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Welcome Laker parents & families and welcome to the Roosevelt University Parent & Family Program webpage! At Roosevelt University, we consider parents and families some of our most valuable partners. Parent & Family Programs is committed to joining with you to celebrate the Laker Experience. Together, we enrich the lives of RU students—and strengthen the University community as a whole.

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A Few Important Dates


August 29, 2016 First Day of Fall Classes
September 5, 2016 Labor Day (no classes)
November 22-27, 2016 Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
December 12-17, 2016 Final Exams (fall semester)
December 18, 2016 - January 16, 2017 Winter Break
January 16, 2017 Dr. MLK, Jr. Day (no classes)
January 17, 2017 First Day of Spring Classes
March 6-12, 2017 Spring Break
May 2-8, 2017 Final Exams (spring semester)
May 30, 2017 Summer Session Begins

Residence Halls Important Dates

Winter Break Closing

  • Wabash Bldg:December 18, 2016 at 12noon (students must leave but their belongings can remain)
  • University Center: Does not close

Spring Opening

  • Wabash Bldg: January 15, 2017

Academic Year Closing

  • Wabash Bldg & University Center: students must depart with all belongings on or before this dates

Financial Dates

Tuition & Fees Deadlines

  • Spring 2017 Term: December 15, 2016
  • Summer 2017 Term: May 15, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Term: July 31, 2017

Installment/Payment Plans

Highlighted Upcoming Student Events

Volunteer as Professional Development September 20th @ 6pm-8pm, location TBD
GPA Career Readiness Program Kickoff September 21st @ 12:30pm & 4:30pm in WB 317
Resume Workshop September 22nd 4:30pm in WB 416
HCB Business Career Fair September 27th @ 4pm in Congress Lounge
Mental Health Wellness Week October 3rd - 7th (see Counseling Center website for details)
Homecoming October 10th - 14th (see CSI website for details)
De-Stress Fest November 30th (see Counseling Center website for details)

See the University calendar for details and more events

Parent & Family Resources