Each year, Student Activities hosts fun-filled, special themed events for our entire campus community in addition to the families of our students and employees.

Family Weekend

Join us for a on September 16-18, 2016 for full weekend of activities fun! It’s sure to be exciting and relaxing for the whole family! Students, show your family your home away from home; and parents, get to know your student’s home away from home.

This year Student Activities has gone all out for your family with a weekend of fun.

Our highlights include:
9/16/16  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM    Pasta & Pics (enjoy a night of painting with your family in the Burpee Student Center’s Den)
9/16/16  9:00 PM – 10:00 PM   Louis Ramey (you will LOL until you ROTFL when Louis Ramey takes the stage imediately following Pasta & Pics)
9/17/16 11:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Tailgating (sign up as a family to compete in various turnaments such as bags, three-legged races, and more)
9/17 /16 8:00 PM – End   Skateland (take the fun on the run as we groove over to Rockford’s Skateland and boogie ’round the rink)

Students please note, if your family is unable to attend, YOU are still encouraged to participate in ALL the great activities!
Check Back here soon for the link to register for all the great events! Registration is required for students and families.




Held during the Fall semester, Homecoming includes a week-long schedule of events focused on homecoming royalty, school spirit, camaraderie, and fun. This year’s theme is Regg-i-nation: The Pride Awakens. Every day and night of the week will showcase a magical and exciting activity to bring energy to campus! Highlights include: Crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen, a Lip Sync contest, residence hall window decorations, slam poet Odd Rodd?, tailgating with games and food, and a Homecoming Dance!

April Weekend

The academic year is almost over, but there’s still time to enjoy some activities during your study breaks. Held each April, this weekend of events is one not to be missed!


Siblings Weekend

Every Spring Semester Student Activities hosts a weekend targeted for students to bring their siblings to campus! Programming for all ages is featured in this weekend of fun. Be on the look out for Spring 2017’s weekend date and theme!


Office of Student Activities
Burpee Student Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
fax: 815-394-3730
Ronnie Robertson, Director of the Student Center and Student Activities