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Welcome to the Benedictine University Family!

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

Your student will have many experiences while at BenU, and they will be surrounded by faculty, staff, and administrators who want the same things for your student as you do. We know that much learning 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.

As your student progresses through their college years, there will inevitably be ups and downs normal to a student’s growth and development into adulthood. 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.

Upcoming Dates and Events


We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Eagle parents and family members! ! We are glad you are here and look forward to seeing your student on campus in the fall. In the meantime, here is a link to important information regarding your student’s next steps:



Important Information

Student Health Information

If your student is sick, they must remain home and complete this form from our Student Health Office: In addition to completing the form, it is always a good idea for students to communicate their absences to their professors. Also, students can make an appointment with a nurse by calling the Student Health Office at 630-829-6046.

As we continue to learn and adapt during the pandemic, we remain committed to providing a safe learning environment. Please refer to for updates on our COVID-19 protocols.


Parent & Family Engagement

Kimberley Viehmann
Parent, Family & Community Engagement Liaison