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CCPA Kick-Off Week 2015

Activities start Friday, August 14!

Students aboard the CCPA Kick-Off Week Boat Cruise

All new UNDERGRADUATE students must be on campus starting Friday, August 14
All new GRADUATE students must be on campus starting Monday, August 17

Kick-Off Week is around the corner! Please read everything that applies to you on this webpage to ensure that you are prepared for your arrival on campus. A more detailed schedule of Kick-Off Week activities for each conservatory is now available and can be accessed by clicking on the Music and Theatre Kick-Off pages listed under the link to Kick-Off Week page.

Move in for all new students living on campus will take place 9:00am-12:00pm on Friday, August 14. More detailed information on this will be sent to you by the Office of Residence Life closer to August 14. After you move in, there will be meetings in the afternoon for all new undergraduate students. 

Parents of undergraduate students, there will also be a meeting for you in the afternoon on August 14 where you will be able to ask questions of all the deans at CCPA. This parent meeting will conclude with a reception with refreshments, allowing you to relax a little before saying goodbye to your sons and daughters.

You will be busy with activities from the moment you arrive for new student orientation, so the more informed you are, the better! As always, you can contact the CCPA Office of Enrollment with questions at any time. (312) 341-6735.


Please read everything on this page.  Updates will be posted as they become available.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students can opt to give their parents or guardians access to their records at Roosevelt by filing the FERPA Consent Form with the CCPA Office of Enrollment. You may mail this in to us, or bring it with you to your first meeting during Kick-Off Week. For more information about FERPA, please visit the US Department of Education website.

RU Access

By now you should be very familiar with RU Access. This is what you will use to arrange your payment plan, check your balances, and view your housing status. You may log in by clicking on RU ACCESS in the upper right hand corner of any Roosevelt webpage. You will need your student ID number and your PIN.If you do not remember your PIN, you will need to have it reset by emailing Include your ID number, full name, and a brief summary of what you need help with. 

Roosevelt Email

If you have not yet set up your Roosevelt email account, do so ASAP! We have been sending information to this account since the beginning of June, so it is very important that you check with account regularly. Information about accessing your email can be found at

Special Needs

If you need to receive special testing consideration or other assistance for a learning or cognitive disability, please contact Nancy Litke in the Academic Success Center. Please make sure that the Dean of your conservatory is aware of this as well.

Numbers to Know

The CCPA Office of Enrollment is always happy to help you out, but we can get a little swamped in the summer. If you have a specific question pertaining to any of the following items, please call the appropriate office directly.

Housing, Roommates, Meal Plans, Health Insurance
RESIDENCE LIFE: 312-341-2005

Payment Plans
STUDENT ACCOUNTS: 312-341-3570

Federal Loans, State Grants, Non-CCPA Scholarships
FINANCIAL AID: 1-866-421-0935

Off-Campus Housing Resources

Are you over 21 and looking for an apartment in the city? Here are some helpful resources:

The Reader Online - Click "spacefinder" on the homepage. This newspaper has the most comprehensive listing of apartments available in Chicago. Favorite neighborhoods of current students include Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Bucktown, and the Loop. - You can search apartments by neighborhood, price, etc. at this website, which also contains classifieds from the Tribune.

Craigslist - Apartment listings, furniture, bikes, etc. - Sublets available by neighborhood

Chicago Tourism Bureau - Detailed information of the neighborhoods of Chicago

Chicago Transit Authority - Everything you need to know about the train and bus system

Final Transcripts

A final transcript shows all coursework that you have completed and is a statement of graduation (unless you are a transfer student). Final transcripts are the last step in the admission process, and failure to submit a final transcript can lead to complications in registration and financial aid. Your status will remain "incomplete" until this transcript is received. If you have not done so already, please contact your prior institution and arrange to have your final transcript sent to:

Roosevelt University
Office of Admission
1400 N Roosevelt Blvd, Room 110
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Financial Aid

Unless there is a completed file for you in the Financial Aid office, no funds will be distributed. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! Remember that the closer it gets to the beginning of the semester, the busier the Financial Aid office will be. We suggest making a folder for yourself and keeping copies of everything you receive from and send to the Financial Aid office. All offices within the University are doing their very best to meet the demands and needs of the students - but with so many students to handle, things can sometimes get overlooked. Keep a positive attitude, keep cool if someone makes a mistake, and be prepared with your own copies and documentation if they are needed. You will find that this will save you a lot of headaches and get your questions answered sooner.

If you are in doubt about the status of your financial aid, please call the Financial Aid office as soon as possible to avoid any confusion in August. 1-866-421-0935.

Course Registration

You will not register for classes until you meet with your advisor during Kick-Off Week. You will most likely be taking part in placement testing at the start of Kick-Off Week, which will determine some of your class assignments. For transfer students, your advisor will have your credit evaluation and will be able to determine which courses will transfer into our program.


You will be notified when you may pick up your U-Pass.  Please note that you will need to pay for your own rides on CTA until your pass is available.

Student Gig List

Want to make yourself available for paid gigs around the city? Add yourself to the Student Gig List to receive email updates about posted jobs!

Jobs on Campus

On-campus jobs are open to all students, regardless of whether or not they have been awarded Work Study through the FAFSA. Information about to how to apply for a job on campus can be found on the Campus Employment webpage. Students can apply for jobs once they arrive on campus.