Campus Houses

The Campus Houses are a leadership-based housing option available to both upperclassmen men and women. The Campus Houses are filled through an application and interview process and are filled with students who will use their house to promote: community service, stewardship, social justice, fellowship, hospitality and Benedictine Pride.  During the course of the year, each house will complete a service project in the community and plan activities for other students at Benedictine College.  Campus houses are single sex housing options for both men and women, and can hold three to five occupants.

Resident Director: Erika McDonnell

Erika was born in Loveland, Colorado and grew up in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She graduated from Benedictine College in 2008 with majors in International Studies and Spanish. She has served as a missionary in Thailand and worked in parishes, non-profits and schools since graduating. Erika recently returned to Benedictine College with her family after teaching in China and the UAE for nearly a decade. She and her husband Ryan have three children and are thrilled to be living and serving in such a supportive Catholic community at Benedictine College in Atchison.

House Features

  • Appliances: Each house has a full kitchen, including a stove, oven, and refrigerator.
  • Bathrooms: Each house has at least one full bathroom.
  • Furniture Supplied: The houses are furnished through a combination of what the students bring themselves, as well as furniture provided from the college.  Each house will have a dining room table with chairs, sofa, armchair, coffee table, end table or something comparable. 
    The bedrooms will have the following for each resident: a bed, desk, desk chair, closet and/or dresser.
  • Laundry & Vending: Each house is equipped with a washer and dryer for the exclusive use of the residents of the house.