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Quick links:   New Student Checklist  |  Student Photo  |  Student Health Requirements  |  Onboarding Resource Fair  |  Online Onboarding Resources

We have collected information and resources to support you on your professional journey here at RUSH. You will have many opportunities to network with students, faculty and staff in a variety of interdisciplinary activities, study in the student-only study lounge, participate in workshops that support wellness, or just relax and unwind in the Student Union.

The entire RUSH team are pleased to welcome you to our community.

Action items: Before you start at RUSH


1. New Student Onboarding Checklist

Complete this checklist of steps to start your student experience.

All students matriculating to RUSH University must complete the New Student Onboarding Checklist. This checklist will take you through the steps to familiarize you with RUSH University policies, ensure your information on-file is accurate, and provide you with helpful financial information.

Complete the checklist

2. Student Photo

Submit a photo for your student ID, online directory and more.

A student photo is required. Your photo will be used for your student ID card and will display in various places online, including the Online Student Picture Book and on your record in our Self-Service system. You can read guidelines and tips for taking and submitting your ID photo here.

Get started

3. Student Health Requirements

RUSH University is committed to protecting the health and safety of our campus and neighboring communities.

Regulations for the State of Illinois require new students at RUSH University to meet specific immunization and health requirements.

You’ll need to provide records before you are able to register for the academic term.

Learn more

4. Onboarding Resource Fair

Learn what's possible from your RUSH University student experience.

We have lots of fun things in store to welcome you to campus including our New Student Onboarding Resource Fair – like food, music and giveaways. Office representatives will be on hand to share resources to help you navigate your student experience on campus, and tours will be provided.

Check out the fair

5. Online Onboarding Resources

Find materials to learn more about everything that RUSH University has to offer you.

The Onboarding Resources page will help you navigate the essential resources that are designed to support your academic success. Each semester, a schedule of learning sessions is at your disposal to sign up and attend throughout the semester.

Learn more


Now that you’ve completed your action items and gotten oriented, we invite you to explore this toolkit of resources to answer your specific questions, and start designing your life at RUSH.