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Emergency Information + Preparedness



There are no emergency announcements at this time.

Emergency Preparedness

Benedictine University is dedicated to protecting the well-being of its students, staff and faculty as well as its research and intellectual property, equipment and facilities. The University strives to reduce the impacts of emergencies and increase the effectiveness of the campus community as they respond to and recover from these inevitable occurrences. Doing so will provide continuity of campus operations in furtherance of the University’s mission.

In the event of a campuswide, natural or man-made disaster, The University will provide information to our students, faculty, staff, parents and friends in a number of ways to get the most current and accurate information out quickly.

The University’s Emergency Response and Recovery Team (ERRT) encourages everyone to read the Emergency Response Plans and be familiar with your roles and responsibilities in preparing for an emergency.

Closings and Cancellations Websites

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The BenAlert emergency notification system enables students, faculty and staff to receive alerts and notifications within minutes by phone, text and/or email messages regarding emergency situations affecting Benedictine University. Alerts are short messages about an urgent or immediate situation. Notifications are follow-up messages that may contain more detailed information that are not as time-sensitive.

Learn More About BenAlert
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Tune in to one of the following stations to find out whether classes have been cancelled:

WGN Radio 720KXAM AM 1310
WBBM News radio 105.0 FMKFNN AM 1510
WKKD 95.9 FMABC Channel 15
WJOL AM 1340CBS Channel 5
CBS 2 ChicagoFOX Channel 10
NBC 5 ChicagoNBC Channel 12
ABC 7 ChicagoMesa Channel 11
WGN Channel 9
FOX 32 News

COVID-19 Information

Our COVID-19 response is designed to maximize the safety of our university community.


Spring 2023 Quick Notes:

Masks are no longer required anywhere on campus per University protocol.  Individual faculty may elect to enforce different policy in their classrooms and/or offices.

COVID-19 Information

Preparation starts with you!

Related links:

Our Campus Safety Reporting + Resources page provides additional information on the Clery Act, Campus Security Authority (CSA), Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports, Alcohol and Drug policies and programs, Violence Prevention, Title IX, and sex offender registries.

Campus Safety Reporting + Resources
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