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)
All full-time, first-year and second-year students are required to live on campus. Roosevelt University has a two-year residency requirement because we understand the connection between living on campus and student success. This policy applies to students who are under the age of 21 on the first day of the initial term of enrollment and/or have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable college credit. Second-year and upperclassmen have the option to remain in Wabash or to live in the University Center.
Due to this housing requirement, all new students to housing, will sign a two (2) year housing contract. Failure to select a room and move into the residence halls during the second year of the housing contract, will lead to a $500 penalty that will be 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 Exemption Requests
Students who meet certain criteria can be exempted from the housing requirement. Exemption requests, must be submitted via the online housing portal (Hyperlink to 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.