Guide to the Community of Learning at Rockford University

This guide to the Community of Learning will help you navigate through a variety of experiences available to you during your time at Rockford University.

We invite our students into a Community of Learning at Rockford University. That community includes not only the faculty, staff and students, but also the alumni, trustees, friends of the University and the larger community of the city of Rockford. The University invites our neighbors into our Community of Learning through special academic programs such as the Forum Series, events and partnerships such as those created in our community based learning program.

Throughout this guide, are reference links to the Rockford University website. These links will connect to pages within the academic web catalog, which includes more in-depth detail on facilities, policies, regulations and specific course requirements and descriptions, financial aid information and admission material.

An important feature of the University’s website is Self-Service, which provides the learning community at Rockford University with “anytime, anywhere” access to key academic and financial aid information. Students, faculty, and staff can log on to, for connection to the RU Portal which connects to Self-Service and provides an additional variety of information and access to campus life, student activities, athletics, and more.

Welcome to the Community of Learning at Rockford University!