Downtown Restrictions & The American Dream Reconsidered Conference


Downtown Restrictions

On Monday, August 10, the City of Chicago’s Emergency Operations Center announced that access to the downtown Chicago area would be temporarily restricted 8 p.m.–6 a.m., effective indefinitely. In order to gain access to the restricted access areas, you must show identification as proof that you live or work in the area. All residents, essential workers and employees whose businesses are located downtown will have access at all times. For more updates on street closures and resident access points, visit the City of Chicago website.

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference is a free conference that invites scholars, activists and leaders to explore the modern American dream. With optimism and hope, our panelists share visions for the future of our democracy.

The 2020 conference will be held virtually from September 14 to 17.

Session topics this year include:

  • New Deal Political Leadership
  • Black Women and the Right to Vote
  • The Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights
  • The Fight for Racial Justice

Learn more at

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:

Roosevelt Mobile App

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 ( or Google ( stores.

Stay in Touch. Update Your Contact Info.

We want to make sure you are receiving important updates from Roosevelt. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure your contact information is up to date by submitting this form.


Creating a Positive Personal Presence
Wednesday, August 19 I 12 p.m.

Presenter: Kenneth Kendall (MFA Acting, ’06), Executive Trainer and Public Speaking Coach

In this interactive session, Kenneth Kendall will help you engage with your personal presence like never before. Through conversations around public speaking, etiquette, body language and your speaking voice, Kenneth will offer tips and tools on how to enhance your personal presence and put your best foot forward in the world.



Building a Stronger University Communications Team
Building a Stronger University Website