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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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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President Malekzadeh’s End-of-Year Message to Faculty and Staff

Greetings Colleagues,

I hope you, your families and loved ones continue to stay safe and healthy.

March 10, 2020 marked a serious shift in the way we deliver on our commitment to providing the best educational experience for our students. We have also seen how lives across the world were, and continue to be, altered due to COVID-19; we could have never expected it to this degree. As I review the past year, including the past two months or so, Iā€™m extremely thankful for and proud of the Roosevelt University community for everything we have accomplished, our positive outlook, and our selfless and ongoing devotion to our jobs and students.

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President Ali’s Message to Faculty and Staff

Dear Roosevelt Faculty and Staff,

Thursday, March 26, we were made aware of the first student who tested positive for COVID-19. The student is in the College of Pharmacy and was last on the Schaumburg Campus March 16 and 17. As mentioned in the notice, we were able to contact individuals this person was in direct contact with and advise them to self-quarantine. Continue reading