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COVID-19 Campus Housing Information

​​​Last Updated: September 27, 2021​

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.

DePaul Housing is happy to have students living in our residential buildings for the 2021-22 academic year. 

Right now, 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. 

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

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. 

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

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 Isolation Guide, which will be emailed directly to the student.

Starting on Monday, September 27, we are lifting the temporary no visitor policy and allowing a small subset of guests as outlined on the Visitor Policies webpage. We will post a new update to this webpage after another 2-week evaluation period.

Due to current circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the Delta variant, the university is being especially careful with the health and safety of its residents. While the current visitor policy is in place, you are welcome to meet and socialize at outdoor areas around campus and at dining areas inside the Lincoln Park Student Center. 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, staff in Facility Operations have set up dining areas on both campuses for students to eat, study, and socialize.