Photo of student at Orientation in 2019

Freshman Orientation 2023

Mark your calendars to attend the 2023 Freshman Orientation 

  • Freshman Move-in & Orientation: Saturday, August 19, 2023 – Tuesday, August 22, 2023; Rockford University Campus

Important Announcement

Hello Regents! 

Orientation is just around the corner and I have some important news to share. Due to some very complex logistical challenges that we just could not find a way through….we are canceling the Retreat at Camp Edwards component of Freshmen Orientation.  The things that we were going to do at Camp Edwards, we will now be doing on campus. 

What does this mean? Orientation will now be on campus only and still is required of all new students. Orientation will run from Saturday, August 19th – Monday, August 21st. Residential students will still move in on the morning of August 19th. Commuter students will commute to Rockford University each day and return to their homes each night. Attached to this email you will find an updated schedule of the event.

If you have registered for Orientation thank you so much, you do not need to do anything new. If you have not registered please do so at this link: 

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. or 815-394-5035


Thanks for your understanding,

Alex Johnson


Countdown Until Move-In and Orientation!








Office of Student Involvement and Orientation

Burpee Student Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Alex Johnson, Director of the Student Involvement and Orientation & Esports Coordinator
fax: 815-394-3730

Linzy Keller, Assistant Director of the Student Involvement and Orientation 
fax: 815-394-3730