Residence Life Guidebook

Welcome to Residence Life at Aurora University! Whether you are a first-year student, a transfer student, a graduating senior, or anyone in between, we hope you will find a home away from home in our residence halls.

Make the most of your out-of-the-classroom experience. Discover and immerse yourself in one or more of the many activities and student organizations available to you on campus. Your involvement will make for a more enriching experience as a member of our community.

As a member of the residence hall community, you will have the unique experience of interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, interests, and lifestyles. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity not only to learn more about individuals who are different from you, but also to share your own experiences as well.

This continues to be an unprecedented and challenging time. With the current COVID-19 pandemic every member of the campus community, including all students, will share with the University a responsibility for helping to maintain the health and safety of the campus community. To this end, all students must comply with certain community responsibilities, including the obligation to self-monitor, maintain social distancing, and engage in other protective activities. These responsibilities are outlined in the Spartan Safety Guide as well as other directives issued or to be issued by the University. The terms and conditions of the Residence Hall Contract sets forth specific responsibilities relating directly to a student’s residence on campus and reserves the University’s right to make changes in the interests of best protecting the campus community, including the policies described in this Guidebook. Each resident is required to comply not only with the signed Residence Hall Contract but also with reasonable health and safety directives of the University going forward. Those additional directives will be informed by evolving CDC, IBHE, and local public health authority guidance and requirements as well as by the best interests of the entire campus community.

We know this is a particularly challenging time — but, if we all work together and communicate effectively, it can be an immensely rewarding experience for you. We are committed to helping you get the most out of this upcoming year. Student satisfaction is very important to us, and we base our projects and initiatives on your feedback. So, if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please talk with your Residence Hall Director, or stop by our office to share what is on your mind.

Please be sure to take the time to read through each section of this guidebook completely. You are responsible for knowing and abiding by all of our policies and procedures per the residence hall contract you signed. As a responsible member of our community, it is up to you to ensure that you are taking an active role in creating an inclusive community, where the residents and the environment (hall facilities, furnishings, etc) all are treated with respect.

We wish you the best of luck in all of your 2021-2022 adventures at Aurora University!

Christopher Smith
Director of Residence Life

The Mission of Aurora University

Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Aurora University Statement of Core Values

Aurora University draws upon the rich legacies of Aurora College and George Williams College to welcome learners to our campuses in Illinois and Wisconsin. Here all become members of an inclusive educational community dedicated to the development of mind, body, and spirit. Today, as in the past, we prize the twin virtues of character and scholarship and affirm our commitment to the values of integrity, citizenship, continuous learning, and excellence.

We will adhere to the highest standards of integrity in every aspect of institutional practice and operation. Through this proven dedication to honesty, respect, fairness, and ethical conduct, we will lead by example and inspire our students to do the same.

We will exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in an educational community, founded upon the principles of mutual respect and open discourse. We will live within our means and manage our resources wisely, while creating an environment that fosters teamwork and promotes service to others.

We will work and live as an organization devoted to continuous learning. We recognize that the university exists in a diverse and changing world and know that we will succeed in helping students achieve their full potential only if we realize our own. We seek a growth process that is never-ending.

We will pursue excellence by embracing quality as a way of community life. Accordingly, we will set high expectations for ourselves, our students, and our university and will work together to attain them.

The university’s core values are the foundation upon which our aspirations rest. They undergird our belief in the transformative power of learning. As members of the Aurora University community, we enter into a voluntary compact with one another to live, learn and work in ways consistent with these ideals.

Office of Residence Life Staff

Each residence hall is staffed by a Residence Hall Director (RHD) and several student Resident Assistants (RAs). Their responsibilities include developing community, maintaining order, planning social and educational activities to meet students' needs, and providing resource assistance. The Office of Residence Life is additionally staffed by the Director of Residence Life.

The primary goal of each Residence Life staff member is to aid residential students in every phase of their adjustment to University life.

Director of Residence Life
The Director is responsible for the operation, management, and supervision of six residence halls, currently housing approximately 325 students. The Director supervises the professional staff and works collaboratively with other members of the University community to uphold the Aurora University mission and the Office of Student Life fundamentals of excellence.

Residence Hall Directors (RHDs)
Residence Hall Directors work and reside within the residence halls. They are responsible for community development within the halls, including both social and educational aspects. The RHDs also are available to assist and act as resource persons for individual students and serve in a 24 hour on-call rotation for crisis response. Students are encouraged to consult the RHD with questions, problems, or suggestions.

