A full-class freshman picture taken at Freshman Orientation and Retreat. Under the photo, it reads: Discover, Experience, Belong.

Do I have to attend Orientation?

Orientation is required for all incoming Freshman students. Throughout Orientation, you will learn about valuable resources on campus and beyond, interact with a variety of student leaders, and participate in unique social experiences to make lasting connections with your classmates.

Residence Life/Move-In Information

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I have a summer job. When should my last day of work be?

Freshman Orientation runs from Saturday, August 17 through Monday, August 19. Your last day of work should be prior to August 17 or ask for August 17-19 off of work.

What is the cost of attending Freshman Orientation?

There is no cost for students to attend Freshman Orientation. 

I have a dietary restriction. What should I do?

We will be able to accommodate all dietary needs. Please mark this on your Freshman Orientation registration form.

I have an additional question that cannot be found here.

Contact Alex Johnson, Assistant Dean of Student Involvement and Orientation at apjohnson@rockford.edu or 815-394-5035.