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Frequently Asked Questions (Orientation)

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New to Roosevelt? Have questions about our New or Transfer Student Orientations? Read our FAQ to get all the info you need in one place.

When is Freshman Orientation?

Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24

When is New Transfer Student Orientation?

Saturday, August 26

Is attendance required?

Yes, student participation for Freshman and New Transfer Student Orientation is required for all new, incoming undergraduate students at the Chicago Campus. If you have questions, please email the Center for Student Involvement at csi@roosevelt.edu or call (312) 341-2015.

How much does orientation cost?

The cost of Freshman and New Transfer Student Orientation program is billed directly to your student account. The amount for fall 2017 Freshman Student Orientation is $100. The amount for fall 2017 New Transfer Student Orientation is $60.

Can I bring parents of guardians to orientation?

Our New Student Orientation programs are designed specifically for our new students only. Parents should attend the Starting Out at Roosevelt (SOAR) dates for specific parent-related orientation information.

I’m a new 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 at reslife@roosevelt.edu or (312) 341-2005.

Where do I park once I arrive at Roosevelt?

You may valet your car at the Park 1 parking garage located on the southeast 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 Orientation?

Students should report to the first-floor lobby of the Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Ave., for check-in.

Will food be provided?

Yes, we will make sure you’re fed throughout the day.

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!