Resident Assistants (RAs)
Each floor has a Resident Assistant, a carefully selected and trained student staff member who works under the direct supervision of the Residence Hall Director. The RA helps residents build community and develops activities conducive to learning and personal growth.

Contacting Residence Life Staff

The Office of Residence Life is located in Founders House.

Main Office Line

(630) 844-7881

Director of Residence Life

(630) 844-6143

Centennial Hall RHD

(630) 844-6192

Jenks/Wilkinson RHD

(630) 844-4627

Memorial/Davis RHD

(630) 844-4628

Watkins RHD

(630) 844-4629


You also can e-mail the Office of Residence Life at or access us on the web at

The Office of Residence Life is open during normal University business hours.

Each evening, Resident Assistants are on duty per hall/area, supported by the Residence Hall Director on call. Should you need assistance, first contact the RA. If you are unable to locate an RA, please contact Campus Public Safety to get in contact with the RHD on call. The RHD on-call can be reached via the Campus Public Safety staff. The names of the staff members on duty will be posted in the lobby of each residence hall and are available from the Campus Public Safety Office.

Eligibility For On-Campus Housing

Aurora University offers on-campus housing in six residence halls. In the interest of providing a residential experience that meets the needs of undergraduate students, housing is not available for graduate students.

To be eligible to live within Aurora University on-campus housing, each applicant must be a full-time registered Aurora University student. The Director of Residence Life will hear and grant exceptions for students registered for less than full time on a case-by-case basis following an official appeal written by the student and submitted to

Students under the age of 18 are required to provide parental or legal guardian permission to live in the residence halls.

Aurora University reserves the right to deny housing to an otherwise eligible applicant if the University determines that the applicant’s presence in the residence halls would not be in his/her and/or the University’s best interest.

Fall 2021 Semester

  • Residence halls open for new student check-in and transfer student check-in on Thursday, August 19, 2021 between 8 a.m.-12 p.m.;
  • Residence halls open for returning student check-in on Sunday, August 22, 2021 between 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Residence halls close for the fall semester on Saturday, December 10, 2021 at 5 p.m. Residents must follow checkout procedures, per established guidelines, before departure.

Spring 2022 Semester

  • Residence halls open for spring semester check-in on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 10 a.m. v Residence halls close for spring break on Friday, March 4, 2021 at 5 p.m.
  • Residence halls open after spring break on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 10 a.m.
  • Residence halls close for the end of the year on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 5 p.m. Proper check out procedures must be followed before departure.

Early Move-In Policy

Students wishing to move into the residence halls prior to their scheduled arrival time must submit a request to stating the specific need for arriving early. Permission will be granted for an early arrival on a case-by-case basis. Students checking in early will be billed at a rate of $50 per day. Requests for early move-in’s must be made at least 48 hours in advance in order to be considered. Students who arrive for early move-in without gaining prior approval will be considered on a case by case basis, and are not guaranteed approval to move in. When arriving without prior approval, the student will be assessed a $100 improper move-in fee in addition to the $50 per day fee if they are allowed to move-in early, unless meeting the criteria below.

Participants in the following programs moving in on their program’s scheduled move-in date will not be charged individually for an early check-in; however, the sponsoring department (e.g. athletics, academic unit, etc.) is responsible for providing the Office of Residence Life with the names of eligible students:

  • In season athletic teams
  • Athletic trainers in season
  • Academic programs requiring an early start
  • Peer Advisors
  • Spartan Ambassadors
  • On campus employment for at least 15 hours/week

Upon check-in, students will be provided with access to the Residence Life Guidebook and the University A-Book via the Aurora University web page; students are responsible for following all rules and regulations as stated in these publications. Violations of University policy will result in disciplinary action.

Initial Housing Deposit and Refund Policy

Students assigned to the residence halls must sign a residence hall contract with Aurora University. Each student must leave a $100 security deposit on file with the University prior to receiving a room assignment. This deposit serves to reserve a room and acts as a contingency deposit in the event of damage to University property. The deposit is refundable once the student terminates occupancy and follows all checkout procedures, minus any damages that may be charged to him/her at that time, or in the event of an outstanding account balance.

For residents, the security deposit is refundable upon completion of all formal check-out procedures with a Residence Life staff member to include: scheduling a check-out time with the student’s Resident Assistant (RA) or another member of the Residence Life staff to complete a room inspection and room condition report (RCR); returning all keys to proper departments. All steps must be completed or the security deposit is forfeited and an improper check-out fee will be applied to the student’s account.

