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.
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.
Week of June 1 COVID-19 Recap
Thank you to everyone for your patience as we work diligently to prepare for the future. Earlier this week, President Malekzadeh released the introductory details of the 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.
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.
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.
Week of 5/4 Recap
Thank you to everyone for your continued hard work and diligence through these challenging times. We wish everyone continued good health and safety.
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Dear Roosevelt Class of 2020,
First of all, congratulations on your remarkable achievement! After this week, you will join an amazing family of Roosevelt University alumni and we wish you all the best in your future plans. We also wanted to take a moment and update you on our plans for our spring Commencement ceremony.
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.