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New Student Orientation Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates?

Transfer Student Orientation:

  • Friday, January 9, 2015
  • Check-in begins at 8:30am in the Auditorium Building Lobby (430 S. Michigan Ave.)
  • Program begins at 9:00am in the Auditorium Building (Congress Lounge, 2nd floor)
  • Orientation will end by 5:00pm
  • You must register to RSVP

Freshmen New Student Orientation:

  • Friday, January 9, 2015
  • Check-in begins at 8:30am in the Auditorium Building Lobby (430 S. Michigan Ave.)
  • Program begins at 9:00am in the Auditorium Building (Congress Lounge, 2nd floor)
  • Orientation will end by 5:00pm
  • You must register to RSVP

Is attendance required?

Yes, student participation for Transfer and New Student Orientation is required for all new incoming, undergraduate students at the Chicago Campus. If you have an unavoidable conflict with the date, please e-mail the Center for Student Involvement at: csi@roosevelt.edu or call 312-341-2015.

How much does New Student Orientation cost?

The cost of Spring 2015 Transfer and New Student Orientation program is billed directly to your student account.  The amount for spring 2015 is $60 per student.

Can I bring parents or guardians to orientation?

Our Transfer and New Student Orientation programs are designed specifically for our new students only. Parents should attend the Starting Out At Roosevelt (SOAR) summer dates for specific parent-related orientation information. Please visit the SOAR website for more information.

I'm a transfer or freshman resident student, when can I move into my room?

All resident students will move into their residence hall rooms prior to the start of orientation. The Office of Residence Life will contact you with your specific move-in date. All questions regarding housing should be directed to the Office of Residence Life:  reslife@roosevelt.edu or (312) 341-2005.

How do I get to Roosevelt?

Please click the link below to access a map of the campus as well as download directions to the university. Our address is 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605  http://www.roosevelt.edu/CampusCommunity/Chicago/MapsAndDirections.aspx

Where do I park once I arrive at Roosevelt?

You may valet your car at the Park 1 parking garage located on the south east corner of Wabash and Congress (next door to RU's Goodman Center). The parking attendant will give you a ticket which you need to then take to the Roosevelt security desk, located in the lobby of the Wabash Building. We will validate your valet ticket. The cost for parking will typically range between $ 10 and $15 for the day. 

Where should I report first when I arrive to Transfer and New Student Orientation?

Students should report to the first floor lobby of the Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Ave. for check-in.

Will there be food?

Yes, we will have a light continental breakfast and you’ll eat lunch with your orientation group.

What if I have more specific questions about Transfer and New Student Orientation?

Please call the Center for Student Involvement at: 312-341-2015. You may also email us at csi@roosevelt.edu.

What should I bring to Transfer and New Student Orientation?

This is an informal program; dress is casual and comfort is key. Please note, we will be moving between different buildings, so please be prepared to walk and be outside.  You should bring the following items:

  • class schedule or other important university documents
  • pen and notepad for notes or questions
  • comfortable shoes
  • enthusiasm to meet new people and prepare for your first semester