Housing Requirements

The office of Residence Life's goal is to provide a safe and pleasant environment for all our on-campus students.  We strive to provide opportunities for residents to develop connections with fellow community members.  Rockhurst University feels strongly about the on-campus living experience and believes it gives students an opportunity for continued leadership and learning.

Residential Living Requirements

Rockhurst University has a residency requirement that requires all full-time students to live with their parents or on campus unless they meet one or more of the following conditions:

  • Students classified as a junior have completed 60 hours post high school with at least a "C" average or who have lived on campus for four semesters
  • Students who are age 23 or older
  • Students who have completed active, full-time military service
  • Students who have a spouse or dependents living with them.

Each student must submit a Housing Contract or a Residency Exemption Form.  Freshman and Sorphomre who do not return either form will be assigned to University housing until the University receives confirmation that the student is living with a parent or is otherwise exempt. Student may be subject to a prorated housing and meal plan if confirmation is received after the start of the academic year.  There is no Housing refund after 4th week of classes for any given term.

Fee Schedule
Housing and tuition costs can be reviewed at Tuition and Fee.

Meal Plan Requirement
Students residing in a residence hall are required to purchase a meal plan each semester.  THV/OCH/Rock Row residents may choose from several options.  For more information visit Dining Services.

Accommodation Information
If you believe you require housing accommodations due to a documented disability-related condition, you need to discuss your situation with Sandy Waddell, Associate Dean of Students, Director for New Students, Retention and Access Services at 816.501.4489 or visit their site at Access Services. Access services is responsible for providing services to students with disabilities and is available to consult with other areas of campus regarding ADA accessibility issues. 

We look forward to having you on campus.