Fall Break: Campus Offices Closed Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

In observance of Rockford University fall break, campus offices will be closed on Friday, October 19, 2018.

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Student Activities

Welcome Week Registration

07/02/2018 1:20 pm

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

10/23/2017 4:48 pm

CAB Co-Leaders
  • Josh Baez, Senior 
  • Vivian Knapp, Sophomore 
Attend a Meeting

Every Thursday 12 p.m. in the Grace Roper Lounge

Upcoming Events!

Student Government Association: President

Tracy (Hanqing) Wang


Student Government Association: Treasurer

Randi Tucker


Student Government Association: Secretary

Haley Intravaia


Student Government Association: Senior Class Senator

Jhasmyn O’Connor


Student Government Association: Junior Class Senator

Finnley Stephen 


Student Government Association: Sophomore Class Senator

Tanner Elliott


Student Government Association: First Year Class Senator

Seth Hauser


Student Government Association: Commuter Senator

Tracy Thompson


Clubs and Orgs

10/23/2017 3:51 pm

Starting a Club

Student Club Event Registration Form

  • :
  • Please provide their name:

Student Activities Dashboard

09/12/2017 2:35 pm

Student Discount Program

11/21/2016 1:49 pm


Looking to save a little cash? New to the area and looking for an affordable way to explore the community? There are many great businesses in the Rockford area that offer discounts to Rockford University students and employees.

To redeem these discounts, simply present your Rockford University ID when you visit one of the following businesses. Check out this list of businesses and start saving!

Businesses – looking to participate in our program? Please contact Student Activities at 815-394-5035 for more information on adding your business to our Student Discount Program.


2nd Cousins Bar & Grill  
6246 E Riverside Blvd., Rockford
15% off, 5 or more = free appetizer or additional % off

Dandy Donuts
6551 E Riverside Blvd., Rockford
10% off with student ID and 15% off during finals!

Hachi Hachi Japanese Express
6516 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park
(815) 636-9888
10% off with student ID

Halo Cupcake
7969 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park
(815) 282-1225
15% off with student ID
Murphy’s Pub & Grill 
510 S Perryville Rd., Rockford
(815) 986-0950
15% off, 5 or more = free app or additional % off

Red Mango
6876 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford
(815) 282-1020
15% off at this location

Sam’s Restaurant
6075 E Riverside Blvd., Rockford
(815) 877-2127
10% off Sunday – Thursday Dine in or Carry-out.
Not valid with other promotions and only valid for the person with the ID

The Spot Café 
220 S. Madison St., Rockford
(815) 978-5989
Free bag of chips with the purchase of a sandwich

Sugar Jones Cupcakes
1710 Rural St., Rockford
(815) 708-0801
10% off with student ID

Vintage 501 
501 E. State St., Rockford
10% off all food

Wired Café   
414 E. State St., Rockford
(815) 316-2524


Health and Fitness Centers

Maximum Performance  
104 S. Madison St., Rockford
(815) 310-0810
Free sessions on Tues/Thurs. 4:30-5:30;
Must register through Student Activities office on campus


Salon and Beauty

Bliss Beauty Lounge 
120 N Madison St., Rockford
(815) 713-2495

Divine Creations  
4312 E State St., Rockford
(815) 394-3324
20% off any service, discount packages

Fringe Salon
2434 Charles St., Rockford
(815) 397-4707
$5 off a cut or $10 off color service. Owners Excluded. Must have school ID or discount will not apply

Fuzion Salon  
5643 East State St. #3, Rockford
(815) 484-9624

WM Day Spa  
6555 Lexus Dr., Rockford
(815) 398-4000


Radisson Hotel and Conference

200 S Bell School Rd, Rockford
(815) 226-2100


Holiday Inn Express

Department Information

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 

Family Weekend

10/31/2016 10:15 am

Family Weekend


Join us on September 15th, 2018 for full schedule of exciting activities for the whole family! Visiting for the whole weekend or just on Saturday? Either plan is great! We wanted to ensure that families had the flexibility to explore the greater Rockford community on Friday and Sunday, but we have an entire day of  fun, free events planned for Saturday. 

We can’t wait to see you at our events for Family Weekend!


Family Weekend ScheduleSaturday, September 15th, 2018

  • Tailgate and Inflatables (10:00-1:00 pm, Parking Lot A): It’s tailgate season, and we couldn’t be more excited for an afternoon of Regent spirit! We will provide free, freshly grilled food, drinks, inflatables, music, and an atmosphere you’ll want to be a part of. After the tailgate is over, the football game versus Kalamazoo begins at 1:00 pm. 
  • Dinner and a Show (6:00-8:00 pm, Regents Hall): Join us for an Italian style dinner with the added entertainment of the Midwest Dueling Pianos!
  • Outdoor Movie (8:30 pm, Commons): It doesn’t get much better than an outdoor movie under the stars! Bring your blankets and chairs and come out to the Commons at 8:30 pm to watch a heartwarming and comedic family classic: Incredibles 2! The rain location will the Severson Auditorium in Scarborough Hall.

