The more than 1,800 students currently on the Rush University campus enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities. Organized programs sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs include: university nights at local cultural events, on-campus entertainment and social gatherings. Some of these events include Oktoberfest, an art fair, Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Party, and monthly Friday evening socials known as T.G.I.F.'s.
The University Programming Board is an elected group of students from all four colleges who work with the Office of Student Affairs to plan and implement programs. The group organize regular student/faculty get-togethers, student dances and other social and educational events.
The main campus of Rush University/Rush University Medical Center is located on the near west side of Chicago not far from downtown (often referred to as the Loop). The area surrounding the campus is undergoing much redevelopment. Of particular interest is the Chicago Technology Park, which incorporates biomedical research facilities and programs. New townhomes and condominiums have been built in Garibaldi Park, just east of the campus, and many new businesses are flourishing in the Taylor Street area. With other health care facilities in the Medical Center District including: the University of Illinois at Chicago-West Campus, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Westside Veterans Administration Hospital, and Illinois State Psychiatric Institute, Rush is centrally and conveniently located.
Rush students have the opportunity to utilize several facilities in the area for recreation and physical conditioning. Aerobic classes are offered on campus through the Department of Employee Wellness. Physical education facilities are available to Rush University students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, located approximately 3 blocks from the Medical Center (fee structure and further information are available from the Office of Student Affairs).
Chicago and its adjoining suburbs, as well as the university, provide a wide variety of off-campus housing options. See the Student Housing Guide for more information.
Students who drive may purchase parking privileges in the main or auxiliary parking facilities. Rush is accessible by CTA bus or elevated train. Shuttle bus service is available for purchase at either Northwestern or Union Station.
Office of Student Affairs
600 S. Paulina Street, Suite 984 (Armour Academic Center)
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Office: (312) 942-6302
Fax: (312) 942- 9283
Web site address: www.rushu.rush.edu/studentaffairs
Photo caption: Rush University students