Weekly Recap – August 3

Week of August 3 COVID-19 Recap

Campus Mask Protocol

As a reminder, for everyone’s safety, you must wear a mask on campus.

  • If you’re in a publicly accessible area, you must wear a mask.
  • If you’re near another person, you must wear a mask.
  • If you’re alone in your office with the door open, you must wear a mask.

If you see someone not complying with the mask protocol, notify Campus Safety at campussafety@roosevelt.edu or call (312) 341-2020.

Please remember to maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.

Return to Campus Information Session Recordings

Thank you to all the members of the Roosevelt community for attending our Return to Campus Information Sessions. If you were unable to attend, you can still view the session recordings below:

Returning to Campus with the Roosevelt App

This week Roosevelt University launched a new version of the Roosevelt mobile app. All students, faculty and staff are required to complete a self-assessment each day they intend to visit campus; a clearance to enter after accurately submitting the form must be shown to Campus Safety staff in order to enter a University building.

If you plan to be on campus this fall, downloading the app will save you time accessing all Roosevelt facilities.

Download the “Roosevelt University Mobile” app from the Apple (roosevelt.edu/ios) or Google (roosevelt.edu/android) stores.

Have a great weekend. Stay safe and stay healthy.

Kind Regards,

Roosevelt COVID-19 Response Team

Roosevelt COVID-19 Website

Weekly Recap – July 17

Week of July 13 COVID-19 Recap

Return to Campus Virtual Info Session – Wednesday, July 22

Students, parents, faculty and staff are invited to join members of the Return to Campus Planning Committee in the first of a series of information sessions around the plans for Roosevelt’s return to campus this fall. The topics for our initial session will include the latest updates on:

  • Changes to campus facilities and protocols
  • Class format and modes of instruction
  • Housing and campus life
  • Athletics

Return to Campus Information Session
Wednesday, July 22 at 12 p.m. CDT
Zoom info to come

RSVP and submit your questions for the Q&A

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ICE Policy Changes Impacting International Students

Dear Roosevelt Community,

On Monday, July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced changes to student visa exemptions that require students with F-1 and M-1 visas to not take a fully online course load to enter or remain in the United States this fall. In light of the global pandemic, the timing and underlying intent of this policy change is uncaring, ill-conceived, and shows complete disregard for public health and safety.

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Weekly Recap – June 26

Week of June 22 COVID-19 Recap

Thank you to everyone for your patience as we work diligently to prepare for the future.

The COVID-19 website has been updated to reflect the planning that is taking place for the beginning of fall 2020 classes. You will find information around the planning process, general guidelines and protocols, as well as estimated timing for Roosevelt’s phased approach to the return to campus. Please keep in mind there are still many unknowns, and the information is subject to change given the current state of public health.

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Office of the Provost: Fall Classes Update

Dear Roosevelt Students,

As we begin what I hope will be a safe, healthy and productive summer, I wanted to express my gratitude for the amazing perseverance you have demonstrated during what continues to be one of the most challenging global events of our lifetime. These are difficult circumstances. The pursuit of higher education is never easy, and the stress of a global pandemic certainly adds to that challenge. Thank you for your drive and dedication in continuing your pursuit of your degree.

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Fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan

Dear Members of the Roosevelt Community,

To begin, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently announced the lockdown of the Loop and certain surrounding areas, including our downtown campus, and set a citywide curfew. Yesterday, most of the downtown access restrictions have been lifted. The citywide curfew for all residents and visitors will remain in place, effective from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice. The Mayor placed both restrictions on May 30, 2020 due to the actions of rioters and looters in the midst of an important and peaceful protest over the loss of George Floyd and the many other Black men, women and children who have lost their lives to police violence in this country.

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Roosevelt Emergency Student Assistance

In a recent Roosevelt University survey, students overwhelmingly agreed that finances were their number one concern about returning this fall. To continue supporting our students, Roosevelt has three programs in place to support students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a description of those programs as well as contacts for more information for each initiative.

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COVID-19 Financial Impacts and Updates

Dear Roosevelt Community,

I want to thank you for your continued understanding, resilience, flexibility and determination during this unprecedented time. We have endured a pandemic that really, no one anticipated. You have persevered, and with our spring semester completed, we are now entering into the summer sessions and forecasting what the fall may look like for Roosevelt.

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