Rockford University’s Whispers of the Past


[] Rockford, Illinois’ first college, established before the city was even chartered, was Rockford Female Seminary.  Jane Addams, who would go on to fame as a social reformer and co-founder of Chicago’s Hull House, was a graduate of the seminary in 1881. In 1892 RFS became known as Rockford College, which remained a predominately female […]

Spotlight: Rockford College


Rockford College is steeped in history. It was founded in 1847 as Rockford Female Seminary and changed its name in 1892, but remained a predominately female academy until 1958. Jane Addams graduated from the school in 1881. In 1964 the campus was moved from its home along the river to its present location along State […]

Meet the Ghosts of Rockford College


Clark Arts Center Out of all of the buildings at Rockford College, the Clark Arts Center, which contains both Cheek and Maddox theaters, is thought to be the most haunted. It is generally believed to be haunted by a former Theater Arts professor named Knox Fowler, who designed the building in 1971 and died of […]

Explore Haunted Rockford College!


Download entire issue (in .pdf) While rich in history, Rockford College is also rich in ghostlore and the origin of a wide variety of alleged haunts. No less than three buildings are said to be home to restless spirits, along with one memorial arch, which was built using materials from the original Rock River campus. […]


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