Welcome to RU! Orientation presents information you need about becoming an RU student before you start your first semester. It’s an important step to take where you will learn about all the resources Rockhurst has to offer. You'll meet faculty and staff, as well as student leaders who will introduce you to the spirit and traditions of RU, the academic life at the University and other new students. Please look for your orientation packet and additional information emailed and mailed to you during the summer months.

Orientation 2016

Welcome and Learning Day — Friday, Aug. 19,  2016
7 a.m.  
Residence halls open  
9 a.m. -
3 p.m.     
Orientation check in & registration Rock Room (Massman lower level) and Massman Gallery (first floor)
3 - 4 p.m. Parent welcome Arrupe Hall Auditorium
3 - 4 p.m. New student welcome Convocation Center
4 -
5:15 p.m.   
Welcome picnic for new students & families Kinerk Commons (quad)
5:30 -
6:45 p.m.
University welcome & prayer service St. Francis Xavier Church
6:45 p.m. Parents depart  
6:45 p.m. Orientation kickoff Pergola
7 - 8 p.m. Orientation team meeting #1 Assigned rooms
8 - 10 p.m.     
Orientation welcome party Convocation Center
Service Day — Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016
8 a.m. Breakfast Thomas More Dining Hall (first floor Massman Hall)
9 a.m. Residence hall meeting Residence halls
9 a.m. Off campus/commuter student meeting Rock Room (lower level of Massman)
10 a.m. Orientation roll call Arrupe Hall Auditorium
10:30 a.m.       
Hawk Essentials Arrupe Hall
Noon Lunch & Finucane Service Project kickoff Kinerk Commons (quad)
1 - 4 p.m. Travel to service site, service & reflection  
4 p.m. Free time  
6 p.m. Dinner with your floor — commuter students meet in Rock Room Thomas More Dining Hall (first floor Massman Hall)
7 p.m. Roll call & team meeting Arrupe Hall Auditorium
8:30 p.m. Rockomania: Carnival, food, class photo & T-shirt

Lower Burke

Leadership Day — Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016
8 -
9:30 a.m.        
Breakfast on your own
Thomas More Dining Hall (first floor, Massman Hall)
10 a.m. Roll call & team meetings Arrupe Hall Auditorium
11 a.m. Orientation Olympics Lower Burke
1 - 4 p.m. Lunch & free time  
4 p.m. College life sessions Conway Hall
5:15 p.m. University Mass St. Francis Xavier Church
6:30 p.m. Dinner & pep rally Kinerk Commons
7:30 p.m. Men's soccer game UMKC
9 p.m. Final presentation and closing candlelight ceremony  
Welcome Week 2016

Monday, Aug. 22 - dinner and evening event with social mentor

Tuesday, Aug. 23 - meet the Greeks

Wednesday, Aug. 24 - residence hall program, SAB $3 Movie Night, poster sale in the Rock Room

Thursday, Aug. 25 - Student Organization Fair, Senate BBQ, poster sale in the Rock Room

Friday, Aug. 26 - SAB sponsored parking lot party and dance

Saturday, Aug. 27 - Campus Ministry game night