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Current Residence Life Newsletter

Home Away from Home

The residence halls provide students with opportunities to live and grow outside of the classroom through interactions with peers.  Living on campus allows individuals to assume responsibility for their own growth, as well as community development through taking responsibility of Rockford University community standards.  Residence Life focuses educational endeavors on the development of the whole student.  Each residence hall floor and building community,  under the guidance of Hall Directors and Resident Assistants, work to provide activities covering holistic student needs in the following categories:

  • Social
  • Environmental
  • Physical
  • Cultural
  • Occupational
  • Emotional
  • Intellectual
  • Financial

This creates a dynamic living space to develop while at Rockford University. Between studying, getting involved in student organizations, participating in community service and volunteering, most Rockford students are active and engaged in their community. Residential living adds to your university experience by providing you with an opportunity to do all of these things while living in an active, vibrant community with your peers.

Mission Statement 

Residence Life at Rockford University is committed to our core values:

  • Promoting a safe environment
  • Creating an Environment conducive for learning to continue outside of the classroom
  • Providing superb customer service
  • Facilitating programs to educate and enhance leadership opportunities
  • Inspiring students to take ownership of their experience
  • Fostering relationships to make the residence halls feel like home
  • Encouraging Interdepartmental Communication and Collaboration

‌Each Rockford University residence hall provides a community learning-living environment that is as unique as the students that live there. The following list includes features common to our residence halls. In addition, you can bring items from home—List of What to Bring

  • Internet access in every room
  • Singles, super singles, doubles, and suites
  • Convenient kitchenettes
  • Lounges
  • Opportunities to make new friends from all around the world



Non-Discrimination Statement

The University adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in institutions of higher education including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Illinois Human Rights Act.  The University will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any resolution process within the University or with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies.

This Statement covers non-discrimination in employment and in access to educational opportunities.  Therefore, any member of the University community, guest or visitor who acts to deny, deprive or limit the educational, employment, residential and/or social access, benefits and/or opportunities of any member of the campus community on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in the protected classes listed above is in violation of University policy on non-discrimination.  When brought to the attention of the University, any such discrimination will be appropriately remedied by the University according to its procedures.

The Title IX Coordinator is available to students and employees as an immediate resource for non-discrimination issues.

Office of Compliance and Title IX
Office:  Student Life Office Suite, 1st floor Burpee Student Center (next to Den)
Phone:  815-394-5298 / E-Mail:



Residence Life

Student Life Suite
Burpee Student Center
1st Floor
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Scott Mitchell, Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life


Mon-Fri – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Graduate Hall Directors
Jeannine Menjivar (Dayton, Svenon, & Ekvall)

Elizabeth Nguyen (McPhail, Caster & Olson)

Domenic Boyce  (Cummings Complex)