Student Resources

Child care

Laurance Armour Day School is a not-for-profit, fully licensed day care center. The school is owned and operated by Rush University Medical Center and provides day care services for children of employees and students affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.

2150 W. Harrison St.
(312) 942-6501

Financial affairs

The Office of Student Financial Affairs is responsible for the billing and collection of all tuition and fees. The office is also responsible for student health insurance administration refund processing.

Triangle Office Building (Suite 28)
1700 W. Van Buren St.
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
(312) 942-6584

Food resources

Au Bon Pain
Fourth Floor, Atrium Court
Open 24/7
(312) 942-5696

Armour Academic Center (Second Floor)
6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
(312) 942-9018

In a Rush (Coffee Bar)
Armour Academic Center (Second Floor)
6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
(312) 942-4467

Tower (Seventh Floor)
6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday to Friday
(312) 947-7743

Immunization requirements

Proof of immunity per Illinois state law College Immunization Code (effective August 2016).


Immunization regulations for the state of Illinois require new students at Rush University born after January 1, 1957 to show proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus and meningococcal conjugate, and all new admissions under the age of 22 shall show proof of having at least one dose of the vaccine on or after 16 years of age.

If you are not up to date with your immunizations, check with your local board of health for locations or centers offering low-cost or free immunizations. Rush University is required by the state of Illinois to withhold registration for the next academic term unless this requirement is met.

*Students who do not attend classes on campus and/or are enrolled less than half-time do not need to submit immunization records.  For specific questions, please contact your college representative.

Where to submit your immunization information

Students in the College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences and The Graduate College should submit all required proof of immunization directly to CastleBranch. Instructions to access your account will be provided by your college.

Rush Medical College students will take a Quantiferon Gold test performed by Lifetime Medical Associates during orientation. The only immunization documentation required for you is proof of a Tdap within the last 10 years and, if applicable, a copy of the results of a positive PPD and the corresponding chest x-ray.

Required immunizations

Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis

  • Students shall provide dates of any combination of three or more doses of diphtheria, tetanus and the pertussis-containing vaccine. One dose must be Tdap vaccine. The last dose must have been received within 10 years prior to the term of current enrollment at Rush University.

Measles, mumps and rubella

  • Students shall provide documentation of receipt of two doses of live measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) virus vaccines administered on or after their first birthday and after December 31, 1967. Or, if measles, mumps or rubella vaccines were given separately: two measles immunizations given after one year of age and after December 31, 1967; two mumps immunizations after one year of age; and two rubella immunizations after one year of age.


  • Beginning fall term 2016-2017, all new students under the age of 22 shall show proof of having at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate on or after the age of 16.  A second vaccine must be given if the first vaccine was given before age 16.  Although not required by the University for students over the age of 22, it is highly recommended that all students receive this immunization.  Additional information about meningitis can be found on the Rush University Meningitis Fact Sheet. Students are also encouraged to consult with their physicians or healthcare providers regarding any questions about meningitis or the vaccination. 


  • Although not required by the University, many programs require Hepatitis-B immunization. It is highly recommended that all students, regardless of program or age, receive this immunization prior to starting at Rush University.

Blood titers

  • If you have had vaccines and/or diseases in the past, we accept blood titers proving immunity.

International Student Services

International Student Services provides services to future and current international students. In addition, the office works with international alumni who will need authorization from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to look for and accept work opportunities after graduation.


Lockers are assigned at orientation based on availability. Students are assigned the same locker until graduation and often share a locker with another Rush student. If any difficulties with a locker arise, contact the Office of Student Life and Engagement.

Lost and found

Items found anywhere within Rush University Medical Center should be brought to the Security Department. Inquiries regarding lost items can be made at any time by visiting the Security Department or calling the Security Dispatch Center.

Tower (Lower Level One)
1620 W. Harrison St.
(312) 942-5678