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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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Student Accessibility Services

Students who have special needs or require accessibility services may be eligible to receive accommodations that provide equitable 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

During your time at Rose-Hulman, you will work closely with your academic advisor to establish your educational goals and select your educational experiences. Your first meeting will be a group advising meeting during orientation, where you will get to meet your academic advisor, review your fall class schedule (which will be created for you mid-August), and discuss other registration and academic topics. Every quarter, thereafter, you will meet individually with your advisor to review your goals and current progress, and create your course schedule for the next term.

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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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Incoming students are required to purchase an institute-selected laptop directly from Rose-Hulman. We do this to ensure your hardware and software needs are covered so you can focus on the important stuff.

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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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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 through the shuttle service provided through the Student Affairs Office, with a friend, or another shuttle service.

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Why Rose-Hulman?

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

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