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 Neflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video available in the common areas (Wabash Building Residences)

Room Types


Housing Requirement

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 aon 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.

Exemption requests, such as living at home with a parent/guardian, are reviewed on an individual basis and must be submitted via the online housing portal.

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.

Apply for Housing

To gain priority access to the selection process, submit your housing application as soon as possible.

  • Log in to the online housing portal using your NetID and password
  • Submit the $250 housing deposit
  • Complete the housing application and room/roommate preferences