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Move-In Information for Fall 2017

We are excited that you will be living on campus this year. In July, you will receive an email with your Room & Roommate Assignment. This email is sent to your Roosevelt University student email address. For general information about move-in for all students living on campus, please read below.

Check-In Online Before Move-In Day

Part of our check-in process happens online. Before you arrive on campus, you need to complete required check-in forms.

Wabash Building Move-In Schedule

Student Population

Resident Type

Date

Times

CCPA

New

Friday, August 18, 2017

9am-Noon

New First Year Students

New

Saturday, August 19, 2017

9am-4pm

New International Students

New

Saturday, August 19, 2017

9am-4pm

New Transfer Students

All

Friday, August 25, 2017

9am-4pm

All Remaining Returning Students

Returning

Friday, August 25, 2017 and
Saturday, August 26, 2017

9am-4pm

University Center Move-In Schedule

Student Population

Resident Type

Date

Times

CCPA

New

Friday, August 18, 2017

9am-Noon

New First Year Students

New

Saturday, August 19, 2017

9am-4pm

New International Students

New

Saturday, August 19, 2017

9am-4pm

New Transfer Students

New

Friday, August 25, 2017

9am-4pm

All Remaining Returning Students

Returning

Friday, August 25, 2017 and
Saturday, August 26, 2017

9am-4pm

* Athletes: Please consult with your specific sport coach regarding your move-in day and time.

The Move-In Day Process

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.

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, your vehicle must be moved to a nearby parking lot. 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.

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 to two trips. Move-in staff and volunteers will be working to assist with the moving process.

Check-In Process

Check-in is conducted in the lobby of the Wabash Building. While friends and family unload the student's belongings, the student can go directly into the Wabash lobby to begin the check-in process. Students receive a room key, Room Condition Report (RCR), cable information, mailbox combination, and a Roosevelt University key chain and ID holder. While the student is completing the check-in process, their friends and family can take the student's belongings up to the residential floors and meet the student in front of their assigned room.

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University Center

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.  Move-in staff and volunteers will be working to assist with the moving process. 

Check-In Process

Check-in is conducted on the second floor of University Center. Once your belongings have been unloaded you will be taken to your unit to drop off belongings, the student can go to second floor to begin the check-in process, while friends and family stay in the unit and begin unloading belongings from the speed pack.  Students receive a University Center ID, Bedroom/Closet key, Room Condition Report (RCR) instructions, mailbox combination, and meal plan information. 

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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, futon, 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

  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Wardrobe Closet including two drawers
  • Desk
  • Desk chair

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.