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Welcome to the BenU Family!

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Your student will have many experiences while at BenU, and they will be surrounded by caring faculty and staff who are focused on student learning and interested in student success. We know that much development and growing happens during the college years, and we hope the information on this page will help you find answers to questions you might have.

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As a parent or family member, Benedictine University considers you to be a valued partner with us in your student’s success!

College years are filled with learning and growth, and we hope that the information on this page will help you find answers to any questions you might have. During times of challenge, disappointment, or uncertainty, we want to help students (and their parents/families) maintain their equilibrium, build up their resilience to change and challenges in their lives, and to move forward in a positive and productive manner.

Our campus is blessed with a myriad of resources, and along with parents/families we hope to promote these resources to students so they can become their own best advocate both while in college and in their lives after graduation.


Degree Completion and Transfer

It’s never too early to plan for commencement!

If your student is planning on graduating at the end of the year, there are things that need to be done NOW to ensure they are ready to receive that diploma!

Use the links below to make sure you’re in the know and talk with your student to remind them to keep track of deadlines!

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Get Involved

Support the Office of Career & Personal Development

Volunteer at a Career Fair

Post job vacancies and internships on our job search board, Career Connect.

Volunteer as an “information resource” for students seeking information about various careers

Positively impact Benedictine University Athletics by becoming a member of the Eagle Club.

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Student Health Services

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. – 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday during the academic year. Students do not need to make an appointment and all office visits are confidential

The Counseling Center

is dedicated to offering a student-centered approach while supporting each student in their pursuit of personal, social and academic goals and in keeping with the Benedictine University Mission. We promote a student’s growth and development in a safe and confidential environment and by encouraging self-reflection and are open Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the academic year.

Benedictine University Campus Safety Officers

come from both municipal and college/university police agencies and are accustomed to the daily trials and tribulations of students at Benedictine. Our officers are here to serve and protect students and other members of the Benedictine University community. We are also here to help in times of distress. Whether your student has locked their keys in their car, needs a late-night campus escort or just needs to talk to someone, we want to make experiences at Benedictine safe and positive. Non-Emergency calls may be placed to: 630-829-6122

Frequently Asked Questions

Many students work on campus at one time or another. The Department of Human Resources manages student employment. There is no guarantee of employment. To work on campus, students are required to complete a Federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9) Form. This is a federal requirement for all employees. No one is allowed to work without a valid I-9 form on file. Family members can help to ensure that their students can pursue campus employment in a timely fashion by reminding them to bring with them to campus the necessary documentation to establish identity and employment authorization. Additional information about student employment can be found here.

If your student is experiencing a crisis or other challenging situation, encourage them to contact Marco Masini, Dean of Students [email protected]. The Dean of Students can help students address issues in and out of the classroom and can connect students to our campus resources.

Call 911 for police, fire, or medical assistance in situations of impending danger or a life-threatening emergency.

Encourage your student to take advantage of the programming available at the Academic Support Center. ASC is here to support your student on their academic journey. They enhance student learning by offering free tutoring, skills for academic success, and writing assistance. ASC also provides accommodations for eligible students. Our goal is to help students grow and succeed at BenU and beyond.

All residential students will pick up packages at the Postal Services Center in Krasa 121. The Postal Services Center will send out email notifications to students as packages arrive to pick them up at the Postal Services Center. On-Campus Student Mailing Address Information

According to the US Department of Education, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children’s education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student. The FERPA statute is found at 20 U.S.C. § 1232g and the FERPA regulations are found at 34 CFR Part 99. According to FERPA, parents no longer have access to their student’s educational records,

including their grades, regardless of whether they are paying for their student’s education. We encourage parents and students to create open lines of communication so that parents can get information such as grades from their students’ best sources.

Please consider taking the time to discuss this with your student. A FERPA form can be completed at any time and can be found here.



We are excited to announce the release of the new Benedictine University Campus Online Storefront, easily located at store.ben.edu.

Students, Alumni, Parents, Faculty, Staff, and Friends can create a Fan Member Account to earn reward points towards cash value, which is redeemable for future online purchases. Reward points are an added feature to your shopping experience and just one more way BBranded thanks you for being a loyal Benedictine University fan!

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