IMAGES: A Move-In Week Like No Other

The first week of School at Benedictine College is just ending. And what a week it was. A move-in day with masks, Mass in the gym, an outdoor Beanie Banquet and Opening Rosary in the Quad instead of the grotto. Here are some pictures of the week.

As always, an enthusiastic student move-in crew was ready to help.

President Stephen Minnis and Father Ryan Richardson greeted guests driving on campus.

A California family peaks out of the new home of their new Raven.

Benedictine Chaplain Father Simon Baker celebrated the Move-In Day Mass with his expanded team this year: Father Steve Mills and Father Ryan Richardson.

Water games went on as always before school started … this time with masks.

Students got their beanies and cawed for the first time at the outdoor Beanie Banquet …

Students joined President Minnis as he opened the school year on day one with a 7:30 a.m. Rosary …

… then elbow-bumped students instead of shaking hands as they came up the Raven Walk for the first day of class.

A senior sister and freshman brother promise they are smiling beneath their masks …

Benedictine College

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is honored to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. Benedictine College is dedicated to transforming culture in America through its mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.