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Housing Application/Contract

The Housing Application/Contract is a combined document. The terms and conditions of the contract are displayed during the application process. When the student clicks the submit button, they are agreeing to the contract. After completing that step, they are emailed the terms and conditions. Upon completion and submission of the Housing Application/Contract, the student is contractually obligated to pay the cost of room and board. The housing contract is binding for the contract period which is the entire academic year (fall and spring semesters). The university does not offer housing contracts by semester. However, an exception is made for new students, who enter in the spring semester. Roosevelt University also offers a 14-week summer housing contract that runs from mid-May to mid-August.

Housing Applications Currently Open

  • Academic Year: Fall 2016-Spring 2017

How to Apply for Housing

  • Visit RU Access
  • Registration and Student Services
  • Housing Application and Maintenance Request Form
  • RU Housing System

When students apply for housing, they will be able to indicate their preferences for LLC, room type and roommate. Preferences are not guaranteed, but we do our best to accommodate. New students must pay a one-time $250 housing deposit.

Priority Deadline for Housing

Students who submit their housing contract and $250 housing deposit by May 1 will be guaranteed housing. Students who submit their contract and deposit after May 1 will be placed in housing as space permits. If no housing is available, students will either be placed on a wait list or into temporary triple rooms. They will be assigned to a permanent room as soon as one becomes available based on when their contract and deposit were received.

Temporary Triple Rooms

The Office of Residence Life may designate specific rooms in the Wabash Building to be temporary triple rooms. Temporary triple rooms are double rooms that are converted to house three students for a period of time shorter than the academic year contract. The university utilizes temporary triple rooms as a mechanism to accommodate student demand, when housing applications exceed the number of beds on campus.

Temporary triple rooms are typically detripled within the first eight weeks of the semester. Once beds become available, one of the students from each triple will be reassigned a new permanent space. After which all of the extra furniture will be removed from the temporary triple room. Students will be notified through the housing assignment letter, if they are assigned to a temporary triple room. The letter will provide information about the detripling process that will be explained again in person once the students arrive on campus.

Housing Deposit

The $250 housing deposit must be received by Roosevelt University within 15 (fifteen) business days of the housing application/contract being submitted. Students may make a payment to Student Accounts or pay online through RU Access.

Payment of the housing deposit is required the first time a student applies for housing. Then, for as long as a student lives on campus, they do not need to re-submit the housing deposit. The housing deposit will be released to the student’s account one semester after they move off campus. For example, if a student leaves housing at the end of Fall 2016, their housing deposit will be released at the end of the Spring 2017. If the student has a balance on their student account, the housing deposit will go towards that balance. If they have a zero balance on their student account, then the housing deposit will be refunded to the student.

How to Pay the Housing Deposit

  • Go to RU Access
  • Click "Registration and Student Services"
  • Click "Tuition and Fees"
  • Choose "Make a Payment"
  • Click "Connect to Bill & Pay systems"
  • Choose "eDeposits" at the top of the screen
  • Select Term: Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • Select "Deposit Payment: Housing Deposit"
  • Make your payment

Refund Policy

New and continuing students, who were planning to live on-campus for fall, but experience a change of plans or circumstance and will no longer be living on-campus must cancel their housing contract by July 15 to receive a housing deposit refund. New students applying for spring semester must cancel before November 15. To initiate the cancellation process, submit the Housing Contract Cancellation Request form to the Office of Residence Life.

Housing Contract Cancellation

Students, who wish to cancel their housing contract may do so by completing the Housing Contract Cancellation Request form. The housing contract is strictly adhered to with exceptions made only under extenuating circumstances. The University will only release a student from contractual financial obligation for the reasons listed on this form.