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

Rockford University: Family Weekend 2017 has gone mobile!

We’re excited to announce we have a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more.

Get our guide here:

Android and iOS users:

  1. Tap the “Download” button to download the free Guidebook app
  2. Open Guidebook and you can find our “Rockford University: Family Weekend 2017” guide

See you there!

— Rockford University: Family Weekend 2017 Team

Join us for a on September 22 & 23, 2017 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.

Students please note, if your family is unable to attend, YOU are still encouraged to participate in ALL the great activities!


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
Alex Johnson, Director of the Student Involvement and Orientation