You’ll make friends with people from all over the world, share global perspectives and live in what will become your second home. Embrace your sense of adventure, broaden your horizons and make the most of your college years with people like you.

At Roosevelt there are two residence halls: The Wabash Building Residences and the University Center. With panoramic views of Chicago’s towering skyscrapers and picturesque Lake Michigan, the Wabash Building combines classrooms, labs, dining, a fitness center and student resources, all in one remarkable building. The University Center, intended for upper-classmen, is located 1/2 block west of Roosevelt's Auditorium Building. It is a newly renovated residence hall that houses students from Roosevelt University, DePaul University, Columbia College and Robert Morris University. Students live with classmates from their own institution. Both residence halls offer amenities such as:

  • Air conditioning
  • All utilities included
  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Wi-Fi in entire building
  • 24/7 on-site security staff and secured entrances
  • Fitness rooms
  • Handicap accessible options
  • Rooftop Garden (University Center)
  • Laundry facilities (Free Laundry in Wabash Building Residences )
  • Free Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video available in the common areas (Wabash Building Residences)
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Housing Residency / Live-On Requirement

Roosevelt University has a two-year residency requirement. We believe the evidence-based research that has shown the connection between living on campus and student success. Therefore, all full-time, first-year and second-year students are required to live on campus. Due to this housing requirement, all new students to housing, will sign a two (2) year housing contract.

This policy applies to students who have either or both of the listed criteria.

  • Under the age of 21 on the first day of the initial term of enrollment
  • Have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable college credits

A resident must receive an approved Housing Contract Cancellation Request in order for the contract to be cancelled. If a resident does not receive an approved housing contract cancellation but chooses not to move-in they will be assigned a space and responsible for the full cost of housing in accordance with the housing contract. Failure to select a room and move into the residence halls during the second year of the housing contract, will result in being charged for the housing assignment and may lead to an additional $500 penalty assessed to the student’s account.

If on year two of the student’s college experience at Roosevelt University, they have met the housing requirement (Meaning, they have reached the age of 21, on or before the first day of the contract term, or have transferred in more than 30 credit hours), they will be eligible to cancel their housing contract for that second year, under the clause, “Have met the housing requirement”.

The student is responsible for completing the Housing Contract Cancellation form, available through the Housing Portal, in order to cancel their contract for the second year. Housing Exemptions are only for those who have not signed a Housing Contract. If you are a new student and meet one of the conditions to be exempted from living on-campus, please submit the Housing Exemption Form through the Housing Portal. If you have signed a Housing Contract, you must submit a Housing Contract Cancellation Request.

Please contact the Office of Residence Life if you have any questions.

Housing Exemption Requests

Students who meet certain criteria can be exempted from the housing requirement. Exemption requests, must be submitted via the online housing portal, and are reviewed individually.

The following are criterion for which a housing exemption would be granted:

  • If Roosevelt University student will be living at home with a parent/guardian and plans to commute from permanent, legal residence (if within a 50 mile radius)
  • If Roosevelt University student is a parent (and also the person asking to be exempt from the housing requirement)
  • If Roosevelt University student is Married (and also the person asking to be exempt from the housing requirement)

All residential students must have health insurance. Students will automatically be enrolled in the university’s health insurance program. However, students can choose to waive the insurance, if proof of equal or greater coverage can be provided.