HOUSING APPLICATION CONTRACT

  • The Housing Application is completed online via the Housing Portal. Once inside of the application, you will be able to select your room type and roommates!
  • Once all of the steps of the application are completed, you will be asked to review and electronically sign the Housing Contract.
  • When you electronically sign the contract, you are agreeing to the contract terms. It is very important that you read the entire contract and understand all of the terms and conditions.
  • Upon completion and submission of the Housing Application and Contract, the student is contractually obligated to pay the cost of room and board.
  • The housing contract is binding for the contract period which is the entire academic year (fall and spring semesters).
  • After completing that step, you will be emailed a confirmation indicating that your contract has been signed.
  • The university does not offer housing contracts by semester. However, an exception is made for new students, who enter in the spring semester.
  • Roosevelt University also offers summer housing that runs from mid-May to mid-August.

HOUSING APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY OPEN

SPRING 2021

  • It is not too late to sign up to live on campus, you can still move back on. Interested in this option, simply email reslife@roosevelt.edu letting us know you are interested in a housing application for the Spring 2021 semester.

SUMMER 2021

  • Full contract term: May 12th – August 19th
  • First half of summer contract term: May 12th – July 1st
  • Second half of summer contract term: July 1st – August 19th

AY 2021 – 2022

  • August 20th, 2021 – May 10th, 2022
  • Fall semester: August 20th, 2021 – December 18th, 2021
  • Spring semester: January 16th, 2022 – May 10th, 2022

HOW TO APPLY FOR HOUSING

The housing application will remain open for each term until there is no more space available. If no housing is available, students will either be placed on a wait list or into temporary rooms. They will be assigned to a permanent room as soon as one becomes available based on when their contract and deposit were received.

TIMELINE

STEP 1: APPLICATION & HOUSING CONTRACT

Housing Application for AY21-22 opens on Monday, March 1st

  • PAY HOUSING DEPOSIT (If new student to housing)
    • $250 – This payment gets applied as a credit towards your first semester housing charges.
  • Complete or Update you Profile
  • Select your Room Preferences
  • Complete or Update your Emergency Contact Information
  • Sign your housing agreement
    • Don’t rush through reading the contract. It is very important that you read and understand the terms and conditions you are agreeing to when you submit the contract.
    • If you wish to cancel your contract, you may do so without penalty by submitting a cancellation request form by no later than 10 calendar days after the date you sign the agreement. After that 10th day mark, you are subject to the cancellation policy.
    • You should only submit a housing contract if you intend to live on-campus. The contract is a legally-binding agreement, and is not cancelled unless for the reasons stated on the Housing Contract Cancellation Request Form found on the Housing Portal.

STEP 2: ROOM SELECTION

Returner students:  

Between March 1 – March 26: (Returners – Students who lived on campus during AY20-21) 

  • Step 1: Pay deposit, complete app, sign contract 
  • Step 2: Form your roommate group (every member of the group must have completed step 1) 
  • Step 3: Designate a group member to complete “Roommate request form” to ask for room assignment.

March 29 – April 2:

  • Housing staff will reach out to roommate group, via RU email, to confirm room assignment. 
  • Each student will have 24 hours to request changes/or back out of roommate group assignment.  
  • If any student backs out, they would be required to go through room selection as an individual. 

April 5 – 9:

Tuesday 4/6 = Loyal Customers (Any student who lived on campus during AY20-21)  

  • Individuals get access to housing portal to select a room.

Wednesday 4/7 & Thursday 4/8: All other returning students (Continuing undergrad/grad/transfers)

  • Individuals get access to housing portal. They will receive a timeslot to access room selection based on the date they signed their housing contract.

New Students (New Freshman):

Between March 29 – May 14:

  • Step 1: Pay deposit, complete app, sign contract 
  • Step 2: Form your roommate group (every member of the group must have completed step 1) 
  • Step 3: 1 designated group member complete “Roommate request form” to ask for room assignment. 

May 17 – May 21:

  • Housing staff will reach out to roommate group, via RU email, to confirm room assignment. 
  • Each student will have 24 hours to request changes/or back out of roommate group assignment.  
  • If any student backs out, they would be required to go through room selection as an individual. 

May 25 - 26

  • Individuals get access to housing portal. They will receive a timeslot to access room selection based on the date they signed their housing contract.

HOUSING CONTRACT CANCELLATION REQUEST

A Housing Contract Cancellation Request is for those students who have signed a 1-year or 2-year housing contract and are requesting to cancel that contract for a specific reason.

  • The housing contract is strictly adhered to with exceptions made only under extenuating circumstances.
  • The University will only release a student from contractual financial obligation for the reasons listed on the Housing Contract Cancellation Form.
  • To review what documentation is required to cancel a contract go to the Housing Contract Cancellation Request link on the Housing Portal.
  • Students, who wish to cancel their housing contract may do so by submitting a Housing Contract Cancellation Request form through the Housing Portal.

HOUSING EXEMPTION REQUEST

At Roosevelt University, we believe on-campus living provides a community for students and nurtures connections to peers and the institution. Studies have shown that students who live in residence halls are more likely to complete their degrees than those who live outside of university housing. Students will benefit from the cultural experiences, civic engagement and internship opportunities that Chicago has to offer. Because of this philosophy, all new first- year, full-time students enrolled at the Chicago Campus are required to live in University housing for their first two years.

The Housing Exemption Policy applies to:

  1. New first-year full-time students
  2. Those who are under the age of 21 or have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable college credit as of the first day of the initial term of enrollment.

If you have extenuating circumstances and wish to be considered for housing exemption, complete the Housing Exemption Request Form available in the Housing Portal. You will have to indicate your reason for exemption request and will have to provide required documentation to support your request. Your application will not be reviewed until the required documentation is received.

The decision notification of the outcome of the request you submit will be sent to your Roosevelt University email. Do not make alternative housing plans until you have received the decision. Submitting an exemption request DOES NOT GUARANTEE that you will be exempt from the housing requirement.

Being granted an exemption from the housing requirement for a certain term, DOES NOT release you from a housing agreement you have signed for that same term. (For example: If you are granted an exemption for Fall 2022 but had already singed a Fall 2022 housing agreement, you ARE NOT released from that agreement.)

If you have already signed a Housing Contract, you would have to complete a Housing Contract Cancelation Request form to be released for Fall 2022 housing. The grounds that you cite in your exemption request may not be sufficient grounds for a contract cancelation as the criteria are different.

Questions about this page?

Director for Housing Operation