Residence Hall and Room Assignment

The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to place students in any appropriate halls, on a space-available basis, in the best interest of the students and the institution.

Accommodation Requests

Students with a medical condition or disability may request a specific room accommodation through the Disability Resource Office. The deadline to make a request is June 15th for the upcoming academic year for first-year students new to housing, and March 1st for returning students who are selecting their returning room through the Housing Selection Process.

Check-In Procedures

Upon checking in to a room in the residence halls, students will receive a room key and will be asked to complete an emergency contact card. Students must complete a room condition report. All room deficiencies should be noted at this time. Any changes must be made within five (5) days of the receipt of the room condition report.

Room Changes

Room changes will be made only with the permission of the Office of Residence Life. During the first two weeks of each semester, Residence Life implements a “room freeze.” This waiting period is in place to allow residents the opportunity to adjust to their new living situation. Beginning the third week of the term, residents may submit a roommate or room change request. Residence Life will make every effort to accommodate these requests, but cannot guarantee that the change will happen.

Only RHDs may authorize a room change. Failure to comply with the rules regarding housing assignments may result in disciplinary action and will result in a minimum $25 charge.


Prior to the start of the academic year, the Office of Residence Life reserves the right to consolidate rooms to ensure that enough vacant space is available to accommodate the growing number of housing contracts that are received.

After the third week of the semester, the Office of Residence Life reserves the right to begin a room consolidation process. The goal of this process is to, as much as possible, have residents adhere to the room type indicated on their student account. Students without roommates will be given an opportunity to choose a roommate. Should a student fail to indicate a roommate preference by the given deadline, a roommate will be assigned by the Office of Residence Life. The consolidation process may require students to move to another room or residence hall.

Check-Out Procedures

The following is a checklist to be followed upon checking out of the halls:

  1. Schedule a time to check out with your Resident Assistant.
  2. Move all belongings out of your residence hall room and ensure that your room is clean (if you are not returning for the spring semester).
  3. Complete the check out process with your Resident Assistant.
  4. Turn in your room key, as directed.

Failure to follow any of the above procedures will result in the forfeiture of your $100 housing deposit, minus any charges for room damage and/or missing keys.

Please note: A final room inspection will be completed by the Physical Properties staff and a professional Residence Life staff member once the rooms/halls are vacated to finalize damage reports. Final billing authority rests with the RHD or the Director of Residence Life, not the Resident Assistant.


You are liable for any damage, modification, or excess cleaning required in your residence hall room or done to any part of University housing. A room condition report will be completed by you and a residence hall staff member during check-in and check-out. By signing the housing contract and the room condition report, you agree to pay the cost of repair, replacement, or cleaning of any item or part of University housing that you damage, modify, or destroy. Replacement costs include the full, not depreciated, value for new materials and labor. If a damaged item feasibly can be repaired, you will be charged the cost of repairing, not replacing, this item. All repairs/replacement work will be initiated and completed by the University or its designee.

Roommates are jointly responsible for damages, and the associated charges will be divided equally among all contract holders of the assigned space, unless one person takes responsibility or the Residence Hall Director determines responsibility. Each student’s account will be charged for their portion of the associated costs. You also are responsible for any damage caused by your guests.

If you disagree with a damage charge assessed to you, you may submit an appeal, via email, to the RHD, by the posted deadline. The results of the appeal are final.

Philosophy of Community Damage

Community damage is defined as any damage within the common areas of a residence hall (hallways, lounges, bathrooms, etc.) for which the responsible individuals cannot be identified, either through self-reporting or through identification by other individuals. The purpose of the community damage concept is educational in nature. The policy introduces students to their greater responsibilities to the community in which they live. It is imperative that all students be concerned with the safety and treatment of all University property, including what is found in public areas of the floor and main areas of the residence hall.

When community damage is discovered, the RHD will post signs informing residents of the damage and asking for any information. If responsibility for the damage is not taken within 5 business days of the posting, the floor or residence hall is charged for the damage. The community damage charge is assessed by taking the total cost of repair/replacement (parts & labor), and distributing the total equally among all residents of the floor or residence hall, including Resident Assistants with a minimum community damage charge of $5 per resident.

