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Student Resources

College student success requires knowledge on available resources, both on-campus and in the larger community.   The following lists provide information and links to Rockford University and Winnebago County resources that may assist students.    

Rockford University Resources


Academic Calendar:
The academic year calendar can provide assistance in understanding the beginning and ending dates of each academic semester.

Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement:
The Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement provides information for students that may be experiencing food insecurity.

Lang Wellness Center:
Lang Wellness Center creates a safe and supportive environment to meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the Rockford University community.  This office can also provide assistance with referrals to community resources.

Residence Life:
Residence Life provides housing in living-learning communities for outside the classroom education.  The HOUSE Liaison is located here to provide assistance and referrals for students experiencing homelessness.

Student Administrative Services:
Student Administrative Services (SAS) is Rockford University’s one-stop shop for assistance with financial aid, registration, student accounts and student employment questions and concerns.

Student Life:
The Office of Student Life is located on first floor of Burpee Student Center and serves as a resource referral for a variety of student needs.

Community Resources


The city of Rockford and Winnebago County have a variety of resources available to provide assistance for those experiencing homelessness.  The Winnebago County Resource List  has information on the following resources.

  • Emergency Numbers
  • Income Assistance
  • Rent & Utilities Assistance
  • Food Pantries
  • Clothing
  • Emergency Housing/Homeless Services
  • Transitional Housing
  • Subsidized Housing
  • Employment & Education
  • Mental Health
  • Medical
  • Substance Abuse
  • Senior Services
  • Disability Services
  • Pregnancy Resources
  • Subsidized Child Care
  • Legal Assistance
  • Veteran Services
  • Latino/Latina Services