Topeka Open Enrollment Day

Thanks for taking the first step toward considering Friends University! We hope you’ll love the warm, caring environment here as much as our current students do. RSVP Form Please complete and submit the form below. Don’t miss the checklists that will appear below the form when you indicate whether you have taken college credit or […]


Learning happens inside and outside of the classroom. As you are preparing for professional practice, internships are a very important part of your educational experience. Internships are offered in many different formats: Required or optional Paid or unpaid Local or national Short-term or long-term Regardless of the type of internship, all experiences can help you […]

Facilities & Rates

The following cabins are available for your family or group at Rockcleft: Mountain Lodge This large, rustic lodge is the heart of Rockcleft Camp. From the Lodge’s elevated deck, campers are treated to a breathtaking view of Pikes Peak. With its mammoth stone fireplace and comfortable couches, the Lodge’s meeting room is a favorite gathering […]

Rockcleft Academic Opportunities

One-week field trips are regularly offered at Rockcleft as part of a Friends University spring or summer course. Students are not only treated to a unique learningsetting but Bill Allan also experience the group dynamics of participating in daily camp life, such as preparing meals and enjoying conversation around the fireplace in the evening. Friends […]

Calendar and Reservations

Calendar and Reservations To reserve a cabin at Rockcleft: Check availability of the dates for the cabin(s) you want to reserve on the calendar. Contact the Rockcleft calendar secretary via email at or telephone at 316-295-5888 to verify your selected reservation dates. After the calendar secretary verifies your reservation dates, a deposit of 50 […]

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the weather like? Of course, the weather in the mountains can vary quickly – from sunny and warm to hailing or rainy and cold. Usually, the average daytime high temperature in the summer months is in the 70s; the nighttime low temperature usually dips to the upper 40s or low 50s. Also, afternoon rain […]


Pioneer Missionaries Herbert and Lillie Jane Mott were a pioneer couple who had a love for God and a passion for Friends (Quaker) mission work. They spent 25 years of their youth in home mission work in Nebraska. By moving frequently and developing a circuit-rider type of ministry, this pioneer couple established 25 Monthly Meetings […]


Deposit A deposit of 50 percent of the total estimated payment is required to secure all reservations. RESERVATIONS ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL YOUR DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED. Refunds A full refund is available if the reservation is cancelled 60 days prior to the scheduled date. The deposit is non-refundable for reservations cancelled with less than a […]

Academic Advising

Academic advising is an essential element of a student’s undergraduate experience and one we take very seriously at Friends University. Students enrolled in the College of Business, Arts, Sciences, and Education are immediately connected with an advisor as they prepare to navigate college. We utilize a faculty advising model that connects students with faculty within […]

Alumni Trip Details & Pricing

Cost The final cost will be determined by the number of travelers. Airfare is not included in the cost. The quoted cost of $5,375 is based on a minimum of 10 travelers. A minimum of 10 travelers is required for the trip to occur. Final cost will be determined after the final deposit deadline on […]


The New York City Ballet and Colorado Ballet will perform at Friends University’s production of The Nutcracker

Join the Friends University Ballet Department as dancers perform their annual full-length production of “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-12, Dec. 18-19; and 2 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 19 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. Several guest artists will perform alongside student dancers from Friends University. During performances Dec. 11-13, Chandra […]

Friends University Men’s Cross Country Earns KCAC Team of Character Award

By Kelli Elmore, Assistant Commissioner Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference The Friends University men’s cross country team has been awarded the 2015 KCAC Team of Character honor. The KCAC Team of Character award was based off of the NAIA Champions of Character award and recognizes a school in each sport, as voted on by their peer coaches. “Our team members have […]

Friends University’s presents a Jazz Concert with Tanya Darby

The Friends University Jazz Department is proud to present trumpet player Tanya Darby in concert with the Friends University Jazz Ensembles on Friday, Nov. 20th at 7:30 PM in Sebits Auditorium. Tayna Darby is the jazz trumpet professor at the University of North Texas, and before this fall resided in New York City. She has […]

Friends University’s Community Orchestra

The Friends University Community Orchestra will present their fall concert on November 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium. The concert will feature two works based around Native American culture. The first work will be Colors of the Spirit by conductor Daniel Racer. Colors is based off of five paintings by Native American artist […]

Friends University’s Percussion Group to Perform

The Friends University Percussion Group will be performing an eclectic program of works on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 5:00 in the Sebits Auditorium. Pieces to be performed include An Index of Possibility by Robert Honstein, Experiences by John Cage and Boboland by Kevin Bobo. An Index of Possibility, written in 2012, is sure to […]