Homecoming 2021

Show your spirit, profess your pride and celebrate all things Laker! Join us virtually and back on campus from September 30 to October 2 to enjoy special events, share memories, build new traditions and reunite with fellow Lakers. At this time, we are planning on gathering in person to celebrate Homecoming 2021.

Homecoming written in the sky by a plane above the Chicago skyline. Fala mascot in the foreground.

Homecoming 2021 Recap

Thank you for joining us for Homecoming events 2021.
 
Thursday, September 30
How Our Distinguished Alumni Are Making Their Mark - Thank you to our presenters for sharing their stories, advice, and insights. We are so proud of them, and all our alumni!. View the recording on YouTube.
  
Wine Tasting Like a Sommelier -  A big thank you to Michael for sharing such fun and valuable information about how to really optimize our wine drinking experiences. The event recording is available here.

Friday, October 1
Alumni Awards Reception & Ceremony - We enjoyed your special company among friends, family and colleagues celebrating our amazing awardees. Photos are available here. 
Each of the awardee’s remarks were completely touching and telling of the impact the University has made on their lives. We are so proud of them! Event recording is available here.
  

Saturday, October 2

Top Golf Alumni Event- We had a wonderful time connecting with you and your guests while teeing off in style. Enjoy photos of the event at our online album.

 

SAVE THE DATE 2022


Date coming soon!

ACCOMMODATIONS


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ALUMNI AWARDS

 
Celebrate the 2020 and 2021 awardees at a special recognition ceremony.
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ROOSEVELT GEAR

 

Wear your Roosevelt or Robert Morris gear with pride!  Stop by the Chicago bookstore or order Roosevelt gear online

Homecoming Bookstore Hours:
Friday, 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm

ROOSEVELT HAPPENINGS

Enjoy University events and happening on or around Homecoming weekend.

Auditorium Theatre Tours - The Auditorium Theatre, designed by famed architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, opened on December 9, 1889, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975. Historic Tours take patrons behind the scenes hosted by Auditorium Theatre CEO Rich Regan.  

DISCOVER CHICAGO

Take advantage of all this beautiful city offers when you're not enjoying one of our Roosevelt homecoming events! 

Mural Walk - Featuring 21 murals by international household names as well as emerging artists, the Loop Mural Walk highlights a side of the Chicago Loop you have never seen before. Our urban landscape is ever-changing, and the impermanent nature of street art is part of its magic. Murals and route access are subject to change. 

Crime and Mob Tour - Escape into Chicago’s criminal underworld, where some of the most notorious criminals, mobsters, and gangsters resided. Drive around and see where Al Capone, The Untouchables, Hymie Weiss, and John Dillinger, among other thugs, hung out. Visit the sites of historic crime scenes including The Biograph Theatre, Holy Name Cathedral, and the St Valentine's Day Massacre, one of Chicago's most notorious murders.  

Waterfront Cruise - City Experiences offers uniquely elegant lunch, brunch, cocktail, and dinner outings while cruising the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Our partners at City Experience invite you to use their Promo code ccd15 for 15% off all Chicago Cruises at CityExperiences.com. 

Other Chicago events around the city

Group of students with Fala and RMUI mascot

GUEST PROTOCOL

In response to the rising cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks, beginning Monday, August 16, all GUESTS, including alumni, will be required to show proof of vaccination to access Roosevelt facilities. (Note that recent alumni with access to their NetID can find instructions on how to upload their proof of immunization here.)

Guests visiting the Auditorium Building, Wabash Building or the Schaumburg Campus must show their proof of vaccination, a valid state ID and fill out the daily self-assessment survey at the campus safety kiosks to access Roosevelt facilities. This requirement also applies to guests attending performances in the O’Malley Theatre, the Miller studio theatre, Ganz Hall, or other CCPA facilities.

Guests can also fill out the self-assessment form on your mobile device by visiting roosevelt.edu/guest.

Guests attending home athletic events in the Goodman Center, Morris Field in Arlington Heights or other venues designated as Roosevelt’s home athletic facility will need to show proof of vaccination and a valid state ID.

While it is not recommended for children under 12 to visit campus or attend events at this time, it will be permitted, as long as they provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 72 hours, complete the self-assessment survey, and are accompanied by an adult who has shown proof of vaccination.

STAY UPDATED

We will continue to monitor and evaluate events and gathering guidance and will make adjustments for the health and safety of our campus community as needed.