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New Student Orientation Frequently Asked Questions

Fall 2014 Transfer and New Student Orientation Schedule

 The Fall 2014 Transfer and New Student Orientation schedule will be available soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates?

Transfer Student Orientation:

  • August 2014- specific date available soon.
  • Orientation will end by 5:00pm
  • You must register to RSVP; registration information will be available this spring.

Freshmen New Student Orientation:

  • August 2014- specific dates available soon.
  • You do not need to register; all new first-year students are automatically signed up.

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 the orientation program is billed directly to your student account.

  • Freshmen: $100
  • Transfers: $60

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) fall dates for specific parent-related orientation information.

 

I’m a freshman commuter student, am I required to attend everything?

We want you to participate in all aspects of NSO, as we know that this is the best opportunity to meet your classmates and get connected to Roosevelt. However, we recognize that you might have transportation challenges later in the evening. At the bare minimum, please plan to be on campus for the following dates & times:

  • Specific dates & times will be announced this summer.

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 Goodman Center, 501 S. Wabash Ave. for check-in.

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

 

You can download the PDF version of this information here.