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Student Activities

Student Discount Program

11/21/2016 1:49 pm

STUDENT DISCOUNT PROGRAM

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.


Restaurants

2nd Cousins Bar & Grill  
6246 E Riverside Blvd., Rockford
815.637.2660
15% off, 5 or more = free appetizer or additional % off

Dandy Donuts
6551 E Riverside Blvd., Rockford
815.988.6369
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
815.516.0544
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

Hotels 


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
815-394-5035
fax: 815-394-3730
Ronnie Robertson, Director of the Student Center and Student Activities
rrobertson@rockford.edu

Annual Events

10/31/2016 10:15 am

ANNUAL EVENTS

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.

REGISTER ONLINE

 

Homecoming

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!

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Student Activities
Burpee Student Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-5035
fax: 815-394-3730
Ronnie Robertson, Director of the Student Center and Student Activities
rrobertson@rockford.edu

Clubs and Organizations

10/31/2016 10:08 am

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

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
815-394-5035
fax: 815-394-3730
Ronnie Robertson, Director of the Student Center and Student Activities
rrobertson@rockford.edu

Student Activities

07/26/2016 9:26 pm

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

‌Rock Solid student experiences.

An important part of your student experience here at Rockford University happens outside of the classroom as you build meaningful relationships with your peers during one of the many activities that are provided to you. An integral part of Student Life at Rockford University, Student Activities is your source for events and programs that help you establish lifelong friends, teach lifelong lessons, and create lifelong memories. Student Activities brings the fun to you and helps to create a fun, upbeat, and positive environment for your time at Rockford University.

Vision Statement. Student Activities is designed to complement the academic mission of Rockford University by providing opportunities to meet the diverse developmental and educational needs of our students.

Mission Statement. Student Activities is committed to the development and growth of the whole person by exposing students to a wide variety of experiences through entertainment and educational programming. Student Activities implements programs and services that serve the Rockford University community that foster a fun and engaging environment for students to learn and grow interpersonally through entertainment, clubs and organizations, leadership development, and educational programming.

By the time you leave Rockford University, Student Activities wants to make sure that you have a Rock Solid student experience. So, be sure to check out one of our events, and we will be sure to Rock U.

ROCK SOLID REGENTS

Meet Our Rock Solid RegentsOur students are Rock Solid and recognized for a variety of reasons, including academic achievements, extracurricular involvement and campus leadership. Meet this year’s Rock Solid Regents who were nominated by faculty and staff members for going above and beyond expectations in and outside of the classroom.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Student Activities
Burpee Student Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-5035
fax: 815-394-3730
Ronnie Robertson, Director of the Student Center and Student Activities
rrobertson@rockford.edu