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University Housing & Residence Life
University Housing & Residence Life
As a resident on campus, below you will find information and resources that add comfort and convenience as you navigate living on campus.

Cable TV

Cable television service is provided in all residence hall rooms and apartments. Residents must bring cable-ready televisions. Problems with reception should be reported to Xfinity Customer Support at (844) 790-6935.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center, located in the Krasa Student Center is dedicated to providing confidential services to help guide and support Benedictine students toward their personal, social and academic goals. Individual and group counseling, outreach programming and referrals are offered. Every student who seeks counseling will be treated with dignity and respect. The counseling center staff utilizes a holistic and inclusive approach when assisting students. Additional information and resources can be found at http://www.ben.edu/student-life/counseling-center/index.cfm.

Dining Services – BenUeats

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.

  • Benny’s Dining CenterLocated in the Krasa Student Center 
    Benny's is our state-of-the-art dining hall located in Krasa Student Center. Benny's offers all-you-care-to-eat style dining with menus that change daily and offer a fantastic variety of options. Benny’s serves as the campus’ main dining facility. Open 7 days a week, serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during designated times, while academic classes are in session. Hours are subject to change. For more information on Benny’s visit Dining Services at www.dineoncampus.com/benu
     
  • Coal BenLocated next to Goodwin Hall (Closed Fall 2020) Coal Ben is our campus’ pub-like eatery, connected to a beautiful outdoor patio. On the other side, you have open seating which is perfect for watching the big game or joining one our many special events. Residents can use Meal Plan BBuck$ towards purchases. Open 7 days a week during designated times while academic classes are in session. Hours are subject to change. For menu and semester related information on Coal Ben visit Dining Services at www.dineoncampus.com/benu.
     
  • #Coffee - StarbucksLocated on 2nd floor of Goodwin Hall
    Starbucks located in Goodwin Hall, offers an assorted variety of fresh pastries, bottle beverage, snacks and a variety of grab n’ go entrees. Residents can use Meal Plan BBuck$ towards purchases. Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m while academic classes are in session. Hours are subject to change. For menu and hours of operation information on Starbucks visit Dining Services at www.dineoncampus.com/benu.

Facilities Management

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 as a partner in excellence. The office is open during the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The FM team’s role is to serve for the University by taking care of the physical environment and ensure operations for students, faculty and staff. FM can be contacted at (630) 829-6420 for non-emergencies. University Police should be called for emergencies at (630) 829-6666.

Fitness Center

The Benedictine Fitness Center in the Rice Center is an 11,000-square-foot facility open to faculty, staff and students on the north side of campus. It features a 7,500-square-foot cardio center, which includes elliptical trainers, treadmills, stationary bicycles, a private dance/exercise studio and a 4,200-square-foot strength training mezzanine, which includes both free weights and strength training machines that cater to a variety of users. Fitness Center membership is free for all current students. The Fitness Center is open 7 days per week during designated hours. Hours can be found at http://www.ben.edu/student-life/fitness-center.cfm.

Fitness Center hours will be adjusted due to weather related issues and campus closings. Hours will also be adjusted during holidays and summer/ winter breaks.

Health Services

Student Health Services, located in the Krasa Student Center is nurse-directed under the guidance of a licensed physician. The office is open to all undergraduate registered students during the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday during the academic year. Students do not need to make an appointment and all office visits are confidential. Additional information and details of services provided can be found at http://www.ben.edu/student-life/student-health-services/index.cfm. Additional inquires can be made by calling Health Services at (630) 829-6046.

Housekeeping and Event Services

Housekeeping and Event Services personnel provide custodial services and clean assigned interior spaces except student occupied rooms and apartments. For health reasons and proper care of University property residential spaces must be kept clean and in good condition throughout the year. Students are expected to maintain their space in a safe and sanitary condition. Student occupied spaces that pose a safety or health risk may require Housekeeping Service. This Housekeeping Service will be charged to the student. Additional inquires can be made by calling Facilities Management at (630) 829-6420.

