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Wabash Building

Wabash Facade425 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605

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The Wabash Building is a new residence hall that opened in fall 2012.  It is comprised of shared bedrooms and private bedrooms in suites, and is connected to the Auditorium Building.

The residence hall consists of these types of suites:

  • Shared Bedroom Suite - two bedrooms, with 4 people total, bathroom
  • Private Bedroom Suite - four individual bedrooms, bathroom
  • 4 Bedroom Quint Suite - three private bedrooms and one shared double bedroom, a total of 5 students will live in this room type, bathroom
  • Triple Bedroom Suite- two bedrooms, the triple bedroom will house three students; at total of 5 students will live in this room type and share the bathroom

Room Rates

When you apply for housing, you will see various room types and rates. You will select your building and room preferences on your application/contract. We will do our best to accommodate room types, buildings and roommate preferences but we cannot guarantee that you will receive your requests. Room charges will be placed on your RU account along with your tuition and fees. 

View a comprehensive list of room and board rates

Temporary Housing

The Wabash Building may designate specific rooms in the building to be temporary rooms. Students are randomly assigned to these rooms with a priority to match their housing application/contract lifestyle and roommate preferences. We will only house the third person in the temp room for up to six weeks at the beginning of the semester. Once the third roommate has been reassigned to a permanent space, all of the extra furniture will be removed from the temporary room. Compensation will be provided to students directly impacted. The housing assignment letter that is sent to students will indicate if a room is a temp and what resident in that room has been temporarily assigned and will be moved to a different location during the first six weeks of the semester.


  • Air conditioning
  • All utilities included
  • Fully furnished rooms
  • WiFi in entire building
  • 24/7 on-site security staff and secured entrances
  • Fitness room
  • Handicap accessible options
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting areas


Sustainability Award


Roosevelt University has received a framed certificate on operating an environmentally responsible laundry facilities at our new Wabash Building Vertical Campus offsetting the carbon emitted by the MacGray equipment for the next 7 years by 412,581 lbs. by purchasing a Renewable Energy Credit from "CarbonFund". We will hang this acknowledgement on the 14th floor of the Wabash Building to educate our community of the importance of reducing carbon as part of our efforts in Environmental Stewardship.


LEED Gold Certification