Spring 2019 Move Out Information

All residents must be moved out of the Wabash Building by Tuesday, May 14th by 12:00 PM (Noon). No residents are allowed to stay past this deadline.

Fall 2019 Wabash Building and University Center Move-in Schedule

  • Friday, August 16th, 2019 : New CCPA & International Students (9 am - 12pm)
  • Tuesday, August 20th, 2019: New First Year and New Transfer students (9 am - 12pm)
  • Friday, August 23rd, 2019: Returner students (9 am - 12pm)

*We ask that you please follow this time schedule. If you arrive before or after your designated date/time block, expect a long wait time to check in.

Wabash Building Residents

Wabash Building

The Wabash Building is located at 425 South Wabash Avenue between Van Buren and Congress. Wabash Avenue is a one-way street going southbound. We encourage you to approach Wabash from the North, going South to avoid congestion on the corner of Van Buren and Wabash.

Unloading Instructions

Residents pull up curbside in front of the Wabash Building to unload their belongings. Be sure to have someone stay with your vehicle at all times. Immediately after unloading, you must move your car to a permanent parking location. Parking is not offered by the university as we are an urban campus. However, there are many parking lots and garages in the immediate area. Smart phone apps like “Best Parking” and “Spot Hero” are helpful in finding the best rates in the area. Prices will vary between parking options.

Check-In Process

Check-in will be conducted at the Office of Residence Life on the 14th floor of the Wabash Building. When you arrive to the Wabash, head inside, let the Campus Safety officers at the Campus Safety desks on the 1st and 14th floor know that you are a new student and need to pick up keys to your new room. If you have your University ID, please have it with you. Once there, you will receive a room key and a Room Condition Report (RCR). While you are completing the check-in process, your friends and family can wait in their vehicle for you.

Speed Packs

Roosevelt provides giant cardboard boxes on wheels called “Speed Packs”. Speed Packs make your unloading process easy and efficient. They eliminate the need to carry your belongings. Most students can transport all of their belongings to their room in one or two Speed Packs. You will be able to barrow a Speed Pack when you check-in at the Office of Residence Life.

Mail/Packages

Every student living in the Wabash building has their own personal mailbox. Mailbox number and combination will be emailed to the student at their Roosevelt email account soon after moving in. Students are able to receive packages at the Wabash Building any time after Monday, January 14th. To retrieve packages sent to Roosevelt upon arriving to campus, students should visit the Mail room, located on the 1st floor of the Auditorium building, in the lobby.

Meal Plans

Meal plans for the Spring 2019 semester will be active on Saturday, January 12th for International students and Thursday, January 17th for all other new students. New students will be able to utilize their meal plan in the McCormick Dining Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Wabash Building. Students must have their University ID card with them when purchasing food items in the Dining hall as the meal plan is loaded onto their ID card.

UNIVERSITY CENTER Residents

University Center is located at 525 South State Street.

Unloading Instructions

Residents pull up in Holden Court directly behind University Center to unload their belongings.  Be sure to have someone stay with your vehicle at all times.  Immediately after unloading, your vehicle must be moved to a nearby parking lot.  Parking is not offered by the University Center as we are an urban campus.  However, there are many parking lots and garages in the immediate area.  Smart phone apps like Best Parking and Spot Hero are helpful in finding the best rates in the area.  Prices will vary between parking options.

Speed Packs

University Center provides giant cardboard boxes on wheels called Speed Packs.  Speed Packs make your unloading process easy and efficient. They eliminate the need to carry your belongings.  Most students can transport all of their belongings to their room in one to two trips.  

Check-In Process

Check-in is conducted on the second floor of University Center. Students receive a University Center ID, Bedroom/Closet key, Room Condition Report (RCR) instructions, mailbox combination, and meal plan information.

Orientation Information

New International Student Orientation is Monday, January 14th, 2019 from 9:30 am -1:00 pm.
Please check-in with International Programs between 9 am - 9:30 am in the lobby (1st floor) of the Wabash Building.
Please contact Dawn Hougland, at international@roosevelt.edu with questions.

New Student Orientation (For all other New Students) is Friday, January 18th, 2019 from 9am – 5pm.
Check-in starts at 9:00am in the Roosevelt University Auditorium building, Fainman Lounge.

New students will attend a variety of sessions, get their RU ID, and take a tour of the university.
Please contact the Orientation team at CSI@roosevelt.edu with questions.

If you have not already signed up for Orientation, click on this link to register: https://applyru.roosevelt.edu/register/spr19orientation

What To Bring

Moving into the residence hall can be a stressful experience, when trying to determine what to bring, what not to bring, and what is provided. We advise reviewing our lists below for guidance. If you forget anything important, there are a number of stores within walking distance that include Walgreens, Target, Jewel Osco (grocery), Macy's, Old Navy, Nordstrom Outlet, Sears, and TJ Maxx!

Living in the UC? Then check-out their website for instructions on what to bring, packing advice, move-in directions, and resident handbook with all the policies and procedures.

Wabash Building

Essentials

  • Alarm clock
  • Iron, ironing board and clothes hangers
  • Laundry detergent and laundry basket or bag
  • Linens/blankets and pillows (beds use extra-long twin sheets)
  • Toiletries and any needed pharmaceutical supplies
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Wastebasket
  • Microfridge

Other Considerations

  • Room decorations to make your place feel like home
  • 3M Command Strips
  • School supplies
  • Computer/laptop
  • Headphones
  • Television
  • Flashlight
  • Hair dryer

Things Not To Bring (Not Permitted)

  • Candles and incense
  • Animals, pets
  • Bed, couch, extra chairs
  • Open coil cooking appliances (such as toaster or coffee pot)
  • Electric blanket
  • Space Heater
  • Fireworks, firearms, explosives, or other weapons, replicas or facsimiles
  • Halogen lamp
  • Hoover board

Furniture Provided

Remember, the room/suite is to be shared with another person and their belongings. Please pack accordingly. Talk with future roommates and decide which shared items each person will be bringing.