Welcome Future Hawk

Incoming freshmen at Rockhurst University

We’re going to achieve more together than you can possibly imagine. That ambition you feel in your core, your ideas, your goals, your future, all can be unlocked at Rockhurst. Ready to get started? We are...

Secure your Spot at RU:

  1. Financial Aid: File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to apply for additional financial aid and review our tuition and fees. Rockhurst provides over $30 million per year in financial aid, with a significant amount offered through the FAFSA process.
  2. Enrollment Deposit: Log into your RU Application Portal to submit your $200 nonrefundable enrollment fee to secure your spot in the incoming class.
  3. Campus Housing: After submitting you enrollment deposit, you will be able to complete the new student Housing Intent Form to apply for on-campus housing, or an off-campus waiver.
  4. Class Registration Events: Why wait until summer to set your fall college schedule? Meet with advisors and faculty to select classes, finalize housing and meal plan options, take your student ID picture, set up your RU email, and more. You'll leave an official Rockhurst University Hawk! You can sign up after submitting your Enrollment Deposit. RSVP Today!
  5. Orientation: Since your classes are squared away through the Registration Events, orientation at RU is about building connections, learning about resources and opportunities, and kicking-off an outstanding first-year at Rockhurst! Orientation (and on-campus move-in day) starts the Friday before the first day of classes. More information about orientation is sent throughout the summer to deposited new students.

Pre-Orientation Checklist:

  1. Attend one of our class registration days in April and May (invites and details are sent in March). 
  2. Check out our health insurance and immunization requirements and complete a waiver if applicable.
  3. Set up your email account by contacting helpdesk@rockhurst.edu or 816-501-4064 and check email weekly for any updates over the summer.
  4. Find answers to questions about freshman move-in.
  5. Start thinking about which student organizations you’re interested in.
  6. Order your books.
  7. Purchase a parking permit to pick-up during orientation.
  8. Review our student consumer information.

Some of these to-dos may seem confusing. That’s ok – we don’t expect you to know it all. Answers are just a phone call or email away. Connect with us at 816-501-4660 or admissions@rockhurst.edu