For information on Roosevelt's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement, please visit our COVID-19 site.
Students are required by Illinois law to have an immunization record on file if they were born on or after January 1, 1957, and are planning to enroll in six or more credit hours at any time during their attendance at Roosevelt University. This record must contain proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria and tetanus. A second measles immunization with live attenuated virus vaccine is to have been given at least 28 days after the first measles immunization. You must provide these immunization records only once during your enrollment at Roosevelt.
Students who do not have immunization records to verify these vaccinations should immediately contact their physician to obtain a copy of their records or have the appropriate immunizations administered.
All eligible students must have a current immunization record on file before the end of their first semester at Roosevelt. The immunization records will be kept on file for 10 years from the first semester of attendance.
Only the following exemptions will be accepted if they are supported and properly verified by statements that accompany the Certificate of Immunity form:
Roosevelt's Student Health Insurance is required of all students living in university housing as well as all F1 and J1 international students unless proof of comparable insurance can be shown prior to the published deadline.
Optional participation for all other students is contingent upon registration for degree seeking undergraduate students and graduate students. Students must be currently registered to be eligible for insurance.
Insurance plan brochures are available in AUD358 (Chicago Campus) and SCH125 (Schaumburg Campus); or students can call (312) 341-2004. Visit the student health insurance web page for more information.
In the event of a serious emergency, students should call 911 or have someone take them to the nearest emergency room. The student should show his or her insurance identification card to inform the emergency room personnel of coverage for emergencies.
The Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act became effective on July 1, 1990. This act applies to Roosevelt University as it applies to "any enclosed indoor area used by the public or serving as a place of work including, but not limited to, restaurants, retail stores, offices elevators, indoor theaters, libraries, concert halls, educational facilities, auditoriums, arenas and meeting rooms." Under this Act, Roosevelt must prohibit smoking in all of its public areas, on all campuses, including lobbies, libraries, lounges, bathrooms, and in all of its work areas and conference rooms. In addition to this prohibition on indoor smoking, the Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance that became effective January 16, 2006, prohibits smoking within 15 feet of the entrances to Roosevelt's Chicago Campus buildings. Fines and other penalties are assigned for non-compliance.
No cigarettes or other tobacco products will be sold on University premises.