How the community damage process works:

  • The RHD verifies and photographs the damage, if possible.
  • An incident report is completed and filed.
  • A work order or emergency work order is generated. The RHD will indicate that it is a common area damage.
  • An email or signs describing the damage and asking for further information are posted throughout the community on the day the damage is documented.
  • Residents are given 5 business days from the time of posting to take responsibility for the damage.
  • If the individual who caused the damage is not found responsible, the community as a group is charged for the damages.
  • As members of the community, RAs are included in the billing of damage charges.
  • If the community is held responsible for the damage, memos are sent via e-mail, in addition to being posted throughout the community. This will notify the residents of the exact amount charged and the nature of the damage.
  • Residents are billed each time a damage occurs, not just once per semester or year.
  • Community damage charges cannot be appealed.

Personal Property Left in Residence Halls

Any personal property left at the end of the contract period will be removed from the room by Residence Life staff. A certified letter will be sent to the address listed in the University system, notifying the student of the found property. If not claimed within 10 days, it will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of accordingly. During this 10-day period, Aurora University, its officers, employees, and agents will not be responsible for damage to or theft of the property.

Room Refunds

Students who terminate occupancy within the semester should refer to their contract terms for cancellation penalties.

Board (Meal) Plans

All students living in the residence halls are required to be on a board plan. The 2021-2022 meal plan choices are as follows:

Residential 19 (19/wk with $50 points/semester): $2,720 per semester

Residential 15 (15/wk with $275 points/semester): $2,560 per semester

Residential 10 (10/wk with $100 points/semester): $1,990 per semester

Block 125 Plan (125/semester with $400 points/semester): $2,130 per semester Block 175 Plan (175/semester with $150 points/semester): $2,130 per semester

Board Plan Changes

Students may change (increase/decrease) their board plan only within the first three weeks of the semester. Board plan change requests must be submitted in writing to the Office of Residence Life. Simply email with your request.

Board Plan Refunds

Students who cancel their meal plan and housing during the semester will have their meal plan prorated as of the Thursday following the last date of occupancy. If, however, a student uses a disproportionately high amount of meals and/or points, he/she also will be charged for this difference.

End of Semester Check-Out Policy

Residential students are expected to check-out of their room by the posted hall closing date and time for each semester, being sure to follow any specific instructions that are communicated to them about the check-out process.

Official University Communication

Your Aurora University email account is your official electronic address while you are at AU. Not only is it the address that will be used by your instructors to contact you about your classes, but also AU administrative offices regularly send important information, including billing and grade information, exclusively to this address. The Office of Residence Life also will send important housing information to your student e-mail address. It is your responsibility to check your account regularly.

Additionally, your AU email account is used to schedule disciplinary meetings. Post-meeting follow up letters also will be sent via email. You are responsible for checking your email regularly; failure to do so will not absolve you of responsibility for student disciplinary issues.

Room Access and Entry Rights

Under the provisions of the housing contract, the University reserves the right to enter students’ rooms for routine maintenance or in case of emergency. When an occasion arises to enter the room for maintenance, the following procedures will be followed:

  • The person entering the room will knock first and ask permission to enter.
  • If the room is vacant, maintenance personnel will enter the room and take care of necessary repairs.
  • All Physical Properties personnel can be identified by their identification badge.
  • Physical Properties staff responding for repairs will place a door hanger on the door to inform the student of the repair status.

Room Searches

The Office of Residence Life and/or the Office of Campus Public Safety reserves the right to enter rooms and vehicles for issues of safety, security, and suspected policy violations, given reasonable cause. The staff will seek permission to enter first; however, if entry is denied (by absence or failure to comply), the responding staff members will key into the room. Room searches will be cleared with the Director of Residence Life, unless unusual circumstances cause a delay.

Students must cooperate with any and all officials during a room/vehicle search. Policy violations encountered during a search are subject to disciplinary procedures.

Health and Safety Inspections

The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to conduct health and safety inspections in each resident room at least once per semester, or as deemed necessary. These inspections are intended to check the life safety equipment provided in each room (i.e. smoke detectors) and to ensure that the living environment is safe for residency. Health and safety inspections will be conducted by the RA and/or RHD; the Dean of Student Life, Director of Residence Life, Director of Campus Public Safety, and/or Director of Physical Properties or any of their designees may be included, if deemed appropriate. Students will be given prior notice (a minimum of 24 hours in advance) for scheduled health and safety inspections.

Personal Property Insurance

It is suggested that resident students check to see if their property is covered by a homeowner's or renter's insurance policy, and if not, the possibility of getting such coverage should be investigated. The school is not liable for theft or damage of any personal belongings. Please keep your door locked at all times to avoid theft or security risks. We strongly recommend that students keep a record of serial numbers for valuable items, such as laptops, cell phones, iPods, etc.


The Office of Residence Life does not provide storage for personal items. Please contract with a local company if you need storage space.

