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COVID-19 Campus Housing Information

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Students in Masks

For Current On-Campus Residents

DePaul students, including on-campus residents, are expected be vaccinated for COVID-19 at the start of Fall Quarter 2021. For more information regarding housing policies, please refer to the Lincoln Park Guide to Student Housing​ or University Center Resident Handbook.

Residents may also review the Lincoln Park Quarantine & Isolation Guide or University Center Quarantine & Isolation Guide​ should they encounter COVID exposure, symptoms, or positive test result. 

We continue to comply with all guidelines from the university, State of Illinois, City of Chicago, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This may include, but not limited to wearing face masks in public areas, encouraging frequent hand washing, placing hand sanitizing stations throughout our halls, social distancing, and extra cleaning of all of our buildings on campus. 

Starting April 11, 2022, face masks will be recommended, but NOT required on campus. The DePaul community supports anyone's decision to continue wearing a mask if they so choose. However, DePaul will continue to require masks at on-campus COVID-19 testing sites. For more information, please review the April 7, 2022, message from the DePaul President’s Office.

For more information, including the current face mask policy, visit the DePaul University COVID-19 Updates and Guidance FAQs

Free N95 masks: N95 respirators are available for free at a variety of pharmacies across the country. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and enter your zip code for a list of available locations. 

DePaul is committed to the health and safety of all of our students and those living in close quarters on campus are potentially at a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure or contraction. As a result, all students living on campus, both in Lincoln Park and University Center downtown, are expected to be vaccinated. 

As with all immunizations, DePaul will consider requests for medical and religious exemptions on a case-by-case basis, but students living on campus should understand the importance being vaccinated for COVID-19. Residential facilities are different than any other on-campus buildings as students are living in close quarters sharing their bedrooms, bathrooms, apartment units, and other communal spaces. 

Please refer to the June 28 email distributed to students regarding the COVID-19 vaccination and exemptions. 

DePaul will require all students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 booster as soon as they are eligible. The booster requirement has the endorsement of Student Government Association, Faculty Council, and Staff Council. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults 18 years or older should get a booster at least five months after completing Pfizer and Moderna’s primary two-dose series. For those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, adults 18 years or older should get a booster at least two months after the single primary dose.

Everyone in the community will be required to provide proof of a booster by Tuesday, March 1. On-campus residents will not be able to live on campus for the spring term until they have complied with this requirement. 

For more information, visit DePaul’s COVID-19 Updates and Guidance website

Please refer to the DePaul Housing Quarantine & Isolation Guide that corresponds with your campus or building:

Lincoln Park Quarantine & Isolation Guide
University Center (Loop) Quarantine & Isolation Guide

For those experiencing COVID symptoms, schedule a test immediately

Yes, COVID-19 testing is available on campus. For more information, including hours and locations, please visit the university's COVID-19 Testing webpage.

Reach out to Residential Education at resed@depaul.edu during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A staff member will contact you with a number of options. 

Any on-campus resident who tests positive should fill out the COVID-19 Self-Reporting online form and will be placed into isolation housing; meals will be delivered to the student during this time. Information and instructions are outlined in the DePaul Housing Quarantine Isolation Guide. Please refer to the guide that corresponds with your campus or building:

Lincoln Park Quarantine & Isolation Guide
University Center (Loop) Quarantine & Isolation Guide

Please visit the Visitor Policies webpage for the latest announcement. 

Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the university is being especially careful with the health and safety of its residents. We thank you for your patience and understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please know that we are taking these precautionary measures to safeguard you and our DePaul community.

Yes, everyone is welcome to eat, study, and socialize at dining locations. Wearing a mask is optional and showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required. 

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