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Living on Campus

From high atop the Chicago skyline, our students live and learn in one of the best residence halls in Illinois.

When you live in the Wabash Building, you discover who you are while surrounded by new ideas and people. With panoramic city views, the Wabash Building is home to classrooms, dining and fitness facilities, student organization spaces, and your new best friends — all with downtown Chicago right outside your door. Welcome to your new home.

Room with a View

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Our student residences occupy the top 17 floors of the Wabash Building, giving you unparalleled panoramic views of the Chicago skyline and lakefront, all from the heart of the city. Multiple room types are available, and you'll get some prime real estate no matter what floor you're on.  

All full-time first- and second-year students are required to live on campus, but exemptions do apply. Visit our residence halls page for more info.

Find Your Community

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Come together with other students that share common interests and passions. In Roosevelt's Living-Learning Communities (LLC), you'll find a direct route to making new friends and connecting deeper with the Roosevelt community in the Wabash Building. Programs, trips and other resources are offered throughout the year, in groups such as Global Village, Explore Chicago, and Health & Wellness.

Welcome to Wabash


"My favorite part, my number one favorite thing about living in the Wabash has to be the view. It is amazing. I love it. It’s so beautiful. It’s a great look on to the city especially. To be downtown in Chicago — the vibe, the energy downtown — it's just fun. " - Raymond Goodall (BFA Musical Theatre, '18)

Campus Safety

Providing you a safe and supportive environment in which to learn is our number one priority. Our classrooms, dining center, fitness facilities, staff offices and campus resources are all self-contained within the Wabash Building, meaning you'll always be close to home. And, our well-trained residence advisers that live in the residence halls are always available for help.

McCormick Dining Center

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Located on the 2nd floor of the Wabash Building, the McCormick Dining Center boasts an eclectic mix of culinary options, conveniently located in the same building as the dorms and classrooms. Need to grab a quick bite before class? Food is just an elevator ride away.

Health & Wellness

The Barry Crown Fitness Center can be found on the 5th floor of the Wabash Building, complete with cardio equipment, weight machines, dance studio and full locker rooms. Coupled with our convenient counseling center hours, Roosevelt has abundant facilities to keep you mentally and physically fit.

Living on Campus
Luxury Views
Luxury Views
Students can enjoy unparalleled views of Lake Michigan, the lakefront, Buckingham Fountain, Museum Campus and Chicago’s stunning skyline.
Life by the Lake
Life by the Lake
Students can enjoy unparalleled views of Lake Michigan, the lakefront, Buckingham Fountain, Museum Campus and Chicago’s stunning skyline.
Chicago, Floor to Ceiling
Chicago, Floor to Ceiling
An example of the panoramic skyline views from one of the Wabash Building’s suite residences.
Inside a Residence
Inside a Residence
Inside a double-occupancy room in the Wabash Building.
Inside a Residence
Inside a Residence
Inside a double-occupancy room in the Wabash Building.
Dining
Dining
The McCormick Dining Center is conveniently located on the second floor of the Wabash Building.
The McCormick Dining Center
The McCormick Dining Center
Food options vary — from a salad bar, sandwiches and snacks, to a market grille and eclectic world cuisines.
The Barry Crown Fitness Center
The Barry Crown Fitness Center
The Barry Crown Fitness Center is located on the fifth floor of the Wabash Building, open to all Roosevelt students, faculty and staff free of charge during designated hours.
The Barry Crown Fitness Center
The Barry Crown Fitness Center
Amenities include cardio equipment, free weights, weight machines, televisions, and a flexible dance studio for group classes and more.