Personal belongings (i.e. bicycles, storage containers, etc.) may not be stored in common areas of the residence halls, including but not limited to: laundry rooms, lounges, bathrooms, hallways, etc. The Office of Residence Life will not be responsible for items left in common areas.

FERPA (Family Educational Right to Privacy Act)

By law (FERPA), University staff are not able to release information about students to anyone, without the written consent of the student. This applies to student conduct situations, damage charges, academic standing, and financial information. Parents and students are encouraged to communicate openly with one another about life on campus. Should questions arise, the student will need to complete a release of information form with the Office of Residence Life before any information is provided.

Shared Responsibility/Rights of Roommates

All students assigned to a residence hall room share equal responsibilities and rights for that room, including room condition, visitation/overnight guest access, and policies.

Dealing with Conflict

As with any community, the potential for conflict exists within a residence hall setting. Roommates, neighbors, and hall members will not always agree. When conflicts arise, students are strongly encouraged to work through these on an individual basis. If a student finds him/herself unable to resolve an issue, the Residence Life staff is trained on conflict mediation and is available to assist with resolving the situation. A floor’s RA is the first staff member to contact if conflict arises.

Safety and Security

For your safety, the residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. The student’s ID serves as the exterior door key for their assigned residence hall. Students also are issued a room key and are responsible for this key. If a residence hall key is lost, the student will be charged for re-coring the door and a new key will be issued. For security reasons, students must notify the Office of Residence Life immediately when a student ID is lost or stolen; the student will be required to obtain a new ID. The Office of Residence Life will not issue temporary ID cards.

Every night an RHD is on duty, as well as RAs for each area. The duty RAs conduct security rounds in the halls and carry radios connecting them to the RHD and Campus Public Safety.

Campus Public Safety dispatch is staffed 24 hours a day. Campus Public Safety staff make hourly rounds of campus and respond to issues and concerns in and out of the residence halls.

Emergency Contact Information

Residential students are required to complete an emergency contact information card upon checking into their assigned residence hall. It is vital that this information be accurate and thorough. You may also be asked to include information related to your plan for quarantining. The Office of Residence Life asks for an emergency contact phone number, as well as any existing medical conditions that the student may have. This information is kept confidential and is used only in cases of emergency. By completing this card, the student is providing the Office of Residence Life permission to contact the named individuals in case of an emergency.

Missing Student Notification

If a member of the Aurora University community is concerned about the whereabouts of a resident student and believes that student may be missing, the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Campus Public Safety should be notified. All resident students will be provided with the option to register a confidential contact person to be notified in the case that the student is determined to be missing for 24 hours. Only authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers in furtherance of a missing person investigation may have access to this information. Regardless of whether or not a confidential contact person is provided, local law enforcement will be notified when an on-campus student has been determined to be missing for 24 hours. Parent(s) or guardian(s) of students less than 18 years of age and not emancipated also will be notified. This policy does not preclude implementing these procedures in less than 24 hours if circumstances warrant a faster implementation.

Class Attendance

Aurora University students are expected to attend classes regularly with satisfactory progress and persistence towards graduation. If a resident is reported to not be attending classes their housing contract will be cancelled and they will be required to vacate housing. When students are unable to attend class due to illness or injury they should communicate directly with their instructors. The Dean of Student Life is also available to assist in sending notification to instructors as well.


Residents are responsible for the use and control of their room key, as well as their student ID, which serves as the exterior door key to their assigned residence hall. Lost keys and student IDs must be reported to the RHD immediately. The minimum charge for a lock change and replacement keys is $120 (lock changes for suites will cost more).

If a student loses his/her key, a duplicate key can be checked out from the RHD offices. If the spare key is not returned within 72 hours or as directed by the RHD, the lock will be changed and the student will be billed for the full amount of the lock change. Keys or ID’s cannot be given to anyone else for use for safety reasons.

Student ID

Students are issued an Aurora University photo identification card after registration. This card is required for the use of University facilities/services, and for free or reduced price admission to paid events on campus.

For residential students, the ID card serves as the exterior door key to their assigned residence hall; it also is required to access dining services, using a meal plan. Damaged or lost ID cards must be replaced immediately; the fee to replace a lost, damaged, or stolen ID currently is $35. Students should not give their IDs to anyone else to possess other than themselves.

Lock-Out Procedures

Students who are locked out of their residence hall and/or room should contact Residence Life during business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or Campus Public Safety during non-business hours for access. The student’s name and ID number will be checked against the residence hall roster. Students will be charged $5 for their first lock-out; charges will increase in increments of $5 for each additional lock-out.

