Freshman Orientation & Retreat

Mark your calendars to attend the 2019 Orientation & Freshman Retreat

Orientation and Move-in: August 17, 2019; Rockford University Campus

Freshman Retreat: August 18-20, 2019; Beber Camp in Mukwonago, Wisconsin

Fall Kickoff Celebration: August 24, 2019; Rockford University Commons

The Plunge: August 25, 2019; learn more at Freshman Orientation and Retreat

Freshman Orientation and Retreat is required of all new freshmen students.

Welcome, Regent, to the exciting start of your Regent Experience! In order to give all of our freshmen a shared experience in their first week as Regents, we are starting a new tradition in 2019—Freshman Orientation and Retreat. With Freshman Orientation taking place on-campus Saturday, August 17 and Freshman Retreat taking place at the Beber Camp in Mukwonago, Wisconsin Sunday, August 18 through Tuesday, August 20, we couldn’t be more excited. Freshman Orientation and Retreat is packed with team-building activities, discussions lead by student leaders and faculty, fun surprises, and more! At the end of Orientation and Retreat, freshmen will have made new friends, become invested in their First Year Seminar groups, and begun to build a cohesive class of Regents.

Mark your calendars for Orientation and the Freshman Retreat and register today!

If you have questions regarding  Orientation, please contact Alex Johnson, Director of Student Involvement and Orientation, at or 815.394.5035.

Countdown Until Move-In and Orientation!








Department Information

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
fax: 815-394-3730

Andrea Bent, Assistant Director of the Student Involvement and Orientation 
fax: 815-394-3730