Weekly Recap: September 21

Week of September 21 COVID-19 Recap

After Thanksgiving, All Classes Remote Format

For the health and safety of the Roosevelt community, all classes will be fully remote as of Monday, November 30 through the conclusion of the winter break. As a reminder for residential students planning to return to campus housing, the City of Chicago and Cook County travel orders remain in effect. If you are returning from a surge state, you must quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to campus.

Spring Break 2021

The University has made the decision to move the date of Spring Break to the week of April 12–16, 2021. Post Spring Break all courses will be conducted remotely, either virtually or online. These decisions were made in order to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19 when the majority of the Roosevelt community will be traveling home or elsewhere.

Read the full announcement here.

The spring 2021 schedule can be found in the Academic Calendar, and students can find the modality of a course in Course Finder. If you have any questions, please contact academic advising at advising@roosevelt.edu.

Face Coverings and Social Distancing

As a reminder, it is imperative for the safety of our campus community that all persons on campus or at other University facilities must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times and maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet between themselves and others. We appreciate everyone’s continued understanding and compliance. For more information on these requirements, please visit the expectations and guidelines page of the COVID-19 website.

Have a great weekend. Stay safe and stay healthy.

Kind Regards,

Roosevelt COVID-19 Response Team


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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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, I’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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Student Services, Campus Restrictions and Other Resources

Dear Roosevelt Students,

We hope this email finds you all healthy and following best practices for maintaining good health. We are aware that the move to online learning may be difficult for some students. If you don’t have access to the technology needed to start online classes or are experiencing some other hardship related to COVID-19, please fill out the Laker Grant Request Form, and someone from the Dean of Students Office will reach out to you to support you in this transition. Continue reading