Enrollment Management > Contests > 2023 Holiday Giveaway Contest

Frosty Fun: A DePaul Holiday Giveaway For Prospective Students


1.     Eligibility.  DePaul University’s Holiday Giveaway Contest is open to DePaul prospective students, current students, and those that fill out the entry form located on: https://connect.depaul.edu/portal/holidays.

2.     Sponsor. The Contest is sponsored by DePaul University, an Illinois not for profit corporation with its principal place of business located at 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604.

3.     Compliance with Official Rules. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all of the requirements set forth herein.

4.     How to Enter. Fill out the official entry form located on https://connect.depaul.edu/portal/holidays. All late entries will be considered void. No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. A purchase will not increase an entrant’s odds of winning the Contest.

5.   The final date and time to enter the contest is 12/15/2023 @ 11:59PM EST.

6.     Prize Drawing. During the week of 12/11/2023 - 12/15/2023 winner(s) will be selected by a random drawing from among all eligible entries received on a daily basis. The odds of being selected will depend on the number of entries received.

7.     Winner Notification.  The potential winners will be notified via email. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to respond to DePaul within 3 business days, or if a prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits their prize. If a potential winner is a minor in their state of residence, DePaul reserves the right to award the prize in the name of the winner’s parent or legal guardian.  Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, DePaul will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Prizes will be fulfilled within approximately 4 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.

8.     Prizes. Random drawings will be held for each of the prizes.  Prizes may be subject to tax reporting and applicable withholding.

Day 1 - One (1) prize bundle of DePaul clothing and accessories (approx retail value: $250)

Day 2 - One (1) International Snack prizes (approx retail value: $75)

Day 3  - One (1) prize bundle of private movies screening for winner and 9 friends to DePaul’s Jarvis Holiday Screening room and $100 Steam gift card. Winner must provide transportation to DePaul’s Jarvis Holiday Screening Room. (approx retail value: $250)

Day 4 - One (1) prize bundle of Four (4) tickets to a performance of Blue Man Group in Chicago (expires  12/15/24), Four (4) tickets to the Art Institute of Chicago (expires 12/15/24) and a $200 giftcard to The Second City. (approx retail value: $620)

Day 5 - One (1) pair of Apple AirPods Max. (approx retail value: $549)

9.     General Conditions. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to, fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention, or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by DePaul in its sole discretion, DePaul may, in its sole discretion, (a) suspend the Contest to address the issue and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination award the prizes at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. DePaul reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operating of the Contest or to be otherwise acting in violation of these Official Rules or any university policy.

10.     Release and Limitation of Liability. By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless DePaul, its trustees, officers, employees, representatives, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of or relating to participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize awarded. The Released Parties are not responsible for any false, incorrect, or inaccurate information submitted to DePaul for entry into the Contest. Entrants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages relating to their participation in the Contest.

11.  Privacy. Information collected from entrants is subject to DePaul’s privacy policies and will be protected in accordance with applicable law, including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA, 20 USC 1232g).

12.  Governing Law. This Contest shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Illinois.