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Female student smiling and shouting near Cook Stadium.

Campus Life

For a school that’s all about STEM, you might be surprised to hear we have a vibrant arts scene and dozens of clubs and intramural sports—not to mention Greek life and so many student activities you won’t want to leave campus.

Welcome to Life at Rose-Hulman

Serious students need serious time to have fun, and there’s lots of opportunity to put the books aside and ssocialize! Alumni speak fondly of the friendships they formed and the great times they had building the legendary Homecoming bonfires, performing in concerts or student productions, and participating in social activities. You, too, will look back on these years as some of the best in your life.

Life at Rose-Hulman!

Our academic credentials are well known—but Rose-Hulman is also an awesome place to hang out, play, and enjoy life!

!Several members of the Rose Grand Prix Racing team help the team’s driver prepare for a race.

90+ Clubs, Teams & Orgs

Take your pick from student organizations such as the Human Powered Vehicle Team, gardening club, drama club, our Residence Hall Association and more! 

!Outside view of the Sports and Recreation Center showing a portion of the William Welch Track and Field track.

Sports and Recreation

Our Sports and Recreation Center features a climbing wall, weight and cardio rooms, a track, basketball and racquetball courts, an awesome swimming pool, and more.

!Students wearing hardhats building the annual bon fire tower using hundreds of railroad ties.

Our Campus Traditions

From our fierce mascot, Rosie, to our massive homecoming bonfire, our campus is home to lots of outstanding traditions highlighting the fun we’ve had here for more than 100 years.

!Several smiling members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity wearing yellow T-shirts with red Greek letters.

Greek Life

Our numerous fraternities and sororities are opportunities for friendship, leadership, and camaraderie. All of our chapters are affiliated with national or international organizations.

Plates of delicious-looking food.

Meals and More by Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit’s from-scratch cooking, nutritional approach and local sourcing guarantee that the food on campus is both sustainable and satisfying. And if you have special dietary needs, or just want a variety of tasty foods to choose from, you’ll find options to suit you. Visit our dining services page to get the details about meal plans, hours of operation, nutritional information and more!

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