RU Orientation

Welcome to RU Orientation! Orientation takes place the weekend before you start your first semester, and it presents important and exciting steps to set you up for success. Specifically, through Orientation you’ll:

  • Learn about all the resources Rockhurst has to offer
  • Meet faculty, staff, and student leaders who will introduce you to the spirit and traditions of RU
  • Explore academic and campus involvement opportunities
  • Meet new friends

You’ll feel welcome among your fellow classmates and excited for what lies ahead. What better way to kick off your time here at RU? Throughout the summer, please look out for your orientation packet and additional information emailed and mailed to you.

Welcome & Learning Day

Friday, August 17, 2018

Time Event Location
7am Residence Halls Open Various Campus Locations
8am - 2:30pm Orientation Check In & Registration Massman Rock Room & Gallery
3 - 4pm Parent Welcome Arrupe Auditorium
3 - 4pm New Student Welcome Meet at Pergola (then meet in small group)
4 - 5:15pm Welcome Picnic for new students & families Kinerk Commons
5:30 - 6:30pm University Welcome & Prayer Service St. Francis Xavier Church
6:30pm Parents Depart  
6:30pm Orientation Kick Off Pergola/Arrupe
7:30pm Orientation Welcome Party Convocation Center

Service Day

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time Event Location
8am Breakfast on your own Thomas More Dining Hall
9am Resident Hall Meeting Residence Halls
9am Off campus/commuter meeting Massman Rock Room
10am Orientation Roll Call Arrupe Auditorium
10:30am Hawk Essentials with your team Various Campus Locations
12pm Lunch & Finucane Kick Off Quad / Arrupe Auditorium
1pm Travel, serve, reflect Various City Locations
  Free Time  
5:30pm Roll Call Arrupe Auditorium
6pm Dinner Lower Burke
7pm Pep Rally & athletic event to be determined  


Leadership Day

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Time Event Location
  Breakfast on your own  
9:30am Roll Call Arrupe Auditorium
10am Team Meeting Various Locations
11am Orientation Olympics Lower Burke
1pm Lunch & Free Time  
4:30pm College Life Sessions Arrupe
6pm All University Mass St. Francis Xavier
7:30pm Rockomania
Carnival, food, fun and friends!
Receive your class of 2021 t-shirt and take class picture
9pm Final Presentation and Closing Candlelight Pergola


2017 Orientation Recap