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When can I apply for housing?
Housing is assigned on a rolling basis throughout the academic year, as it becomes available. Contact our office about space for spring 2019.
New first-year and transfer students starting in fall 2019 are encouraged to apply for housing as soon as they are accepted to DePaul and confident they will be attending. Visit the Apply for Housing tab for details.
If you are a current student looking to return to housing for the 2019-20 academic year, that happens through a process called Room Selection. Applications are done online March 1-April 1, and in-person appointments happen in late April. Learn more here.
I already applied for housing. Can I still change my preferences?
For incoming students, you
can change your preferences (building, room type and roommate request) as many times as you would like up until June 1 and you will not get penalized for doing so, as we will make assignments based on the original agreement submission date. Preferences are not accepted after June 1. Once you move into your unit, you may request a room/building/campus change after the third week of classes. Read more about room change requests here
When are assignments (room, building and roommate) sent out?
On-campus housing is usually assigned for the upcoming fall quarter by late June.
Students who are confirmed for an unit on campus receive assignment letters in the
mail approximately by early July.
For rooms with multiple beds, the decision of which student gets which bed is a
discussion that needs to be had amongst all roommates and must be
mutually agreed upon. For apartment-style units, Housing assigns students
individual bedrooms within the apartment.
What if I need a housing or meal plan accommodation?
Special housing accommodations will only be honored, depending on availability,
based on recommendations from the Center for Students with Disabilities. Students
are encouraged to contact the Center for Students with Disabilities
submission of their housing agreement. Meal plans are required for all students
living in Lincoln Park campus housing and for students living in suite-style units
at the University Center. Meal plan requirements do not permit release based on religious dictates, personal food choice, lifestyle or preferences (e.g., vegetarian, vegan), or other non-medically-based dietary requests. Students wishing to request a meal plan accommo
dation may do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org