E.A. Cummings Center


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.

Small Houses

The small houses consist of 6 undergraduate halls, all of which are self-contained halls that are 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, EkvallOlson, McPhail
  • Room Options: Double (limited), Single (limited), Suite (not available in Svenson and Dayton Halls)
  • First-Year Experience & : Dayton Hall
  • 24 Hour Quiet & Substance Free Residence Hall: Svenson Hall

Residence Life Schedule

We invite you to check out our current Residence Life Schedule for the 2018-2019 academic year.  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 2018-2019

Rockford University Residence Life Schedule



Fall 2018

August 5                                RA Staff Move In

August 9                                Football Move In

August 12                              Welcome Week Leader Move In

August 15                              New International Student Arrival

August 16                              Volleyball/Soccer/Cross-Country Move In

August 18                              Residence Halls Open for New Students

August 18 – 21                     Orientation Program

August 19                              Residence Halls Open for Returning Students

August 22                              FIRST DAY OF CLASS

August 24                              President’s Opening Convocation

October 1                              Fall Break Housing Registration Opens:  Forms Available

October 9 – 16                     24 – Hour Quiet Hours for Mid-Term Exams

October 10 – 16                   Mid-Term Exams

October 15                            Fall Break Housing Registration:  Forms due at Noon in Residence Life

October 16                            Residence Halls Close for Fall Break at 8:00 pm (Must be Registered to Stay)

October 17 – 19                   Fall Break

October 21                            Residence Halls Reopen after Fall Break at 8:00 am

November 1                          Thanksgiving Break Housing Registration Opens:  Forms Available

November 16                       Thanksgiving Break Registration:  Forms due at Noon in Residence Life

November 20                       Residence Halls Close for Thanksgiving Break at 8:00 pm (Must be Registered to Stay)

November 21 – 23               Thanksgiving Holiday

November 25                       Residence Halls Reopen after Thanksgiving Break at 8:00 am

November 26                       Winter Break Housing Registration Opens:  Forms Available

December 7                          LAST DAY OF CLASS

December 7                          Winter Break Housing Registration:  Forms due at Noon in Residence Life

December 8 – 15                 24-Hour Quiet Hours Begin for Finals Week@ 12:01 am

December 10 – 15               Final Exams, 24-Hour Quiet Hours in Effect

December 15                        Residence Halls Close for Winter Break at Noon (Must be Registered to Stay)

Dec. 15 – Jan. 20                  Winter Break


Spring 2019

January 2 – 18                      January Interim Term (J-Term)

January 18                            Orientation/Registration for all new students

January 18                            Residence Halls Open for all New Students at 8:00 am

January 20                            Residence Halls Reopen after Winter Break for Returning Residents at 8:00 am

January 21                            MLK Day, No Classes

January 22                            FIRST DAY OF CLASS

January 28                            2019-2020 Resident Assistant Selection Process:  Applications Available

February 8                            2019-2020 Resident Assistant Applications due by Noon at Residence Life

February 11 – 28                 2019-2020 Resident Assistant Hiring Process (Exact Dates TBD)

February 18                          Spring Break Housing Registration Opens:  Forms Available

March 3 – 8                          24 Hour Quiet Hours for Mid-Term Exams

March 4 – 8                          Mid-Term Exams

March 4                                 Spring Break Housing Registration:  Forms due at Noon in Residence Life

March 9                                 Residence Halls Close for Spring Break at 9:00 am (Must be Registered to Stay)

March 11 – 15                      Spring Break

March 17                               Residence Halls Reopen after Spring Break at 8:00 am

May 10                                  LAST DAY OF CLASS

May 13 – 17                          Final Exams, Residents Move Out within 24 Hours of Last Final Exam. 

24 Hour Quiet Hours for Final Exams

May 19                                  Residence Halls Close for Summer

May 19                                  Baccalaureate/Commencement

Department Information

Residence Life
Student Life Suite - Burpee Student Center
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