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Freshmen New Student Orientation

Fall 2015 New Student Orientation (NSO) is Roosevelt's required 4-day orientation for all new freshmen students. During NSO we’ll cover college transition, introduce you to campus resources and provide you an opportunity to meet your entire class. You’ll get a chance to get settled at Roosevelt and we think you’ll have a great time!

New Student Orientation Details

  • Tuesday, August 18--Friday, August 21, 2015
  • Check-in on Tuesday, August 18 begins at 12:30pm and the program begins at 1:00pm.
  • All four days of New Student Orientation are required of all incoming first-year students.
  • Orientation is for students only; please do not bring guests.
  • Please make sure you attend a Starting Out At Roosevelt (SOAR) date prior to attending orientation.

Residential Students

First-year residential students should attend all Orientation events from Tuesday, August 18-Friday, August 21, including evening activities. Residence Life will contact you with your specific move-in date/time. Questions regarding move-in? Contact the Office of Residence Life: or (312) 341-2005.  Residential students will pick up their CTA U-Pass on Monday, August 17.

Commuter Students

First-year commuter students should attend all daytime orientation events on Tuesday, August 18-Friday, August 21. We encourage you to stay for our evening social programs, but understand that you might need to arrange transportation. You should plan to be on campus during the following times at a minimum:

  • Tuesday, August 18 from 12:30pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 19 from 10:00am-5:30pm
  • Thursday, August 20 from 10:00am-5:30pm
  • Friday, August 21 from 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Commuter students should plan to pick up their CTA U-Pass on either Monday, August 17 or prior to the start of orientation Tuesday, August 18. More information and specific distribution times can be found on the CTA U-Pas page.
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Spring 2016 New Student and Transfer Student Orientation

Spring 2016 New Student and Transfer Student Orientation is a required 1-day program for all new freshmen and transfer students starting in the spring semester. Spring orientation will take place in January 2016 and more information will become available in the coming months.