Leave Your Mark Before You Leave

Commemorate graduation by making a gift of any amount in support of student scholarships and take your place in Rochester University’s legacy of Warrior Pride. The tradition of giving connects you, our newest alumni, to the next generation of students following in your footsteps.

We are suggesting a gift of $22 or more in honor of your graduation year, but no gift is too small – it’s the participation that is important. All seniors who give a minimum of $22 will receive a philanthropy cord to wear in honor of their contribution to the Senior Class Legacy Campaign. This cord worn at Commencement symbolizes your support of RU and future Warriors.


  • To pay it forward to our future Warriors. Nearly every student has benefitted from the generosity of others who went before them. Pay it forward to current and future Rochester University students.
  • To show your Rochester University pride. Gifts influence Rochester University’s ranking. High participation rates help Rochester University remain competitive—and increase the value of your degree.
  • To leave a legacy. Your support of the Senior Class Gift makes a major impact on the future of Rochester University. You can make a positive impact on the experience of your fellow students before you even graduate.
  • Make a tribute gift. Consider honoring someone who impacted your RU experience – a friend, faculty member, coach, adviser, staff member, etc. As a thank you, the Office of Development will send a note to the person, letting them know you made a gift in their honor.


You are encouraged to give $5, $22, $50 or any amount that is meaningful to you!


  • Online »
  • Venmo: @RUGiving
  • By phone: Call 248-218-2021
  • By US mail: Send your check to: Rochester University | Development Office, 800 W. Avon Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Questions? Please contact Angie Haig, Development & Alumni Relations Officer at 248-218-2021 or