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Roosevelt is nationally recognized for providing transformational experiences that create socially conscious citizens. Living in a residence hall gives students the unique opportunity to learn about themselves in a supportive environment, where they are introduced to new ideas and engage in challenging conversations. For many students, the people they meet while living in the residence hall become their best friends. Memories are made. It is an important part of the college experience.

Below you'll find details about our residences and our housing requirement. If you are looking for information about the current costs of living in our residence halls, please see the Tuition & Fees page or the Room Rates page for Current Students.

Wabash Building Residence

425 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

The Wabash Building opened in Fall 2012. Wabash Building Residence is primarily a first year residence hall. Continuing students, however, who belong to a Living-Learning Community or simply enjoy living here are welcome to return. It is a suite-style residence hall comprised of single, double and triple rooms. Suites house 4-6 residents and contain one to two bathrooms, depending on the number of beds within the suite. Members of the suite share the bathroom(s).

Important note: Wabash Building Residence closes every year during winter break. Winter break is the period between the end of Fall semester and the beginning of Spring semester. Most students go home or travel during break, but for those planning to stay in the area it is important to plan accordingly for alternative living accommodations. Only international students and select athletes, as required by their sporting events, will be permitted to stay.

Room Type Descriptions

  • Single bedrooms are occupied by one resident.
  • Double bedrooms are shared by two residents.
  • Triple bedrooms are shared by three residents.
  • Quad bedrooms are shared by four residents.
  • Super Single bedrooms are larger singles occupied by one resident.
  • Double Suites w/ Kitchenettes are double bedrooms shared with a common living space.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • All utilities included
  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Wi-Fi in entire building
  • 24/7 on-site security staff and secured entrances
  • Fitness room
  • Handicap accessible options
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting areas

University Center

525 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

University Center is a modern residence hall that houses primarily sophomores and upperclassmen. It is located just a 1/2 block west of Roosevelt University's Auditorium Building. Students from Roosevelt University, DePaul University, Columbia College and Robert Morris University reside in this building. Students are assigned to live with fellow students from their own institution. University Center remains open during winter break and therefore residents of University Center are allowed to stay. University Center is also the residence hall where summer housing is located.

Room Type Descriptions

  • Single room in 4-bedroom apartment ("Quad 4-bedroom Apt")
    • 4 individual bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room.
    • This apartment does not require a meal plan.
  • Double room in 2-bedroom apartment ("Quad 2-bedroom Apt")
    • 2 bedrooms with 2 students per bedroom, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room.
    • This apartment does not require a meal plan.
  • Double room with a bathroom ("Double Deluxe")
    • 1 bedroom with 2 students and one bathroom.
    • These rooms do not have kitchens and require meal plans.
  • Double room in 2-bedroom suite with a shared bathroom ("Quad Semi-Suite")
    • 2 bedrooms with 2 students per bedroom and one bathroom.
    • These rooms do not have kitchens and require meal plans

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Full access to rooms during holiday periods and breaks
  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Key lock for apartment bedroom & suite closet doors
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Study room on each floor
  • 24/7 on-site security staff and secured entrances
  • Fitness center
  • Rooftop garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Music practice rooms
  • Art room
  • Meeting areas
  • Cable TV access
  • Phone lines (No voicemail)
  • All utilities included

Housing Requirement

All new first-year, full-time students enrolled at the Chicago Campus of Roosevelt University are required to live in University housing for their first two years. The housing requirement exists because we understand the connection between the success of our students and living on campus. This policy applies to students who:

  • Are 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 credit.

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.