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2/15/2021
Due to the forecasted snowfall, Benedictine University’s Lisle campus will cancel all in person classes & activities at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021. All classes being held remotely will continue as planned. Students enrolled for in person classes should consult D2L for course information. All Staff members should depart campus no later than 3:00 p.m.

On Tuesday February 16, 2021 Benedictine University’s Lisle campus will have a delayed opening at 12:00 p.m. All in person classes & activities will resume at that time. All classes being held remotely will continue as planned. Students enrolled for in person classes should consult D2L for course information. University offices will open virtually at their normal business hours with designated offices opening on campus beginning at 12:00 p.m.


2/15/2021
Parking Alert February 15 - February 17

Due to the expected snowfall today, effective today at 3pm, February 15, 2021 through Wednesday 8:00am, February 17, 2021, all ONDRAK, JAEGER AND FOUNDERS’ WOODS resident student vehicles must relocate to the parking garage no later than 3pm. Our main priority will be to clear the main roads of campus. We will also take care to clear main sidewalks throughout campus, focusing especially on the walkways between resident spaces and student-centered spaces (Krasa (Benny’s), Rice Center and the Founders’ Woods walkways).  Throughout the weekend we will work to clear parking lots and the general areas of campus.  Clearing these areas will be dependent on the intensity and duration of the snow fall.

All faculty and staff that have a need to come to campus should park in the parking garage as well.  If you are unable to move your vehicle to the parking garage this evening, please move it as soon as possible so staff can clear the parking lots.  Contact the police department at 630 829-6122 if you have questions or concerns. Drive safely.


2/12/2021
Due to the expected snowfall over the weekend, effective today at 5:00 pm, February 12, 2021 through Sunday 8:00 pm,  February 14, 2021, all ONDRAK, JAEGER AND FOUNDERS’ WOODS resident student vehicles must relocate to the parking garage. Our main priority will be to clear the main roads of campus. We will also take care to clear main sidewalks throughout campus, focusing especially on the walkways between resident spaces and student-centered spaces (Krasa (Benny’s), Rice Center and the Founders’ Woods walkways).  Throughout the weekend we will work to clear parking lots and the general areas of campus.  Clearing these areas will be dependent on the intensity and duration of the snow fall.

All faculty and staff that have a need to come to campus this weekend should park in the parking garage as well.  If you are unable to move your vehicle to the parking garage this evening, please move it as soon as possible so staff can clear the parking lots.  Contact the police department at 630 829-6122 if you have questions or concerns. 


2/4/2021
Due to the forecasted snowfall, Benedictine University’s Lisle campus will cancel all on campus classes & activities at 3:30pm on Thursday, February 4, 2021. All Staff members should depart campus no later than 3:30pm. 

On Friday February 5, 2021 all in person classes will be held remotely. University offices will open virtually at the normal business hours and staff are expected to be working remotely for the entire day. 


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Snow Removal

The Benedictine University Grounds Department staff will remove snow from the residence halls, Founders’ Woods, general, and faculty/staff parking lots according to the priority level below.  To facilitate snow removal from parking lots, we ask resident students to relocate their cars to the parking garage if two (2) or more inches of snow is expected.  The Chief of University Police will notify all students by email when the University determines that snowfall would require students to relocate their vehicles.  Students are expected to anticipate and look for a parking relocation message when snow is in the forecast.

If you observe any sidewalks or areas of unsafe snow conditions during normal business hours, please report them directly to Facility Operations at 630-829-6420 – after hours contact University Police at 630-829-6122.  Priorities shift based on activities happening after standard business hours and/or on weekends.

Special attention should be given to walking and driving on campus.  Remember that ice and hard-packed snow could be hazardous so safety awareness is important.

These procedures will be followed from November 1 – April 1.

Priority Level 1

Fire Lanes & Access Roads: (Night and weekend priority)

  1. Main Entry by Birck Hall (BK)
  2. Ondrak (Lot D)
  3. Back road entrance off Maple Rd.
  4. Inner pedestrian road
  5. Goodwin Hall (Lot C)
  6. Kindlon (Lot E)
  7. Scholl/Lownik (Lots G and H)
  8. Quad Interior Walk
  9. Rice Center/Neuzil (Lot J)
  10. Krasa (Lot A)
  11. Founders’ Woods (Lot B and walkways)

Priority Level 2

WALKWAYS (Entrances):

HAND ZONE 1                                           

  1. Ondrak  (front and back entrances)                                                         
  2. Kindlon (all entrances)
  3. Birck (all entrances)
  4. Goodwin (all entrances)
  5. Jaeger Hall (all sidewalks)                                                            
  6. Neuzil Hall (all sidewalks)                                                            
  7. Rice Center (all sidewalks)                                                           
  8. Scholl (all four entrances)
  9. Lownik (north, south and west entrances)
  10. Sidewalk along Baseball Field (east)
  11. Krasa (all entrances)
  12. Coal Ben (all entrances)
                                               

HAND ZONE 2                                                             

  1. Powerhouse                                                     

Priority Level 3

Sports Complex

  1. Main Concourse and sidewalks
  2. Office Level (mezzanine)
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Tune in to one of the following stations to find out whether classes have been cancelled:

  • WGN Radio 720
  • WBBM Newsradio 105.9 FM
  • WKKD 95.9 FM
  • WJOL AM 1340
  • CBS 2 Chicago
  • NBC 5 Chicago
  • ABC 7 Chicago
  • WGN Channel 9
  • FOX 32 News
  • CLTV News
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