NOTE FOR STUDENTS: If your family is unable to attend Family Weekend, don’t worry! All Family Weekend activities are free and open to all students regardless of family attendance.

Have a question about Family Weekend 2018? Reach out to Alex Johnson, the Director of Student Involvement and Orientation, via email at APJohnson@rockford.edu.


Department Information

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 

Clubs and Organizations

10/31/2016 10:08 am

April Weekend


Activities, Clubs, and Leadership

Through Student Activities, students can meet new people on campus, test and further develop their leadership skills, and have fun. These opportunities offer a plethora of experiences for all students. In fact, our campus community is large enough to provide a diverse list of activities and clubs, but it’s also small enough for students to get involved in as many organizations as they’d like. And if they don’t see a club or organization they desire, they can start one!

  •  Campus Activities Board (CAB). CAB is a student-run organization that aims to promote and provide entertainment that will create long-lasting memories.  CABBIES (members of CAB) are often the most energized and enthusiastic students on campus! You will know an event is coming when you see crazy colored shirts all over campus. Past events include: Operation Glow Dance Party, Casino Night, Annual Costume Badminton tournament, Monthly Trivia and Movie Nights,  Ski/Snowboarding Excursion, and overnight trips to Chicago and Mall of America.
  • Clubs and Organizations. Joining a club or organization is an excellent way to enjoy student life at Rockford University! At the beginning of each semester, Student Activities hosts a Clubs & Orgs Fair on campus as a way for students to get connected. Make sure to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about what we have to offer to you as a Rockford University student.

Current clubs include: Alpha Helix, Archery Club, Art Society, Black Student Union, CAB, Disc Golf Club InterVarsity, Literati, Math Club, Multicultural Club, Muslim Student Association, Nursing Student Organization, Psych Society, Regent Players, Spirit Squad, Student Government Association, Senior Club, Spanish Club, T.E.A.C.H., Tennis Club

  • Commuter Students. The key to success as a commuter student is taking full advantage of what is available and getting the most out of your university experience by being involved on campus. Commuter and part-time students are welcome to join any and all student activities, events, clubs, and more!
  •  Leadership Development. Rockford University takes pride in the strong leaders created on campus. Students have the opportunity to get invovled in many leadership roles! Not only do students have the opportunity to be invovled in clubs as general members, most clubs then have a variety of ways to provide accelerated leadership roles. Also, all clubs have the opportunity to serve on a University wide leadership board called, “Executive Circle” which is the collaboration of all clubs on campus!
  •  Student Government. Students at Rockford University have traditionally played an important role in the governance of the University. Through SGA, students maintain a voice in the campus by communicating for and to students. On behalf of all students, SGA administers clubs and student activities at the University through its own committees. Student representatives hold memberships on the Board of Trustees and its Student Affairs Committee, as well as being members of the Academic Standards, Admission & Retention, Curriculum and Forum Committees of the faculty. Student groups meet in formal and informal settings with the University president, administrators and faculty. For more information, contact SGA@rockford.edu.

Department Information

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 

Welcome Week/Transfer Orientation 

Mark your calendars to attend Freshman Welcome Week!

Fall 2018 Freshman Welcome Week: August 18-August 21, 2018

Attendance is required of all New Students.

Welcome, Regent, to the exciting start of your Regent Experience! Throughout Welcome Week, you will learn about valuable  resources on campus and beyond, interact with a variety of student leaders, and participate in unique social experiences to  make lasting connections with your classmates. Welcome Week is required for all first-year students. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Mark your calendars for Welcome Week August 18-August 21, 2018. Welcome Week is a fun and exciting 3-day orientation that will get you #RegentReady for your Rockford University experience! More details to come. Stay tuned!

Welcome, Regent, to the exciting kickoff of your journey at Rockford University! During this event, you will learn about valuable resources on campus and beyond, interact with a variety of on-campus leaders, and make lasting connections with your fellow Regents. Dinner will be provided. We look forward to welcoming you to campus! Fall 2018 Transfer Orientation: August 15, 2018

Attendance is required of all Transfer Students. 

If you have questions regarding Welcome Week, please contact Alex Johnson, Director of Student Involvement and Orientation, at apjohnson@rockford.edu or 815.394.5035.

Department Information

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 

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