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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. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they are accepted to DePaul and confident they will be attending​.​

I left campus for break. When can I move back into my residence hall?

Residents coming back for winter quarter may return to their halls starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019.​ Remember to bring your DePaul ID Card and unit keys. See more details here.

I can’t move in on January 5. What should I do?

January 5 at 9 a.m. is just the earliest date to return. Residents are permitted to come back to campus from that day onward, keeping courtesy hours in mind (no moves before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m.). If you plan to arrive back to campus after the start of classes, please notify our office so we are aware you are still coming.​

Will my DePaul ID work when I come back to campus?

To re-instate access on your DePaul ID, you must check in for winter quarter. Housing will be sending a winter quarter check-in email with instructions to easily check in online. If you do not check in online, you will need to visit your Lincoln Park area office (during business hours) or hall front desk (after business hours) to check in and receive hall access. University Center residents will need to get assistance from their building’s management office.​

I stayed on campus during winter break. Do I still need to check in?

Yes, all residents—including students living in our campus apartments and at the University Center, which remain open through winter break—must check in for winter quarter to maintain residence hall access. Watch for your winter quarter check-in email and follow the instructions to check in online.​​

Will there be special services or assistance when I return?

Returning to campus in winter looks different from the larger fall move-in. Unfortunately we are unable to provide extra assistance during the winter quarter return process, so service elevators and access doors will not be available. There will be wristbands available that allow for additional guests to accompany residents in and out of the halls. Those wristbands will also provide free parking in our DePaul parking garages between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on January 5.​

I am a new student moving into campus housing for winter quarter. What should I do?

Refer to the midyear move-in handouts for Lincoln Park and the University Center​ for information about checking in, parking and more. New Lincoln Park residents are allowed to begin moving in at 9 a.m. on January 5.

What if I have questions about my meal plan?

Learn more about meal plans, including types, rates and requirements, on our meal plan FAQ page​.​​​​​