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Orientation: Frequently Asked Questions

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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 New Student Orientation?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Is attendance required?

Yes, student participation for New  Student Orientation is required for all new and transfer 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 Spring 2018 New Student Orientation is $100. 

Can I bring parents of guardians to orientation?

Our New Student Orientation programs are designed specifically for our new students only. Parents not required or expected to attend. 

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 $20 for the day

Where should I report first when I arrive to Orientation?

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

Will food be provided?

Yes, lunch.

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!

Please note: New Student Orientation is mandatory and the fee is non-refundable.