Discover the many restaurants, parks, museums and festivals all within walking or biking distance of our downtown campus. Experience Chicago through one and two-week courses, and explore the city through faculty-led visits to Chicago's neighborhoods, historical landmarks and cultural attractions. Visiting students stay in our 32 story, award-winning Wabash Building Residence Hall. A limited number of rooms are available, please contact Juli Rowen no later than Wednesday, March 27, 2019 to secure lodging.
July 1 — 12
Monday – Friday and Saturday, July 6 | 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – no class Thursday, July 4
Sociology of Chicago Neighborhoods (CLASS: SOC 214 — CRN: 30725) — Prof. Stephanie Farmer
The two-week intensive course will explore Chicago neighborhoods by examining a wide array of dimensions that compose the city’s downtown development, urban sustainability and green development, segregation, ethnic enclaves, gentrification, public housing, public transportation, public schools, community organizations and tourist spectacles. Students will visit specific sites and participate in field trips that best exemplify each topic under examination and discussion. Students should take away an in-depth understanding of the social forces that shape everyday life in Chicago.
July 8 — 12
Monday — Friday | 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Photography (CLASS: ART 325 — CRN: 30260 / CLASS: JOUR 325 — CRN: 30693 / CLASS: MED 325 — CRN: 30261) — Prof. Mike Ensdorf
The one-week, hands-on workshop will expose students to photography around Chicago. Students will shoot and develop black and white file, make prints using traditional darkroom equipment, and visit area photography exhibitions. Cameras will be provided by the department.
July 22 — 26
Monday — Friday | 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Sounds of Summer: Chicago's Festivals, Their Planners, Participants, and Soundtracks (CLASS: HIST 326 – CRN: 31209 / CLASS: HOSM 393 – CRN: 31210 / CLASS: MUHL 208 – CRN: 31211) — Team-taught by professors Carol Brown, Sandra Frink, and Thomas Kernan
The one-week intensive course will examine the origins of summer festivals and who plans them. The music of the festivals will be used to discover aspects of identity and ideology. Faculty and students will address the arts, tourism, and politics of Chicago’s music festivals. The class also will attend popular Chicago festivals.
Registration, Housing & Important Dates
Chicago Summer Registration for Current Students
- Current Roosevelt students may register for Chicago Summer courses as they would register for any other course. To register, contact your academic advisor. Current students are not required to live on-campus for Chicago Summer.
- Tuition and fees do apply. Contact your financial aid counselor to verify any remaining financial aid funds.
Chicago Summer Registration for Visiting Domestic Students
- Students who are not actively seeking a degree at Roosevelt University, but would like to enroll in summer courses, may register as a visiting student/student at-large. There is no application fee. However, applicable tuition and fees do apply.
- To register, submit the Undergraduate Student-at-Large Registration Form to the Office of the Registrar.
Chicago Summer Registration for International Students
- International exchange students may apply for Chicago Summer by completing the application form.
- A $500 fee is assessed to cover the cost of a transit pass and some cultural/leisure event admissions.
- Tuition costs may be included as a part of the exchange partnership. Verify your eligibility by contacting Dawn Hougland, assistant director of international programs, at email@example.com.
- Wabash Building Residence Hall is available at the special rate of $60 per day for students enrolled in the Chicago Summer program. Residents will enjoy comfortable shared rooms with stunning views of Chicago's famous lakefront. Amenities include a full-service dining center, student lounges, and fitness center. An optional meal plan includes daily breakfast ($8.50), lunch ($9.50), and dinner ($10.50) or a breakfast-only option.
- Housing reservations must be confirmed by Monday, April 1, 2019.
- Campus housing is optional for local students.
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