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Expand Your Horizons

Online Student BENefits

As an online student at Benedictine University, you are entitled to the same student BENefits as students attending classes on campus. If you’re not able to stop by campus you can still take advantage of the following BENefits:

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  • Campus News
  • Bookstore
  • Career Services
  • Network with Alumni
  • Student Success Center
  • Smarthinking Tutoring Services

A full list of student BENefits are below.

BenCard

Online students can send an email to publicsafety@ben.edu with your name, address, student ID number and a photo (just a head shot) in the JPEG format. Your card will be mailed to you within three to four days. You can use this to check out items from the campus library if you live nearby.

Fitness Center

Do you live near campus? With your BenCard, you have free access to Benedictine’s state-of-the-art fitness center. Check it out here.

Golf Center

Explore our 1,600-square-foot state-of-the-art golf facility featuring live simulation. Grab a friend and practice your swing. Click here to learn more.

Campus News

The Candor is the award-winning student newspaper and the source of hot topics on campus. Learn about upcoming events and subscribe to an RSS feed to receive the latest updates here.

Athletics

Built on a mission to prepare champions who lead, our athletes are always on top of their game. Follow Benedictine’s athletic teams here.

Bookstore

Show your Benedictine pride! Visit the online bookstore for apparel, school supplies, books and more.

Career Services

Whether you are looking for a new job, preparing for a work promotion, refreshing your resume or want to learn best practices in social media, the Career Services team has what you need. The team offers Skype office hours weekly, free career assessments, resume review, mock interviews and virtual events. Click here to learn more.

Network With Alumni

Connect with fellow alumni through Benedictine’s Alumni Community. Whether you are on campus or online, there is always an opportunity to connect. Visit our Alumni page to learn more.

Guest Speaker Events

Students have the opportunity to attend personal and professional development webinars. Previous speakers have included Colin Powell, President Obama and Jesselyn Radack. Learn more on our Events page.

Student Success Center

Benedictine offers a Student Success Center that provides students with math assistance, writing assistance, time management tips and more. Contact the Student Success Center here.

Smarthinking Tutoring Services

Benedictine partners with Smarthinking, the leader in on-demand student support. Smarthinking tutors are experienced educators whose services include:

  • An online writing center that offers feedback within 24 hours
  • Live drop-in tutoring
  • Scheduled 30-minute tutoring sessions
  • Offline question/answer service with 24-hour turnaround

BenBash

Every year, typically during homecoming week, Benedictine throws a large concert to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year. Previous headliners of BenBash have included the Plain White T’s, Phillip Phillips, Jerrod Niemann and Easton Corbin. Learn more here.