friends over a meal at Benny's, Coal Ben or over refreshments and light snacks at Starbucks along the way. There are several meal plans to choose from, all are designed to meet the needs of our campus community.
BenUeats campus eateries include Bennys, Coal Ben, #Coffee and Concessions at Sports Complex (coming soon) are brought to you by Benedictine staff and Chartwells Higher Education through partnership. For more info regarding meals, hours and menu’s offered, visit the Dining Services website at www.dineoncampus.com/benu.
All residents are required to carry a meal plan each semester. All residents of University Housing must choose one of the meal plan options available during the term of their housing agreement. Should a meal plan not be chosen, the default meal plan will be applied. The default meal plan for Jaeger/Ondrak residents is the Gold Plan. The default meal plan for Founders' residents is the Ernie's Grocery Plus Plan. Meal plan descriptions and prices may be found on the Dining Services and Business Office. The default (standard) Jaeger/Ondrak hall meal plan is the Gold Plan. Each plan includes a combination of a block of meals and BBuck$ (dining dollars) that can be used at all on-campus eateries. BBuck$ are discretionary dollars that lets your BenCard work like a debit card that can be used to purchase coffee, beverages, snacks, additional meals, or groceries. Students can always add more BBuck$ online at dining.ben.edu or by visiting Benny’s located in the Krasa Student Center.