Transfer Student Transition & Success

Transitioning from another college to Rockhurst can be challenging. There are new procedures and processes. The campus is unfamiliar and you may begin to worry that you will not make the right connections with other students and faculty. Our hope is that each transfer student seeks out the assistance they need to make a smooth transition and is able to be productive up until graduation.

Rockhurst University has many qualified professional staff that are ready to assist you. Please take advantage of these valuable resources:
Director of New Students sandy.waddell@rockhurst.edu 816.501.4689

This office can assist and help problem solve with anything that might be interfering with your success, such as academic problems, personal concerns, family situations, time management, etc. When necessary, an appropriate referral is made to another on-campus resource.

Academic Advising robert.hamilton@rockhurst.edu 816.501.4291
Academic Advising terry.forge@rockhust.edu 816.501.4062
Academic Advising paul.nunez@rockhurst.edu 816.501.4062

These advisors can assist with academic questions and help map out class schedules and major requirements.

Campus Ministry cindy.schmersal@rockhurst.edu 816.501.4303

Offers individual spiritual counseling, retreat opportunities and other group activities focused on getting students involved and comfortable at Rockhurst. Information related to religious services offered in the KC area is available.

Career Services shelly.oliver@rockhurst.edu 816.501.4061

Assists students in selecting a major and finding work study jobs, off campus part-time jobs and internships.

Counseling Center rick.hanson@rockhurst.edu 816.501.4275

Individual counseling sessions are available free of charge to all fulltime students. Concerns ranging from anxiety, relationship problems or depression are common reasons students seek counseling.

Learning Center ann.volin@rockhurst.edu 816.501.4813

Assists with academic concerns and offers tutoring in any subject.

Residence Life mark.hetzler@rockhurst.edu 816.501.4843

Room changes, roommate difficulties, disciplinary sanctions, meal plans, hall closings and all things related to living on campus are handled by this office.