Laundry

CSC Service Works is the university vendor for campus washer and dryer machines. Washers and dryers are available free of charge. Residents of Jaeger and Ondrak halls have the ability to monitor their loads and check status of equipment through the CSCPay Mobile App via a smart phone. Additional Support: Instruction Video, Android Phone App, Apple Phone App. For all questions, please contact CSC’s customer service center at (844) 272-9675. Telephone numbers are also available on machines and in hall laundry rooms.

Mail Room – Office Services

Office Services, located in the Krasa Student Center, Room 123 serves as the University’s campus solutions center for mail/packages (Postal Services Center), print and other office related services. 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.

Mail Room – Sending and Receiving – Jaeger and Ondrak Residence Halls

Prior to move in, all residents must complete the postal mail card to receive mail delivery on campus. All mail, including packages for Jaeger and Ondrak residence halls are received and distributed from the Postal Services Center, located in Krasa Room 121. Residents will be only be notified via email when packages are received and ready for pick up. It is the responsibility of the residents to check periodically for mail. There is no notification for mail.

To avoid delay of mail service, all residence hall residents should have mail and packages addressed as shown below:

Name – Last two digits of Student ID

Benedictine University

5700 College Rd.

Lisle, IL 60532
 

Mail Room – Sending and Receiving – Founders’ Woods Residence Halls (FW)

Prior to move in, all residents must complete the postal mail card to receive mail delivery on campus. The Lisle Post office delivers FW postal mail directly to FW’s mail boxes.

To avoid delay of mail service, FW’s residents should have mail addressed as shown below:

For mail:

Name – Last two digits of Student ID

Apt # (Only the last three digits and letter, i.e. 1104D: use 104D)

5600 College Rd.

Lisle, IL 60532

 

All packages must be delivered to the Postal Services Center in Krasa Room 121. FW’s residents will be notified via email when packages are received and ready for pick up.

To avoid delay of mail service, FW’s residents should have mail addressed as shown below:

For Packages:

Name – Last two digits of Student ID

Benedictine University

5700 College Rd.

Lisle, IL 60532

Parking

Parking permits are required to park on Benedictine University property. Parking permits are required for parking in all lots, except the Krasa Student Center parking lot and parking garage. Vehicle Registration and Parking Permit application can be found at http://www.ben.edu/student-life/police/upload/Parking_Permit_Application.pdf.

Room Repairs (Maintenance Requests) – Non-Emergency

To report non-emergency general maintenance and repair issues, as well as appliance, or furniture issues within campus housing, students should submit an online work orderto Facilities Management. All residential students can use their BenU credentials to access the system.

Safety – University Police

University Police encourages students to take some basic safety precautions to protect yourself, your fellow students, friends and property. Questions about residence hall regulations should be directed to University Housing.

Safety precautions:

  • Lock your door when you are not in your room even if you are only a few doors down.
  • Be suspicious of unknown persons loitering around the residence hall.
  • Never prop or leave exterior doors to residence halls open.
  • Keep a record of all your valuables.
  • Call University Police to answer any questions you may have regarding safety.
  • Do not allow unescorted strangers inside (or to remain inside) the building. Call University Police immediately if subjects are unresponsive to your request for them to leave.

University Police are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week and can be contacted at (630) 829-6122 (non-emergency line) or (630) 829-6666 (emergency line).

Student Activities

The Student Activities and Leadership Development is located in the lower level of the Krasa Student Center. Student Activities helps students reach their full potential by getting involved on campus and pursuing leadership opportunities. We encourage students to get involved in extra-curricular programs, activities or student clubs of interest to them. Doing so helps students grow personally and professionally and builds community. The office is open during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Additional information and student leadership opportunities can be found at http://www.ben.edu/student-life/student-activities/index.cfm.

Wi-Fi/Internet

Xfinity provides Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections in all the residence halls. Prior to move in, all residents will receive an activation email with credentials to connect. Residents can connect their desktop, laptop, phone, gaming system, tablet or other device via an Ethernet cable or University Wi-Fi. Please see the Student Handbook for the statement of Responsible Use of University Technology Resources. 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.