Student IDs are considered keys; as such, students requesting a lock-out entry because they do not have their ID will be charged for a lock-out, at the rates listed above.


Students are responsible for keeping their own rooms clean and orderly. The University housekeeping staff maintains the residence hall public facilities, such as hallways, community bathrooms, and lounges.

Work Orders

Students should complete a work order request form through SpartanNet for repairs that need to be made to their room or other area within the residence hall community. Submission of a work order authorizes the Physical Properties staff to enter the room and make the necessary inspection and/or repair. Physical Properties will respond to all work orders as quickly as possible. If a student feels a work order has not been responded to in a timely fashion, they should contact their RHD.

Telephone and Voicemail Service

Students who wish to have a phone in their room can request this through the Information Technology Services office. Emergency phones are located outside each hall.

Telephone Monitoring

Aurora University is a private university with its own phone system which allows us to collect information, much of which can be used to identify 911 users, fraudulent use, prank callers, harassment calls, etc. By signing the residence hall contract, you acknowledge Aurora University's ability and right to monitor calls for the above purposes, if necessary. Permission to monitor such calls may be obtained first, if possible.

Mail Service

All mail for residential students is handled through the Aurora University mail room. Students can get their mailbox key by going to the Mail Center to request their key. This key will need to be returned by the student to the Mail Center upon leaving the residence halls at the end of the academic year. Mail is delivered Monday through Friday (except holidays). To expedite delivery, mail should be sent to:

Aurora University
(Student's Name)
(Student’ Mailbox)
347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506-4892

HD Cable TV

High Definition (HD) Cable television is provided as part of the residence hall room rate. Students must bring their own TV and coaxial cable cord. The television must be equipped with a “QAM” tuner in order to be able to receive cable channels. Most TVs built after 2004 are generally equipped with this tuner. The current channel lineup includes:


The U


NFL Network




NBC Sports Chicago




Big Ten Network (IL)


Ion Televisions


Cartoon Network










Estrella TV




Guide Channel










Fox News Channel


Cozi TV




Azteca America








The CW






The Weather Channel


Television Station


USA Network


Soul of the South


















Food Network


Comedy Central




The U




History Channel




National Geographic Channel


Disney Channel


BBC America




The Jam Encore




Fox Business






The Travel Channel


NBC Sports Network




Internet Access

Physical Internet Connections
Each residence hall room includes wired internet, telephone, and cable television connections.

Aurora University has a wireless network with two different SSIDs (or identifying names) depending on the associated access and location. It is our goal to expand the accessibility, reliability, and security of all of our WiFi networks - wherever you are.

Aurora Campus

AU-Resnet is the primary wireless network in residential buildings. Username and password is the same as your email. Depending on your account you will have varying levels of access to internal and external resources.

ResHall-Devices is the AU wireless network for gaming and entertainment devices. The present security code is: Aurora_1893

For help connecting your Apple device to the AU wireless, refer to this website:

Resident WiFi and Gaming
Some games that encompass peer-to-peer elements are not designed to work on a secured network. Please contact ITShelp at 630-844-4889 or for assistance.

Computer Labs
For information on Computer Labs on the Aurora Campus, refer to this website:


Each hall is equipped with cash-card laundry equipment. These cards may be purchased for $5.00 from a machine in each residence hall; the card has a value of $3.00 on it. Students can add value to their laundry cards at this machine. The University is not responsible for any damages incurred while doing laundry in the residence halls. Residents are able to view the status of machine availability by going to the website: and then choosing Aurora University, then the applicable residence hall.

Whether you were involved as a student in your high school or never were a member of an organization in your life, getting involved on campus is a great opportunity! A variety of outlets for involvement are available, and we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to make a positive difference in our community.

Benefits of Getting Involved

Moving into the University setting may feel overwhelming at first. Getting involved on campus can lead to many other opportunities later in your college career and afterwards.

  • You will be able to get to know a lot of people, similar to and different from you.
  • You will have inside information on upcoming activities.
  • You will develop leadership skills, which every employer is seeking.
  • You will have the opportunity to influence the community environment of which you are part.
  • You will have the opportunity to be connected to the larger University.
  • You will be able to plan activities that you and your friends want to see happen.
  • You will have the chance to show your school pride.
  • You will be a part of a community and can make your mark.

Many leadership opportunities await you on the Aurora University campus. For more information, please contact your RA, RHD, or any member of the Student Life staff.