• 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.


AY 2024– 2025

  • Fall semester: August 25, 2024 - December 15, 2024
  • Spring semester: January 19, 2025 - May 13, 2025


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 waitlist 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.


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.


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.
  3. Recently admitted students who may be on the Housing waitlist for the upcoming term.

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 the exemption request and will have to provide the 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 2024 but had already signed a Fall 2024 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 2024 housing. The grounds that you cite in your exemption request may not be sufficient grounds for a contract cancelation as the criteria are different.

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