Move-in Schedule: Spring 2020 Wabash Building and University Center

International Students: Sunday, January 12th from 12pm-5pm

New Residents: Thursday, January 16th from 12pm-5pm

*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 North of Van Buren so that we can avoid congestion on the corner of Van Buren and Wabash.

Check-In Process

Check-in will be conducted on the 14th Floor of the Wabash Building. When you arrive at the Wabash, head inside, to the left and take the elevators to the 14th Floor. Share that you are a new resident and need check-in and pick up keys. If you have your University ID, please have it with you. Once there, you will receive a room key. While you are completing the check-in process, your friends and family can unload any vehicles, and start bringing up your items to the 14th Floor. If you not received your university ID you will need to do so by visiting the Registrar Office Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Students arriving for International Student Orientation will receive a Temporary ID.

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 borrow a Speed Pack through the Office of Residence Life on the 14th Floor.

Mail/Packages

Every student living in the Wabash building has their own mailbox. Mailbox number and combination will be emailed to the student at their Roosevelt email account soon after moving in. Students can receive packages at the Wabash Building starting on January 12th. To retrieve packages sent to Roosevelt upon arriving at campus, students should visit the Mail room, located on the 1st floor of the Auditorium building, in the lobby. Students living at the University Center may receive packages no earlier than 48 hours prior to their move-in day.

Meal Plans

Meal plans for the Spring semester will be active on the day you move-in. Students will be able to utilize their meal plan in the McCormick Dining Center, located on the 2nd floor by presenting their University ID card when purchasing food items in the Dining hall.

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

International Student Orientation begins Monday, January 13th at 9:30am. For questions, please contact Dawn Hougland, at international@roosevelt.edu

New Student Orientation begins Friday, January 17th at 9:00am. For questions, please contact the Center for Student Involvement at CSI@roosevelt.edu.

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!

Are you 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

Prohibited Items

In order to maintain a safe and inclusive living and learning environment in the residence halls, the following items are prohibited within the Wabash Building Residential Community:

  • Unapproved pets (with the exception of fish in tanks not to exceed 10 gallons).
  • “Daisy chains" made up of power strips and/or extension cords.
  • Candles, incense, and wax warmers.
  • Lava lamps.
  • Appliances of any kind that emit an open flame or include an open heating element. This includes, but is not limited to, coffee makers (with a heating element), hot pots, hot plates, deep fryers, toasters, toaster ovens, open heating coils, and rice cookers.
  • Electrical heating appliances, such as space heaters, and portable air conditioning units.
  • Refrigerators greater than 6 cubic feet.
  • Bed risers of any kind are not allowed.
  • Free weights of any kind are not allowed.
  • Any illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, and/or drugs not prescribed to the resident.
  • Firearms or weapons of any kind, including replicas or facsimiles. This includes, but is not limited to, pellet guns, paint guns, slingshots, airsoft guns, swords, foils, or archery equipment.
  • Explosives, chemicals, or highly combustible materials. These include, but are not limited to, firecrackers, gasoline, vehicle batteries and/or unauthorized pesticides.
  • Martial arts weapons and such potentially dangerous sporting equipment.
  • Bicycles (must be stored in the bike room on the 1st floor of the Wabash Building).
  • “Hover boards” and any motorized transportation devices.
  • Alcohol apparatuses with an intended use of excessive consumption and/or high risk drinking (i.e. kegs, etc).
  • Shot glasses, wine glasses, and any items with the intended use of consuming alcohol, by persons under 21 years of age.
  • Alcohol, by persons under 21 years of age.
  • E-cigarettes, "vaping" devices, and their respective accessories.
  • Any items which are prohibited under federal, state, or local laws.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@roosevelt.edu or 312-341-2005.

Furniture Provided

Remember, it is possible your 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.