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Spring Quarter 2021

​Last Updated: May 5, 2021

This webpage is for information pertaining to Spring Quarter housing, as well as events leading up to Spring Quarter, like Spring Break. Please note that your plans for Spring Break may impact the start of your Spring Quarter on campus. Read details below carefully.

Spring Break

Yes, you may remain on campus during Spring Break (March 22-28). In fact, DePaul highly recommends you stay on campus for the health and safety of yourself and others within our community. We will also make sure you have the ability to access important campus resources, like dining, during the break.

You are welcome to come and go as you please, but are discouraged from traveling to another state on the City of Chicago travel restriction list at any point over the break. If you spend time in a restricted state for 24 hours or more, you will be required to quarantine once you return to your unit. Staff will closely track building check-in and check-out activity at all times.

Should you choose to stay on campus, please indicate your plans for Spring Break in the Spring Break Plans form no later than Friday, March 5.

Travel during Spring Break and Spring Quarter is unsafe and unfavorable at this time. However, students are ultimately allowed to leave their on-campus residence and stay elsewhere for Spring Break.

Those who spend their break in an orange “Avoid Travel” state on the City of Chicago travel restriction list (excluding Illinois) must begin quarantine upon their return to campus. We will not accept a negative COVID-19 test taken prior to arrival in Chicago in lieu of the quarantine out of an abundance of caution. The quarantine lasts 10 days, but may end sooner if students participate in on-campus COVID-19 testing and receive a negative test result.

Should you choose to travel, please indicate your plans for Spring Break in the Spring Break Plans form no later than Friday, March 5. We also encourage you to review the Emergency Travel Order and Quarantine and Isolation Guide to understand what is expected of you during quarantine.

On-campus services, like dining, will be made available over Spring Break. Please refer to the table below for open locations and hours of operation:

For Lincoln Park Residents:

Create Dining Hall

Student Center, 2nd Floor

March 20-28 11:00 am. - 1:30 p.m.

ETC (Convenience Store)

Student Center, 2nd Floor

Pre-orders begin on March 22 via the Boost ordering app and are available for pickup March 23-28  

ID Card Office

Student Center, Room 109

March 22-25 9:00 am. - 5:00 p.m.

The Ray Fitness Center

2235 N. Sheffield Ave

Monday - Thursday




6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Lincoln Park Bookstore

Seton Hall, First Floor

March 20-21

March 22-25

March 26-27

March 28


10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

For University Center Residents:

For Dining locations, hours, and menus, click here.

ID Card Office

DePaul Center, Room 9200

March 22-25 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Loop Bookstore

DePaul Center, 1st Floor




9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


COVID-19 testing will be made available at the Lincoln Park Student Center beginning in mid-March and will continue through the Spring Quarter. We are asking all students, even those who do NOT travel, to participate in this testing at the start of the Spring Quarter. Please visit the COVID-19 Campus Housing Information webpage for details about saliva-based SHIELD IL test.

An email will be sent to all on-campus residents with test dates and appointment instructions. Residents who live at University Center (Loop campus) will be provided a mail-in test kit.

Spring Quarter Move-In (New Residents)

All new Spring Quarter residents must select a March 19 or March 20 move-in appointment on myhousing.depaul.edu. If you are arriving from an "Avoid Travel" state on the City of Chicago travel restriction list (excluding Illinois), must quarantine in your on-campus unit, which begins on your move-in date. If you are a Lincoln Park resident, please read the Spring Move-In and Quarantine Guide in advance to understand what is expected of you. University Center residents will be emailed separate move-in instructions.

As a new resident from an "Avoid Travel" state, you will be required to quarantine in your on-campus unit from your move-in date until the morning of Tuesday, March 30. However, you may be released from quarantine sooner if you receive a negative test COVID-19 test result during Spring Break. We strongly encourage you to read through the Spring Move-In and Quarantine Guide for full details.

Lincoln Park residents must schedule an appointment on March 23 or March 25 for a saliva-based COVID-19 test; please review the COVID-19 Testing Guidelines section on this webpage for more information. University Center residents will be offered an at-home COVID-19 test kit the week of Spring Break to avoid the risk of exposure and spread when traveling between the Loop campus and Lincoln Park campus.

Room Selection and Returning for Next Year

Room Selection is a housing process that takes place in the spring for continuing DePaul students (i.e., rising sophomores and upperclassmen) who are interested in living on campus the following year. For information about Room Selection for the 2021-22 academic year, including how to apply, click here.