Chicago is Our Campus
Roosevelt’s downtown Chicago Campus is located in the heart of the city, at the corner of Congress and Wabash.
The Wabash Building, which opened in 2012, is home to Roosevelt’s student residences, student services, science laboratories, classrooms and the Heller College of Business.
The Auditorium Building
The historic Auditorium Building is home to the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Performing Arts. The University’s library provides unforgettable views of Lake Michigan’s shoreline and Buckingham Fountain.
The Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University hosts hundreds of events each year, from ballet to rock concerts, student convocation to graduation, comedians to political figures.
Lillian and Larry Goodman Center
The Lillian and Larry Goodman Center is home to the Roosevelt Lakers, RU’s 16 men’s and women’s athletic teams.
We’re Here for You
From the moment you walk through the doors, our faculty and staff are committed to making your RU experience one to remember. Stop by the Office of Admission to take a campus tour and meet your admission counselor.
While on campus, visit the University bookstore. Prospective students and families will receive 20% off your purchase of RU attire after visiting with your admission counselor.
Student Services – Mezzanine
The Mezzanine level is designed to provide a “one-stop-shop” for your visits to the Offices of Academic Advising, the Bursar, Financial Aid Services, and the Registrar.
McCormick Dining Center
Located on the 2nd floor of the Wabash Building, RU’s McCormick Dining Center provides you with made-to-order cuisine. Options range from Asian stir-fry to American comfort food, vegetarian options to gourmet desserts. The “Grab n’ Go” station is perfect for when you need a bite to eat on the way to class.
Student Activities – 3rd Floor
The Marsha and Kenneth Tucker Student Leadership Floor, the 3rd floor of the Wabash Building, is where you will find the Center for Student Involvement, the Office of Career Development and a student activity lounge.
Barry Crown Fitness Center
The Barry Crown Fitness Center is available for use by all students, staff and faculty, featuring free weights, aerobic machines, and a fitness studio that regularly hosts group classes such as aerobics and yoga. It shares the 5th floor with Roosevelt’s outdoor gardens, which provide fresh produce to the dining center.
Inside the Classroom
Your success is our priority. That’s why we aim to maintain class sizes that are appropriate for the nature of each course and allow for a personalized experience inside the classroom. Fifty-three percent of courses taught at Roosevelt have fewer than 20 students enrolled in them.
On the Cutting-Edge
The Heller College of Business’ trade room takes your classroom experience to the next level with interactive, smart technology. Its ticker features live updates of global stock markets.
Small Seminar Classroom
Seminar-style classrooms are designed to enhance group discussions and to promote engagement among you, your peers and the instructor.
Modern Laboratory Facilities
Our state-of-the-art laboratories foster collaborative research between faculty and students.
A Historic Campus
As you walk into Roosevelt’s Auditorium Building, you take a step back in time. This building, designed by famous architects Dankmar Adler & Louis Sullivan as a hotel and theatre, is a National Historic Landmark and features opulent furnishings original to the 1886 design.
Fainman Lounge is the perfect space to study or relax between classes. You can even play a game of life-size chess as you look down onto Michigan Avenue.
The Murray-Green Library and RU’s new academic services center, The Learning Commons, can be found on the 10th floor of the Auditorium Building.
The Reading Room
Attend a lecture or special event, or get some studying done, in the library’s Reading Room.
Looking to enjoy a music or theatre performance? The Chicago College of Performing Arts hosts hundreds of performances each year. Ganz Hall is one of the Music Conservatory’s resident performance spaces.
Jack Miller Center Classroom
The Jack Miller Center’s classroom for the Montesquieu Forum hosts seminar courses and small events focusing on topics within political philosophy.
Residence Life Lounge
The mission of Residence Life at Roosevelt is to support a safe and inclusive living and learning community, available to all students. The 14th floor of the Wabash Building serves as the access point to Roosevelt’s student residences.
This is one of RU’s double occupancy rooms. As a residential student, you will live in the second-tallest university building in the U.S., which offers unforgettable views of downtown Chicago. Also, consider becoming part of an LLC (Living Learning Community), a group of students with common interests who live together.
Enjoy the comfort of suite-style living, which features private bathrooms within each residence.
Grab your books and a classmate and begin studying in one of the residence hall’s conveniently located study rooms.
CCPA Dance Studio
The Studios at 218 S. Wabash provide rehearsal space to the Chicago College of Performing Arts’ Theatre Conservatory students.
Cheer on the Roosevelt Lakers at a basketball game or volleyball match. Or maybe you yourself will be on the court playing as an RU student-athlete.
Locker rooms dedicated to our men’s and women’s athletic teams.
The Lillian and Larry Goodman Center houses athletic training facilities reserved for RU’s student-athletes.