Benedictine students offered resort-style, (cool) housing options

June 19, 2013

Mesa, Arizona ~ Incoming Benedictine University at Mesa students will reside in style if they choose the school’s new housing option.

A private bathroom, mini refrigerator, full-size bed, flat-screen TV with free cable and wireless Internet are just a few of the standard amenities students will have at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa, located at 200 N. Centennial Way, a few blocks from the Benedictine University at Mesa’s Services Center and academic building, Gillett Hall. Student rooms come with a desk, chair and dresser, and resident students will receive a 20 percent discount at Phoenix Marriott Mesa’s Café Azul restaurant and its coffee bar. There is also a 20 percent discount off of the room service option.

Benedictine students can also purchase a meal plan to receive weekly meal vouchers that can be used at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa’s Café Azul restaurant. Students will have access to coin-operated washers and dryers, 24-hour fitness and business centers, a pool, spa, free parking and receive a discounted family-and-friends rate for visitors. Students must provide some of their own items including bedding and towels. The priority housing registration deadline is August 1.

“This will be a great option for incoming students. They will have the convenience of living right down the street from the University while enjoying all of the amenities the hotel provides,” said Tony Siebers, director of Student Services at Benedictine University at Mesa.

Benedictine University at Mesa classes begin September 3 at Gillett Hall, located at 225 E. Main St. in downtown Mesa. There is still time to apply for fall. To learn more about Benedictine and schedule a tour of the University’s housing option, please contact the Services Center at (602) 888-5500 or mesa@ben.edu.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.

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