Visit Benedictine College

A day visit to our campus in Atchison, Kansas, is a fantastic chance to get to know Benedictine College. Campus visits are one of the top ways to find out if a college is right for you.

A few things you can expect from a campus visit:

Tours of our beautiful campus, including classrooms and residence halls (try our virtual tour for an overview!)

Lunch with current students in the Dining Hall (a great way to experience day-to-day campus life)

Focused sessions on college-search topics like financial aid, programs of distinction, study abroad and more!

Students walking on campus

Raven Days

Next Visit:
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A student poses for a photo near the Benedictine College entrance sign

Personal Campus Visit

A aerial photo of campus

Virtual Campus Tours

See Highlights Online!

Campus Visit Options

Benedictine College offers a wide range of visit options annually. Most of our major college visit events take place during the school year, allowing visitors to jump into the flow of campus life, but a personalized individual visit is available year-round. Find the best visit option for your needs!

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Education Visit Day

Upcoming Dates Coming Soon!

Education Visit Day is built specifically for those interested in a major in Education, but if you have a friend interested in another field, they are welcome to come!

Marching Band in red quarter-zips

Band Day

October 19, 2024

Band Day provides prospective students with a "Day in the Life of a Raven Regiment Marching Band Member” experience!

Students walking on campus

Raven Days

Multiple Dates from September to April

Join other prospective students in this group visit event on select Mondays and Fridays of the academic year.

A student in class

Personal Campus Visit

Year-Round Dates Available

A more personalized experience, these visits can be scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Graduates in cap and gown posing for a photo

Presidential Scholars Weekend

In January and February 2025. Specific dates TBD

Benedictine College awards 15 major scholarships to outstanding young men and women who are selected from this weekend competition.

Students posing for a photo on campus

Admitted Student Experience

March 22 and April 5, 2024

This experience is for students (and families) who haven’t yet visited campus or simply need another look before making that final college decision.

A student poses for a photo on campus

SOAR Weekend

May 31-June 1 and June 7-8 (Alumni Weekend), 2024

SOAR (Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration) is an orientation event designed to help incoming students become more familiar with campus, meet future classmates, and prepare for the transition to college.

Students hanging out on campus

Homeschool Visit Day

April 15, 2024

This group visit is designed to give homeschooling students and families a close-up look at our community of faith and scholarship.

A student reading on campus

Chesterton Academy Visit Day

Upcoming Dates Coming Soon!

Just for Chesterton Academy students, this visit day offers the essentials of a college tour plus highlights of our Great Books, Liberal Arts pillar, and thriving faith life.

The Dining Hall with Elizabeth Hall in the background

Virtual Campus Tours

While nothing compares to an in-person campus visit on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, our virtual tours are a quick way to see the highlights of life at Benedictine College!

Transportation to Campus

For students traveling by air: Benedictine College offers a $150 flight reimbursement for a student’s first visit to campus. Fly out to visit our campus, and we will cover your flight up to $150. Complete the Airfare Reimbursement Form after your visit day and upload your airfare receipt to request your reimbursement.

The $150 flight reimbursement is only available for airfare and is not offered for gas, lodging, food, or other miscellaneous expenses incurred while traveling to campus. Airline tickets secured through points or other airline incentive programs are not eligible for reimbursement.

For students traveling alone (seniors and transfer students only): Benedictine College coordinates transportation for students travelling without a parent or guardian using 5 Guys Transportation. Please provide us with your detailed flight information in advance so that we can coordinate with 5 Guys Transportation.

We strongly encourage flight arrival and departure times that fall between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. as arrival and departure times outside of these times create challenges for arranging transportation and overnight accommodations. If you are considering a flight outside of these times, please contact Traci Crowell, Campus Visit Coordinator, to confirm that ground transportation and overnight accommodations may be arranged.

For students traveling with a parent or guardian: Prospective students traveling with a parent or guardian are asked to secure their own transportation.

Arrival & Parking

Registered guests will receive a confirmation email with more information approximately 6 days prior to your visit.

Benedictine College is located at 1020 N. 2nd Street, Atchison, Kansas 66002. A brick sign with the name Benedictine College marks the entrance to the campus off 2nd Street.

Be aware that a section of Hwy 45 near Weston, Mo. will be closed beginning January 11, 2024. This cuts off an important access route to Benedictine College for those coming from Kansas City and other areas to the south along Interstate 29. Prior to your visit, review your route to campus through GPS and modify your travel time accordingly.  For those who are impacted, we anticipate the closure will add 20 minutes or more of travel time.  We strongly encourage you to have a GPS in your vehicle in the event you are rerouted while you are traveling.

The college is constructing a state-of-the-art library, limiting parking along the main drive through campus. Visitor parking is available in two locations:

1. Haverty Center Parking Lot

To access the Haverty Center lot: from 2nd Street, enter the main campus entrance and watch for signs to guide you to the small lot adjacent to the Haverty Center off the main campus drive.

2. Murphy Recreation Center Parking Lot

To access the Murphy Recreation Center lot: from 2nd Street, turn east onto Mound Street and follow the road to the top of the hill.

Please feel free to park in any available space.  A parking pass is not required for your visit.

Overnight Accommodations

View local lodging and accommodation options.

For certain visit days, seniors and transfer students may request to stay overnight on campus for one night with an Admission Office student host. Every effort will be made to accommodate overnight requests. We will notify you at check-in about the status of your overnight host accommodations, along with name and contact information of your overnight host. We ask that visiting students bring a blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and any personal toiletry items.


All meals for guests of the Office of Admission are complimentary during campus visits. Please note any dietary restrictions on your registration form. Our dining services are prepared to accommodate all dietary needs.

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