RU Transfer Orientation


Congratulations on your enrollment at Rockhurst University! The Office of Student Life welcomes you to the Hawk family. The role of our office is to introduce you to RU and provide support during your transition. If you have already placed your deposit you will soon be receiving via U.S. Mail a newsletter and checklist with a great deal of information. Please review all the information for details on what to complete before classes begin.

New student orientation is your first experience at Rockhurst. As a transfer student, you have a choice of which program to attend. It is expected that you attend one. The Transfer Orientation program is an abbreviated program that explains what to expect from your Rockhurst experience and introduces you to resources available to you. This orientation program is on Friday, August 9, in Arrupe Hall Room 114. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. and the program begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes by 11:00 a.m. Please feel free to bring a guest or two with you. If you have previously attended a university with a traditional orientation this would be the choice for you.

Register for 1-Day Transfer Orientation

If you wish for a more traditional orientation, we would enjoy your attendance at our 3-Day Orientation instead of the Transfer Orientation described previously. The 3-Day Orientation is Friday, August 16, through Sunday, August 18. This program is geared toward the traditional undergraduate student and it affords you the opportunity to meet more people and become acquainted with Rockhurst resources, traditions and student life opportunities.

Each student is placed on a team led by two upperclassmen and is guided through educational and entertaining events during the three days. You can find the schedule at for more details. Please choose an orientation option no later than Friday, August 2. 

Register for Traditional 3-Day Orientation

Please be sure to RSVP for either orientation by Friday, August 2, at 4:30 p.m. Reservations for orientation will be taken after August 2 for those who place their Rockhurst deposit after the RSVP deadline.

We look forward to meeting you at an orientation! If you have any questions, call or email Angie Carr Robinett, M.A

Transfer Student Checklist to Complete Before Orientation

  • Meet with an academic advisor and schedule classes.
  • Pick up your Rockhurst ID card from Computer Services in Conway Hall (fourth floor) and set up your Rockhurst email.
  • Learn how to view your class schedule and other important student information through Your login is your Rockhurst User name and password you established when setting up your email.
  • RSVP for Orientation by August 2. Choose between the Transfer Orientation Friday, August 9, 8:30–11 a.m. in Arrupe Hall Room 114 and the traditional New Student Orientation, August 16-18.
  • Complete the two online courses no later than August 31. Instructions will be emailed to your Rockhurst email.
  • Review your schedule of fall classes and order books online:
  • If you received accommodations at your previous school, visit the Disability Resource Center or call 816-501-4826.
  • If you have health insurance, complete the online health insurance waiver by August 23 at
  • Submit your immunizations and complete the TB questionnaire:
  • Tuition and fees emailed to your Rockhurst email July 8 are due August 1. Make payment arrangements or pay the bill in full by August 1.
  • If choosing to live on campus, make sure housing is established, Massman Hall Room 3 (lower level) or 816-501-4663
  • Be sure that all CLEP exam, AP scores and transcripts are sent to the Registrars Office, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.
  • Register for Rock Alerts (campus emergency notification system) at
  • Join the Rockhurst University and Rockhurst Orientation pages to stay connected: Class of 2023 Facebook, Orientation Twitter, Orientation Instagram, Student Life Facebook.  
  • Set up your RU email account and check it regularly for important updates and announcements. Contact Computer Services.