Campus Life


Make the most of your Rockhurst experience with the following services, activities and resources available to students.

Student Services

We take student support seriously. Learn about dorm life, student health, career & counseling services, ministry opportunities and more.

Students in housing

Residence Life provides information on housing, resident applications, code of conduct, dining services, and health and safety.

Student talking with career counselor

The Center for Career Development provides information and resources on full-time careers, internships and part-time and work-study positions.

Student smiling

Student Life provides information on leadership development, orientation, fraternity/sorority life and student organizations.

Students Hugging

Campus Ministry provides information on retreats, service-immersion trips, promotion of justice and prayer and fellowship.

Student exercising

Health Services & Insurance provides information on forms, insurance, vaccinations and alcohol and drug education.

Student with dog

The Counseling Center provides information on appointment scheduling, mental health screening, academic support and well-being resources.

Students taking a test

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides information on accommodation requests, transitioning from high school and note-taking.

Student on campus

First Year Experience provides information on the freshman seminar, parents association, getting involved and student transition and success.

Rockhurst University Title IX Policies

Your resource for Title IX-related issues, including sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking on the basis of sex and retaliation.

Rockhurst University campus security

Rockhurst University employs a full-time, in-house security department.

Rockhurst University Love in Action fund

The “Love in Action” fund intends to address emergency needs and barriers to success.

Rockhurst University's Grandma's Pantry

Rockhurst University’s on-campus free-will food pantry for students, faculty and staff.

Rockhurst University's Student Success team.

Rockhurst University is dedicated to our students’ success.

Rockhurst University's Aylward-Dunn Learning Center

The Learning Center provides peer-to-peer academic support to enhance student learning.

Downtown Kansas City

Day or night, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Kansas City. 

NCAA Sports

Student Resources

From parking permits to meal plans, see the following options for some of the necessities of college life.

First Generation Students

RU First celebrates our First Gen college students and all of their successes – from their first class through graduation.

Immigration & DACA

Rockhurst is home to students, faculty and staff from many backgrounds and beginnings. Each person is a valued member of our community and adds a diverse perspective that helps us grow as individuals and as a University. We strive to be a welcoming and safe place for all – regardless of immigration status or nationality.

As our students seek to become 'men and women for and with others,' there is an abundant array of opportunities sponsored by our department to learn, lead, and serve – from here on campus to other parts of the world!

– Matthew D. Quick, Ph.D. [Vice President for Student Development and Athletics]

Latest News

Over the next six years, Rockhurst University will receive $1 million in Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics grant funding from the National Science Foundation as part of a holistic program to help cohorts...

Upcoming Events

Career Services

Rockhurst University campus
October 14, 2023 - 10:00am
Rockhurst University Campus
Join the CSD faculty, students, and alumni to learn more about the MS in Communication, Sciences, and Disorders and the Post-bac Leveling program here at RU. Attendees will not only learn details about a career...

Student Life

Spirit and Dance Team with Mascot on Rockhurst University Campus, center-field.
September 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Various Campus Locations
CALLING ALL HAWKS - Back to the Rock! For a full schedule of weekend events and to register, click below! Register Here Let us welcome you back to the beautiful Rockhurst campus this fall for...

Campus Ministry

LGBTQ Catholic Ministry Past and Present book cover
November 7, 2023 - 7:30pm
Arrupe Auditorium
Thomas More Center for Catholic Thought and Culture Conversations Series: Catholic Ministries to the LGBTQ+ Community Following the example of Jesus in extending himself to the most marginalized of his day, Catholics, both ordained and...