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Student Affairs

From athletics, to residence halls and meal plans, or anything outside the classroom, the Office of Student Affairs is the place to go when you have questions about student life. We provide support and guidance to students no matter the situation at hand. Whether you just need a smiling face to talk to or a yummy snack, come see us in the heart of the Hulman Union, underneath the main staircase.

Life at Rose-Hulman: Info to Know

We know you’ve got questions about student life at Rose-Hulman—and you’ve come to the right place for answers. Get information about some of the topics we’re asked about most often in the sections below.
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Accessibility Services

Students who have special needs or require accessibility services may be eligible to receive accommodations that provide equal access to the living and learning environment and college activities. After being admitted to RHIT, students must establish their eligibility for accommodations by notifying the Director of Student Accessibility Services and providing sufficient documentation.

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International Student Services

Do you have questions about you international student status? Our office is here to assist with immgration issues, cross-cultural counseling, and other personal situations. We also have an active International Student Association that hosts many cultural events on campus.

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Housing & Dining

You're going to be living and eating here for a few years. So, what's that like? Get more info about residence halls and dining.
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Academic Advising

Starting the week of freshman orientation, you’ll work closely with your academic advisor to make create a class schedule to meet your educational goals. At your initial meeting, your advisor will discuss class registration and other important academic issues. Be sure to bring your laptop to the advisor meetings because they will register for classes online. Look for more details and personalized information when you login to My Rose-Hulman.

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ID Cards

Your Rose-Hulman student ID gets you discounts around town, free admission to Rose-Hulman athletic events, discounts at Hatfield Hall, meals in the dining hall and more. It also is your way of showing the world you're a student at one of the greatest colleges in the country! You will get your student ID during New Student Orientation.

Lost your ID? Never fear. You may obtain a replacement ID for $10 in the Student Affairs Office on the lower level of the Hulman Union. Just stop by during our offices hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Laptop

Rose-Hulman is a wireless campus, and all students are encouraged to work on laptops. All freshmen receive a laptop on the Monday of New Student Orientation in the Hatfield Hall Auditorium. At that time you will receive information on usage and network access. To learn more about laptop specs, or to make a laptop deposit, login to My Rose-Hulman.

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Mail

Care packages are the best! So, you will be assigned a campus mailbox located in Moench Hall where mail is distributed Monday-Saturday. Please have your friends and family (or Amazon) address your mail in the following manner:

Your Name
CM
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue Terre Haute, IN 47803

(We promise not to open boxes that smell like chocolate chips.)

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Insurance

All students who do not have health coverage must purchase accident and health insurance coverage, and it will be included in the first billing statement of an academic year. If you are covered by your parents' or your own policy, you may waive the student health insurance prior to the start of each quarter. 

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Cars/Parking/Transportation

Unlike many larger schools, we allow you to bring a car as a freshman. Just register your car during New Student Orientation (it's free), and you’re good to go! But even if you don’t bring a car to campus, no worries! You'll be able to find someone who can give you a ride to the mall, grocery store, bowling alley, restaurant, movie theater or anywhere else you need to go. And if you can't find a ride, ask your Resident Assistant for assistance!

Getting Here and Back

The Indianapolis International Airport is just under an hour away, so you will need to have a ride from the airport to campus. If you find you are unable to arrange pick-up at Indianapolis, a representative from Rose-Hulman can pick you up for your initial arrival in the fall. After that, it will be your responsibility to arrange transportation though the shuttle service provided through the Student Affairs Office, with a friend, or other shuttle service. 

You may also ride a Greyhound bus to Terre Haute. If you need to be picked up at the bus station, please contact the Office of Student Affairs in advance so we may help you arrange a ride to campus.

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From Textbooks to T-Shirts

Graph paper? Hoodie? Gotcha--you’ve come to the right place! Our institute-owned campus bookstore is conveniently located in the Mussallem Union and carries everything you need for your classes--and to show your school spirit!

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed on Sundays.

Phone: 812-877-8344

*Closed Saturdays during summer break and when classes are not in session.

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Why Rose-Hulman?

You can get a degree anywhere, so why come to Rose‑Hulman? We’re glad you asked!