Pardon Our Dust | Upcoming Changes to Our Campuses

As Roosevelt University continues to prepare for the pending integration with Robert Morris University Illinois, several updates will be made to spaces across Roosevelt’s campuses. These efforts will help ensure that the spatial needs of students, academic programs, faculty and staff are addressed throughout the next few months.

Below are updates currently planned for the spring and summer of 2020. This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Faculty
Designated spaces for full-time faculty, as well as adjunct faculty, are currently being developed and will be completed throughout the months of January, February and March.

  • Effective immediately, the Adjunct Workroom will be in Auditorium Room 244.
  • Shared office spaces will be available to full-time faculty in Auditorium Room 260 and in the Schaumburg 300 Suite.

Academic Programs
Spaces required for academic programs new to Roosevelt are currently being developed and will be completed beginning in April.

  • The Experience-based Learning Institute will be housed in Auditorium 650 and Schaumburg 713.
  • Auditorium 442 will become the Center for Professional Advancement
  • Two eSports arenas will be housed in Auditorium 256 and Schaumburg 373.
  • The Cisco Network Lab will now be located in Auditorium 306 and the Cloud/Green Computing Lab will be in Auditorium 330.
  • New laboratory spaces for Nursing and Medical/Multi-Skilled Labs will be housed in Auditorium 534 and Auditorium 603-615.

Student Support Services
Renovations will be made to select student support service spaces throughout the spring semester. These spaces include, but are not limited to:

  • The Office of Academic Advising (Wabash Mezzanine Level)
  • The Office of Career Development (Wabash 3rd Floor)
  • The Learning Commons (Auditorium 10th Floor)

Athletics
Work within the Lillian and Larry Goodman Center, as well as the Barry Crown Fitness Center will begin in summer 2020.

 

Presidents’ Fireside Chat on Student Involvement | Recap

In an effort to engage students in targeted conversations about student involvement, Presidents Ali and Mablene hosted 10 Roosevelt and Robert Morris student leaders on Monday, November 18 for the first Presidents’ Fireside Chat. The group included undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a wide representation of student organizations and disciplines.

The group openly discussed diversity and inclusion, athletics, performing arts, student organizations, and the desire for greater collaboration between university departments. Additional topics included the motivators that drive students to participate in extracurricular activities and the barriers that keep them from doing so.

Future Fireside Chats will be scheduled in the coming weeks as part of an effort for focused engagement with both institutions’ students, faculty and staff.

Chicago Campus Tours | Recap

On Friday, November 15, over 40 students, faculty and staff from both institutions toured the Roosevelt University downtown facilities. The tours were led by Roosevelt admission staff, and explored existing spaces and proposed build-outs of the Wabash Building facilities, the historic Auditorium Building, and the Lillian and Larry Goodman Center. Thanks to all who planned and participated in this event.

Schaumburg Open House | Recap

On Friday, November 8 more than 175 individuals from Roosevelt University and Robert Morris University Illinois participated in the Building a Stronger University Schaumburg Open House. Participants began the day touring RMU’s athletic facilities in Arlington Heights and then proceeded to Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus. Tours of the Schaumburg campus highlighted proposed build-outs and space allocations for the newly expanded University, providing participants the opportunity to give feedback. President Mablene Krueger ended the open house by hosting an open forum and luncheon.

Thank you to all faculty, staff and students who participated in this event.