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Thee spirit behind Rockhurst University was born in 1521, when a Spanish soldier took a cannonball in the leg at Pomplona. That soldier, later to be known as St. Ignatius of Loyola, used his recovery period to develop his spirituality and approach to life. That new spirituality led to the formation of the Society of Jesus.


Our curriculum is based on the seven liberal arts classical modes of inquiry: artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, theological, scientific relational and scientific causal. Ok but what does that really mean? It means we’ll stimulate all parts of your brain. You’ll view the world differently.


Unlike many universities, Rockhurst offers substantial research opportunities to undergraduate students.


Explore local, regional and national full-time and internship job opportunities with our employer partners. Post your internship and full-time job opportunities for Rockhurst University students and alumni.

Attend one of the weekly RU Career Account registration workshops in Career Services to establish your account.

Student services

When you apply for admission to Rockhurst, you’re taking the first step toward a lifetime of opportunities. Here you will find everything you need to get started – from scholarship and financial aid information to our admission process.

Housing services

We believe that housing is more than just a place to sleep. It's where you can spread out and get comfy; where you learn, play, grow, and connect with the community around you. Which is why we offer several on-campus living spaces to fit your needs.

Not only do the RU living spaces offer you indoor activities and lounge areas, RU students who live on campus can also be found relaxing on campus hammocks, playing volleyball in the sand volleyball court, or competing in pick up games on the outdoor basketball court.

From game nights, to study sessions and engaging learning activities, to outdoor impromptu sports games, your space at RU will become your home. RU is a great place to call home.

Library services

Greenlease Library has five ways to assist you with answering your questions. Don't let distance or time of day get in the way of getting your question answered. We are open late and chat is available 24/7!

ICT services

Here you can find many self-help resources for students, faculty and staff. If you can't find what you're looking for, you can drop by the Help Desk or contact us by phone or email. Computer Services is committed to providing reliable, secured, and equitable access to and use of its computing, networking, telephone, and information resources.

Medical services

Rockhurst has established a collaborative relationship with Neighborhood Walk-In and Family Care located in the North Parking Garage on the Rockhurst campus and Goppert Trinity Family Care (Goppert), located south of the University at 6675 Holmes St., third floor to provide for students’ acute and preventative health care needs.

Campus life

Make the most of your Rockhurst experience with the following services, activities and resources available to students.

We take student support seriously. Learn about dorm life, student health, career & counseling services, ministry opportunities and more.

Sports facilities

Rockhurst University features outstanding athletic facilities on campus. Basketball and volleyball is played in Mason-Halpin Field House. Soccer and lacrosse play on Bourke Field, which features an all-weather turf field. Baseball, softball and tennis is part of the Loyola Park facilities. The men's and women's golf teams practice off-campus at the Swope Memorial Golf Course.

Student clubs

Getting involved is a wise choice and Rockhurst has nearly 70 organizations from which to choose. Through your involvement, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, develop your interest and have fun. If you do not find an organization that meets your interests, you can start an organization to bring fellow students together.

Rockhurst University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. 

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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