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To Do List #3


New Student Orientation Day of Service - May 22, 2019

During the week of May 6, you will receive a communication regarding your Day of Service Community Partner assignment.

New Student Orientation will kick off with a Day of Service on Wednesday, May 22. You will have the opportunity to engage in one of five team-based service projects. This first experience will underline the RFUMS values of interprofessional work, community service, and care for the underserved.

You will be introduced to the Lake County Community, the needs, assets, and what makes us a unique setting for you continue your education and develop your skills. Introduction to the community will be further enhanced by the participating agencies through a presentation on their role in the community

Students, Faculty, and staff are invited to participate through the donation of new or gently used children's books for Bernie's Book Bank.

The day will conclude with a picnic at the pavilion for all new students, faculty and staff, and our community partners. This will serve as another opportunity to connect and share knowledge and experiences between our university and those agencies working for the benefit our community.

Review Approved Tuition and Fees for 2019-20 Academic Year: 

Review the 2019-2020 Tuition and Fee Schedule for your program.

Pay Tuition Item

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science offer students the ability to pay tuition bills by credit card or electronic check online by logging into Student Self-Service.  Student Self Service accepts the following methods of payments:

  • Visa, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Electronic Check
  • 2.5% credit card convenience fee charged
  • NO charge for Electronic Check payments

Review your Class Schedule and Book List

View your current class schedule and book list on the My Program section of the New Student Website.  Please note – schedules and supply lists do update often, and we encourage students to visit this site often to see any updates that may occur.

Financing Your Health Professional Education Course

The Office of Financial Literacy has created a course designed to help new students transition into RFU. All new students will be enrolled in a mandatory online course called FYE019 - Financing Your Health Professions Education. Learning outcomes have been established so you can know exactly what you should be learning in each module.

Check Status of your Castlebranch Account

All students are required to have immunizations and background checks complete prior to the first day of classes.  It is important you check your Castlebranch account at to ensure all requirements have been fulfilled. For further information on your Castlebranch requirements, please see the Immunization Requirements on the My Program Page

Reminder – Submit Transcripts

As a follow up from To-Do List #1, if you are currently enrolled in an educational program that did not have a complete transcript at the time of your application, you must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended including your final transcript showing the conferral of your degree (if applicable for your program) and any prerequisite courses in progress.  If you’re unsure if all transcripts were final at the time of application, please contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment at or 847-578-3204 for clarification.

Direct Deposit

Enroll in direct deposit to be able to receive your financial aid refund directly to your bank account. Sign up through WebAdvisor and follow the instructions. 

Address and Emergency Contact Information

To update your address on file, or your emergency contact information, please log into Self-Service.  Once logged in, click on your username on the right corner of the page. Under "User Profile", you will be able to update your address. Under "Emergency Information", you will be able add your emergency contact(s) there.  

We will immediately begin sending all mail to the most recent address you have listed with the university. Please do not update your address unless you are ready to start receiving all mail at your new address immediately. It is recommended that you do not update your address until you are living at your new address and can receive mail there. 

Please note that the university keeps only a single address at a time as current for each student for all purposes and we cannot designate different addresses for different purposes.  

Please be sure to update this information whenever there is a change.


Student ID Card

We know many students will arrive in the North Chicago area prior to Orientation. We encourage you to visit campus early to get your Student ID. This will allow you access into the building so you can get acclimated before Orientation and classes begin.

If you are living in Student Housing on campus, you will receive your Student ID Card as part of your check in to Student Housing.

There are two options for obtaining your Student ID:

  1. Do it Yourself (DIY) Student ID Instructions. If you choose this option you will need to stop by Campus Safety in the Basic Sciences Building Room L.372 when you arrive on campus to pick up your ID Card.
  2. You can get your Student ID Card beginning 10 days prior to your New Student Orientation Monday - Friday, in the Campus Safety Office Room L.372. Our Security Staff is anticipating that many of you will come to explore campus and get your ID before Orientation.

The ID Card Cardholder Agreement is in the Student Handbook. It is your responsibility to read and comply with the policy. Bring your photo identification (driver's license or passport) to the Campus Safety Office, which is located in the Basic Sciences Building, Room L.372. The Campus Safety staff will take your photo and issue your student ID.

Parking Pass

Parking Permits are obtained online at You will need to know your Student ID # in order to register your vehicle. You can get your student ID number by logging in to Self-Service and clicking on My Profile. Once you have your student ID number, you must register your vehicle (if you desire to park on campus) prior to the first day of classes by visiting After registering for a parking permit, you will stop by the Campus Safety (L.372) on the next business day, or the next time you are on campus, to pick up your permit hang-tag.  There is a one-time $20.00 fee for your parking pass – which is valid for your entire education at Rosalind Franklin University.

Set your Default mail settings to Gmail

As you know, RFU uses Gmail as it’s email provider.   If you wish to have a direct connection to email professors, offices, and other student services through RFU platforms, it will require you to set your default email option on your computer to Gmail.   To set your Gmail as your default client to access all your applications and email directly out of them, please follow the instructions.

Enroll in RFU Text Emergency Alerts

As a student you can enroll to receive Emergency Alerts from RFU including weather warnings, University closures, and other Campus Safety alerts right to your email or mobile phone.  We recommend all students, faculty, and staff enroll in the Emergency Alert Service to have up to the minute information regarding campus conditions.

Payment Plan Enrollment

Payment plans are available on a term by term basis. Payment plan enrollment periods are prior to the term starting.  To enroll in the Payment plan you will need to complete the RFUMS Payment Plan Application.  Email with any questions you may have.

Meal Modification Form for Orientation

During orientation there will be meals provided at some of the sessions.  If you have specific meal needs, **Please complete the Meal Modification Form ( allergies, dietary restrictions, or will be fasting)

Private Loan Deferment

The Registrar will report enrollment to the National Student Clearinghouse 15 days after the first day of classes. This will notify loan servicers of student in-school deferment. Most loans will be deferred automatically, but we encourage you to check with your loan servicer to be sure they use the National Clearinghouse to report enrollment and will receive the notification that you qualify for loan deferment.

Veteran’s Benefits

If you are veteran, and seeking educational benefit, please visit our Guide for Requesting Veteran’s Benefit.   Should you have any questions, please reach out to in our Registrar’s Office.


Spirit Store

Visit our Spirit Store to purchase RFUMS merchandise, school supplies, med/lab garments, sundries, and spirit store gift cards.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

You can email the Spirit Store at or call 847-578-3407

Online BookStore

​Rosalind Franklin University partners with MBS Direct to provide an online Bookstore option for all of your book needs.   Please visit the Rosalind Franklin University Bookstore for information on your books. Each program will have a book list posted in the My Program section of this website as your first day of classes approaches.

Student Perks Program

​Rosalind Franklin University has an  Employee & Student Perks Program (ESP) that will provide a variety of external benefits to the faculty, staff and students of Rosalind Franklin University and Rosalind Franklin University Health System. A number of local and non-local merchants and franchises offer product and/or service price discounts ("perks") to all RFUMS students. 

Popular Perks that are often used by our students include discounts on:

  • Computer Equipment
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Local Dining and Entertainment Options
  • Area Hotels