Raven Day Campus Visits

Answer your questions while getting to know us, our campus and our students, all in one day! Join other prospective students in this group visit event on select Mondays and Fridays of the academic year! Beginning at 8:15 a.m. and concluding at 2:30 p.m., Raven Days provide an informative visit to our college community where you can take a walking tour of campus, learn about academic and student life, connect with your admission counselor, eat in the Dining Hall, and attend an interest session or two. You are welcome to attend Mass with our current students, too.

COVID-19 Notice:

Raven Day visits to Benedictine College will begin in September. We will manage all visits in a manner consistent with regulations from the state of Kansas and Atchison County, and we are requiring all guests to abide by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Travel Guidelines. Further, we ask visiting families to wear a protective mask while on campus (disposable masks will be available at check-in) and to practice social distancing.

If you can't make it to campus, we've taken Benedictine College Admission online with Virtual Benedictine! Get to know us and get your questions answered with virtual tours, online meetings with counselors, an interactive map, 360° panoramas and more.

We also strongly encourage you to schedule a phone or skype meeting with one of our admission counselors—all of whom are recent graduates of Benedictine College and hold a wealth of information. These 30-minute conversations can cover your specific questions, including the scholarship process, topics related to your academic interests, and residence life.

For more details, please call: 913-360-7476

Upcoming Raven Days:

  • Monday, September 7
  • Friday, September 25
  • Monday, October 12
  • Friday, October 16
  • Friday, November 20
  • Friday December 4

Check out helpful information for Raven Days.


Note that overnight stays are not available on September 7, September 25 or October 16.

  • 8:15 a.m.

    Check-in takes place in the lower level of the Ferrell Academic Center.

  • 8:45 a.m.

    Welcome Remarks from Peter A. Helgesen, Dean of Enrollment Management and Stephen D. Minnis, President

  • 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

    Small Group Walking Tour of Campus with Benedictine Students

  • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

    Academic Overview by Dr. Matthew Ramsey. Dr. Ramsey will introduce you to the academic experience and liberal arts curriculum available to you at Benedictine.

  • 11:10 - 11:50 a.m.

    Families may meet with Admission Counselors to understand the application, scholarship and financial aid processes. You will be joined by Benedictine students so they can address questions you may have about a student’s experience.


    Attend a session introducing you to the Honors Program, the Gregorian Fellows Leadership Program and the STEM Fellows Program. Dr. Andrew Salzman, Associate Professor of Theology and Co-Director of Honors, Dr. Joseph Wurtz, Dean of Students and Executive Director of Gregorian Fellows and Dr. Terry Malloy, Biology Chair and Director of STEM Fellows, will introduce you to these unique enrichment programs.

  • 12:00 - 12:35 p.m.

    Attend a student Mass in St. Benedict’s Abbey Church


    View Residence Halls. Women will tour Memorial Hall and St. Scholastica Hall and men will tour Turner Hall and Newman Hall.

  • 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

    Enjoy a complimentary lunch in the Dining Hall with our students.

  • 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

    Attend the Life at Benedictine College Forum where you will learn about residence life programs, student activities, career services, study abroad opportunities, and more.

  • 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

    Nursing Overview with Dr. Lynne Connelly in Mother Teresa Center for Nursing and Health Education


    Biology overview with Dr. Terry Malloy in Westerman Hall


    Engineering Overview with Dr. Darrin Muggli. Dr. Muggli will introduce you to the engineering curriculum and facilities.


    Attend a session introducing you to the Constitutional Fellows Program. Mr. Arman Partamian, Director of Center for Constitutional Liberty, will introduce you to this unique enrichment program.


    Home Schooling families are invited to meet with Megan Fassero, Home School Outreach Coordinator, to learn about why Benedictine is uniquely positioned to help home school graduates.


    If you have not done so already, this is a convenient time to meet with your admission counselor or view the residence halls.

  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    Join us in the Monte Cassino Inn located in the Haverty Center for refreshments to close out your day with students, faculty and staff.

  • 4:00 p.m.

    For those staying overnight you will meet your overnight host in the Office of Admission located in St. Benedict Hall

Individual appointments with professors are unavailable on Raven Days. Even more reason to schedule a Personal Campus Visit for one-on-one time with faculty.

Add an Overnight Stay

Seniors and transfers may spend one night in a residence hall with a student host on select Raven Days. Overnights may be requested for Raven Days held on October 4, November 22, December 6, February 17, March 2, and April 24.

Reservations for on-campus overnights must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please note that Benedictine College observes various times during the year, including holiday breaks, special events, and finals, when overnight visits are not permitted.

Transportation to Campus

If you are traveling alone, we will provide transportation to and from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and the Amtrak Stations of Topeka, KS (TOP) and Kansas City, MO (KCY). Pick-up and drop-off times are available only for flights/trains leaving or arriving between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. It is critical that you contact the Office of Admission before scheduling your trip.

Directions & Parking

We will send a confirmation email with more information approximately 6 days prior to your visit. As a guest of the Office of Admission, you are welcome to park in any available parking spaces on campus. View the Campus Map