College Junior 2012-09-12T15:29:30Z
Being that Rockhurst is in a really bad part of town and its not uncommon to hear a few gun shots every night, I think our school does a very good job at protecting us and thinks of the students first. Security is very high forces and always on call weather its to unlock a door in the science center so you can continue studying or if your being followed by some creepy drunks. They will be there in a heartbeat. rockhurst is ten minutes away from the plaza and Nelson Atkins art museum. Surrounding us is also UMKC and KC Art Institute, its not really a college town, but most people you see around the plaza are going to be college students and most are very friendly.
College Senior 2012-05-16T20:55:39Z
Good, but not great. Freshman dorms are good, but the upperclassmen dorms are a step down
College Senior 2012-04-16T22:03:32Z
Honors Floor – Rooms are large, facilities give me no complaints. The peer group on this floor is far superior in my opinion to others and by far attracts the most dynamic bunch of peers. Outside of the freshman hall, it gets a little gross and grungy unless you are in a house. But fairly good.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-03T23:52:06Z
Dorms/Meal Plans – The new dorms are great, but XL needs some updating. The meal plans students are required to purchase are a little high, and there should be lower options - or the points should not expire.
College Senior 2011-06-19T21:08:17Z
On Campus Living! The dorms are actually pretty nice at Rockhurst. The freshman halls include Mcgee Hall which is for girls and Corcoran Hall which is for boys. Corcoran is also for freshman girls in the Honors Program; these girls stay on the first floor only. All the dorm rooms are for 2 people to share. The rooms include 2 closets with mirrors, 2 desks (each with one shelf on the bottom), 2 chairs, 2 night stands, 2 dresser drawers and 2 bunk beds, carpeted floor, Wi-Fi and cable. To personalize, you would have to bring your own decorations and furniture. You also need to bring your own cable cords. Both buildings are divided into floors. There is one bathroom with showers, sinks and toilets per floor. Each floor will have a resident assistant who will look after the safety and well-beings of each student on the floor. Both buildings have a lobby, where the students are always getting together to chill, watch TV, play pool and other games. The lobbies are a great place to meet new people and make new friends. Both building also have a basement, which includes the laundry room, a small workout room (Mcgee only), a TV, couches and chairs, a small chapel and a study room (Corcoran only). Both buildings also have a small computer lab with a printer for convenience. The freshman halls have restrictions on visitation, boys are allowed in Mcgee until 12 am and the same goes for girls in Corcoran. On the weekends (Fri and Sat) there is 24 hr. visitation, guests just have to be checked in when they come, and checked out when they go. The upperclassmen hall, Xavier Loyola (XL for short), really isn't that great. It's mostly for sophomores, but juniors and seniors are allowed to stay there as well. It's actually getting torn down and rebuilt after the 2011-2012 school year. Next on the list is Townhouse Village, which is where sophomores, juniors and seniors stay. These are on-campus apartment style housing. There pretty nice, you can have a 2 person, 4 person or 6 person townhouse and of course the price is more expensive for less people and the townhouses overall are more expensive than the dorms but still a great option of living. The townhouses include a stove, oven, fridge, freezer (but you need your own ice trays and icebox) 2 bathrooms, a living room, a dining area, a wooden entertainment center (not the best), ceiling lights, 2+ bedrooms, and Wi-Fi. You would have to bring floor lamps, dishes, and all other personal items and decorations. Next are the off campus houses which usually go to groups of friends, sororities, fraternities, and sports teams. They are decent, close to school and include all the amenities of a house but you would need to bring your own furniture, personal items and decorations. All the housing options are pretty cool at Rockhurst; on campus living gives you a great way to make long lasting memories and friends. It's fairly easy to get into all of them, but the townhouses and the off campus houses do require both group and individual applications. (I wouldn't worry too much about the application process, tons of people in my class applied and I haven't come across anyone that didn't get what they wanted). Overall, all your options are safe, security is around at all times, fun, and I guarantee you will be satisfied.