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By now, you may have read a little (or a lot) about us, seen some images of our campus, and also maybe heard from a few current students or alums about their experiences here on our campus.

We’d love to show and tell you more—in fact, we believe the best way to get to know us and our solid opportunities is to visit our departments, classrooms, athletic facilities, library, performing and visual arts venues, food and recreation centers, and beautiful pathways within our park-like, 150-acre campus.

If you haven’t seen our campus, you’re missing out.

Attend a Rockford University Visit Day

RU Visit Days are the perfect way to explore all that Rockford University has to offer. Get familiar with our academic programs and your future faculty. Cruise around campus and see what life as a student will be like. Dig in with Dining Services and get a taste of campus. Plus our admission counselors will be available to help you with your next steps. We can’t wait to meet you!

Save your spot today!

Cheer on the Regents at RU Homecoming!

Let’s Go Regents! Join RU students, alums, faculty, and staff for pre-game festivities and food! At kickoff, we’ll help you find your seat in the stands to cheer on the Rockford Regents! There is no better way to see the RU community in action!

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Quick Facts about RU:

To schedule a campus visit, click here! 


Rockford, Ill.
Downtown Rockford, Ill.

Rockford, Illinois
, is located approximately 90 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and from Chicago, Illinois; 72 miles from Madison, Wisconsin; and 115 miles from Quad Cities, Iowa. 

Our campus is located a half mile east of the intersection of Business Route 20/East State Street and Alpine Road in Rockford.

How to Get to RU From Chicago. Take I-90 west (also called the Jane Addams Tollway) to Business Route 20/State Street Exit. Go right or west on State Street. Cross Perryville Road and Mulford Road. Rockford University is the fourth stoplight past Mulford Road on the right-hand side.

How to get to RU From Wisconsin. Take I-90 east to Business Route 20/State Street. Go right/west on State Street. Cross Perryville Road and Mulford Road. Rockford University is the fourth stoplight past Mulford Road on the right-hand side.

From the South or West. Take I-80 or I-88 to I-39 north. Exit I-39 north on U.S. 20 west to Alpine Road. Go right/north on Alpine Road to State Street and turn right/east. Rockford University is the second stoplight after Alpine Road on the left side.

By air. Rockford is 68 miles from Chicago’s airports. Air service is also available through the Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford.

By bus. Van Galder Bus Co. (Coach USA) operates hourly shuttle buses between Rockford and O’Hare year round. Van Galder also offers service to Madison, Chicago Midway Airport, the Chicago Loop, and Chicago’s Union Station (Amtrak Station).

Office of Admission
Johnson Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: 815-226-4050
Fax: 815-226-2822

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please call to reserve an appointment on Saturdays.

Meet Our Admissions Team!