Do I have to attend Orientation and the Freshman Retreat?

Orientation and the Freshman Retreats required for all incoming students (Freshman.) Throughout Orientation and the Freshman Retreat, 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. 

Students are not allowed to leave the camp facilities and should to be at Orientation and the Retreat the whole time. 

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

You will be required to be at Orientation and the Retreat August 17-20th. Last day of work should account for this.

What is the Cost of Attending Orientation and Freshman Retreat?

There is not cost for students to attend Orientation and the Freshman Retreat! Families and Guests are welcome to attend the Welcome Picnic free of charge! 

What Should I bring for the Retreat?

There will be an extensive packing list emailed out closer to the retreat. Some key items to plan for are:

  • Sheets/Sleeping Bag 
  • Pillow and Blanket 
  • Shower essentials 
    • Shampoo
    • Soap 
    • Toothbrush
    • Towel 
  • Any medication you take 
  • Comfy walking shoes (Close-toed)
  • Clothing that can get dirty 
  • Bathing suit (there are optional water activities) 
Will there be Medical Support?

Yes, there will be a nurse at the camp site and a counselor. 

I have a Dietary Restriction What Should I do?

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

What is the Camp Like?

We will be staying at the Beber Camp in Mukwonago Wisconsin. While Rockford University has no religious affiliation the camp we have chosen is of the Jewish Faith. With Camp Beber being Jewish all meals in the dining facility will be kosher. 

Housing is sectioned off by gender. The bunk houses have shower and bathroom stalls.

For more information on Camp Beber please visit: https://www.bebercamp.com/

How will I get to the Camp?

All transportation is covered by Rockford University. We will take buses departing at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019.

How will I get to the Camp?

All transportation is covered by Rockford University. We will take buses departing at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019.

I have a question that I cannot find the answer to?

Feel free to contact Alex Johnson, Director of Student Involvement and Orientation at apjohnson@rockford.edu or 815-394-5035.