Dear Parents,It's hard to believe we are halfway through the academic semester with spring break right around the corner and our first softball and baseball games scheduled at month’s end. I’ve included information in this e-newsletter you can use to help your student from now through the end of the semester. I’ve also provided a link in the Career Development Center article to a website parents of graduating seniors can visit for information regarding May Commencement preparations.
Included in this issue:
As always, I'm only a phone call or email away. Contact me anytime. I'd love to hear from you.
Parent Liaison, Parent Programs
Your voices have been heard. During the past few years, Student Senate and the Office of Residence Life have heard about Wi-Fi challenges in University residence halls and Founders’ Woods apartments. Student Senate and the Department of Information Technology are proud to announce that Wi-Fi will be installed in all residence halls and apartments beginning in March 2015.
Wi-Fi service will be provided by Comcast, and in addition to wireless Internet service students will also have access to premium television channels such as HBO and Showtime and other features.
A sincere “Thank you” is in order for Chief Information Officer Rodney Fowlkes, the entire IT department, resident assistants and the rest of the Student Senate for all of their hard work and support of this initiative.
We would also like to express our deepest gratitude to President William J. Carroll, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs María de la Camára, and Executive Vice President Charles Gregory, along with all the college deans, faculty and staff who supported this effort.
As for students, please be accommodating to the construction crew during the installation process throughout the next few weeks. The Student Senate and IT department will work together to make this transition as smooth as possible. More information and details will be shared in the near future and plans are underway to hold residence hall meetings on this issue in April.
Student Senate President
Benedictine has rolling admissions and does not have a deadline for accepting new applications for the Fall 2015 Semester. We encourage traditional undergraduate students to apply within their first semester of their senior year of high school. The application review process takes approximately one week. Once your completed application has been received and reviewed, an admission counselor will personally contact you by phone with your admission status. Prospective freshmen should accept the offer of admission and pay the tuition deposit no later than May 1 to secure their spot for the incoming freshman class.
Requirements for freshmen admission include:
If your student does not meet the minimum requirements, they will be encouraged to submit a personal statement.
For students transferring into Benedictine University's traditional undergraduate programs, the
Students who do not meet the above admission requirements are encouraged to contact the Enrollment Center to set up an appointment with one of our counselors to discuss the Admission Committee review process.
Congratulations on your acceptance to Benedictine for the Fall 2015 Semester. Below are steps to ensure that your transition to Benedictine is as seamless as possible:
For additional information, please contact the Office of Enrollment at email@example.com or (630) 829-6300.
Here are some tips to help your student stay on track to good health and success:
4. Utilize your campus resources.
Student Health Services is staffed by two licensed registered nurses from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year. They are available for health/illness evaluations and support. The Counseling Center is also open Monday through Friday. Call (630) 829-6046 to schedule an appointment.
Remember to complete your 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible at fafsa.gov. Early submission of the FAFSA and any verification-related documents can save you time and money.
If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, look for a FAFSA workshop near you on isac.org.
For additional information, visit ben.edu/financialaid or call
The month of March is a busy month for both students and staff. Here’s what’s going on:
For additional information, visit ben.edu/NSAC or call (630) 829-1120.
The Spring 2015 Graduation Fair will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. Graduating seniors will have an opportunity to pick up their cap and gown, have their cap and gown picture taken by a professional photographer, receive information about Career Development Center services, purchase a class ring or diploma frame, and talk to other representatives from the University.
A career fair will also be held from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Local employers will be available to speak with students regarding open positions within their organizations.
For more commencement information, please
For additional career fair information, please contact the Career Development Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (630) 829.6040.