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Residency Policy

At Roosevelt University, we believe on-campus living provides a community for students, and nurtures and cultivates connections to peers and to the institution. Studies have shown that students who live in residence halls are more likely to complete their degrees as compared to those who live outside of University housing. Students will benefit from the cultural experiences, civic engagement and internship opportunities that Chicago has to offer.

All new first-year, full-time students enrolled at the Chicago Campus of Roosevelt University are required to live in University housing for their first two years. This policy applies to students who have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable credit and are under the age of 21 on the first day of the initial term of enrollment. The following exceptions may apply: a student who lives at home with his/her parent(s) or legal guardian, a student who is married and/or is a parent, a student with demonstrated financial need that causes a significant gap between the financial aid award and the student/family resources, or a student who should not live on campus because of medical or psychological reasons. If a student wishes to apply for exemption from the residency policy, he/she must complete an exemption application. Applications are available in the Office of Student Services, Auditorium Room 358.