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Living-Learning Communities

Embrace your sense of adventure. Broaden your horizons. In Roosevelt's Living-Learning Communities (LLC), students enjoy special living options in the Wabash Building that connect them to the campus community through shared interests. Blend the residential and academic experience in an LLC and further enrich your time at Roosevelt.

Interested in signing up for an LLC? Choose your preference in the housing application.

Explore Chicago

El steps - Living in Chicago - Getting Around

Discover our great city of Chicago by exploring neighborhoods, cultures, cuisines, people, organizations and urban issues. Become comfortable and confident living in an urban environment and navigating downtown. Students will be exposed to a wide array of Chicago-related events and topics, with the city serving as a classroom.

Global Village

Students with elephants on study abroad trip - Real World Experience

Begin your journey to becoming a global citizen by living in a community of international and domestic students. Develop cross-cultural understanding by learning from each other and attending events about contemporary global issues. Connect to others through your differences, support the needs of international students, and get a taste of traveling abroad.

Health and Wellness

People on bikes near Buckingham Fountain - Life in The Loop

Lead a healthy lifestyle with peers who value wellness. Learn about emotional wellness, healthy relationships, fitness and physical health, and spiritual wellness. The Health and Wellness Community creates an environment that encourages students to develop and maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit, as well as analyze the current status of public health issues.

Lab Coats

Students in lab - Focus on Excellence

Interested in science? Students in the biological, physical and health sciences who share a desire to excel and belong to a fun and supportive community live here. This productive and engaging community caters specifically to the budding scientist.

Next Phase

Alumnus Ben Sher

The Next Phase of your Roosevelt experience and your life begins here! Be a part of a vibrant community that caters to the upperclassmen experience. Juniors, seniors, graduate students, and Lakers over the age of 21 are invited to live in this community. Whether transitioning into the upperclassmen academic experience, into your graduate degree, or into your career, Next Phase is here to support your growth and development.


Featured Graduating Students - Commencement Compilation

Join a safe and supportive environment for students of all gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations. The P.U.L.S.E. community has been established to support the diverse student population at Roosevelt, examine contemporary issues, and enhance student learning in programming sensitive to issues of gender, race, ethnicity and social status.


Ali and students working in garden - Social Justice

As part of the Sustainability LLC, you will be immersed in all things green while living at Roosevelt. Become an environmental leader on campus by participating in outings, activities, and volunteer experiences that contribute to the University's sustainability goals and stay true to its social justice mission.

Transfer Experience

Smiling students - Inclusive Community

Join a community of transfer students new to Roosevelt, but not to college life. Make great friends, create shared memories and help each other navigate RU. The Transfer Experience LLC provides a supportive environment for transfer students to successfully transition into RU’s culture and community.

Brandon Rohlwing (BA '16)

"I chose Roosevelt because of its deep roots in social justice. Our university is very diverse and the Gender and Diversity Inclusive Living Community floor [now P.U.L.S.E.] reflects that diversity." 

Brandon Rohlwing - BA '16
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