E.A. Cummings Center

RESIDENCE HALLS

Cummings Complex

This three-story complex encompasses four buildings suitable for undergraduate students. The four halls are connected but maintain their individual community environment. In the center of Cummings Complex is an upper and lower lounge that proves to be a great space for people to get together with amenities that include: 2 fireplaces, pool table, a flat screen television, ping pong, shuffle board, and comfortable furniture.  Specific room dimensions can be obtained by clicking on the building names below.

  • Buildings: Emerson, Barnes, Talcott, Lathrop
  • Room Options: Double, Single, Suite (limited), Super Single (very limited)
  • First-Year Focus Floors:  Barnes 3 and Barnes 2

Small Houses

The small houses consist of 6 residence halls, all of which are self-contained and co-ed by floor. The small houses each have a  common area lounge and a kitchenette.  Specific room dimensions can be obtained by clicking on the building names below.

  • Buildings: Dayton, Svenson, Caster,  Olson, Ekvall, McPhail
  • McPhail Hall serves as graduate assistant housing and the campus VISTA.
  • Room Options: Double (limited), Single (limited), Suite (not available in Svenson and Dayton Halls)
  • First-Year Experience & Substance Free: Dayton Hall (Male & Female)
  • First-Year Experience:  Ekvall Hall (Male)
  • 24 Hour Quiet & Substance Free Residence Hall: Svenson Hall

Residence Life Schedule

We invite you to check out our current Residence Life Schedule for Fall 2019.  All dates are subject to change and it is the responsibility of students to be aware of any changes.  Dates for opening and closing of buildings will be posted in advance.  Students who need to stay in housing over breaks are required to register for safety and security.  Failure to register may result in removal from the halls for the remainder of the break.

Please be aware that meal plans are not active during university breaks.  It is the responsibility of the student to plan their own meals during university breaks.  During times when the residence halls are still open, but the university closes, dining service will switch to the 2 meals a day schedule.

Residence Life Schedule Fall Semester 2019

Rockford University Residence Life Schedule

Fall  Semester 2019

Fall 2019 Residence Life Calendar
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION (If Applicable)
Aug. 11
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
RA Staff Move-In
Burpee (Student Life Suite)
Aug. 11
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Regent Experience Guide (REGGIE), SGA, CAB Move-In
Burpee (Student Life Suite)
Aug. 14
9:00 am – 11:00 am
RU Football Team Move-In 
Burpee (Regents Hall)- Start
Aug. 15
9:00 am – 11:00 am
RU Women’s Volleyball Move-In
Burpee (Regents Hall)- Start
   
RU Men’s & Women’s Soccer Move-In
Burpee (Regents Hall)- Start
   
RU Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Move-In
Burpee (Regents Hall)- Start
Aug. 15
 
New International Student Move-In 
(See Office of Global Affairs)
Aug. 17
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Residence Halls Open for New Student Move-In
Burpee (Den)- Start
Aug. 18
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Residence Halls Open for Returning Student Move-In
Burpee (Den)- Start
Aug. 17 – 20
 
New Student Orientation & Freshman Retreat
 
Aug. 21
 
FIRST DAY OF CLASS
 
Aug. 23
 
President’s Opening Convocation
 
Oct. 1
 
Fall Break Housing Registration Opens:  Forms Available
 
Oct. 4 -5
 
HOMECOMING (Game on 10/5)
 
Oct. 9 – 15
 
24 -Hour Quiet Hours for Mid-Terms
 
Oct. 9 – 15
 
Mid-Term Exams
 
Oct. 14
4:00 pm
Fall Break Housing Registration:  Forms Due at Residence Life
 
Oct. 15
8:00 pm
Residence Halls Close for Fall Break
 
Oct. 16 – 18
 
Fall Break
 
Oct. 20
8:00 am  
Residence Halls Re-open from Fall Break
 
Nov. 1
 
Thanksgiving Break Housing Registration Opens:  Forms Available
 
Nov. 22
4:00 pm
Thanksgiving Break Housing Registration:  Forms Due at Residence Life
 
Nov. 26
8:00 pm
Residence Hall Close for Thanksgiving Break
 
Nov. 27 – 29
 
Thanksgiving Break
 
Dec. 1
8:00 am
Residence Halls Re-open from Thanksgiving Break
 
Dec. 2
 
Semester Break Housing Registration Opens:  Forms Available
 
Dec. 7
 
LAST DAY OF CLASS
 
Dec. 6
4:00 pm
Semester Break Housing Registration:  Forms Due
 
Dec. 8 – 14
 
24 -Hour Quiet Hours for Final Exams
 
Dec. 9 – 14
 
Final Exams
 
Dec. 14
10:00 am
Residence Halls Close for Semester Break (Must be registered and approved to stay)
 

Department Information

Residence Life
Student Life Suite – Burpee Student Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4026

Scott Mitchell, Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life
residencelife@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Graduate Hall Directors

Clayton Duffy (Talcott & Lathrop)
815-226-4094

Alexandria Santiago (Emerson & Barnes)
815-226-4047

Damian Helser (Svenson, Dayton & Ekvall)
815-394-5029

Brittany Crosby (McPhail, Caster & Olson)
815-394-5028