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Winter Break & Winter Quarter 2023-24

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​We encourage on-campus residents to revisit this page throughout Fall Quarter to prepare for Winter Break and the start of Winter Quarter 2024. 

Housing Agreements & Assignments (during Winter Break)

Students living in traditional halls—LeCompte, Corcoran, Munroe, Ozanam, Seton, and University Hall—are required to vacate their units no later than 12:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

Students living in on-campus apartments are allowed to remain on campus, this includes: Centennial, Courtside, Sanctuary, Townhomes, Sheffield Square, and the University Center (Loop). Students in McCabe Hall must vacate their units no later than 12:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

For more information, please visit the Winter Break Closure webpage.

Only residents living in DePaul apartments and students who made housing arrangements for the December Intersession may stay on campus during the Winter Break Closure. Those who do not vacate their residence hall by the deadline will receive a $150 improper move fee. 

Informal housing unit checks will be conducted in Lincoln Park residence halls and on-campus apartments over Winter Break between November 22, 2023 and December 10, 2023.

Please make sure you are following housing policies and procedures outlined in the Guide to Student Housing especially those pertaining to health and safety. Also, be aware of these top 5 violation types in order to avoid a penalty fee:

1. Electrical violations – extension cords, outlet splitters, halogen lighting 
2. Flammable violations – candles, incense, lighters, heated oils, etc. 
3. Appliance violations – too many fridges, microwaves, or televisions 
4. Cleanliness violations – the unit is below cleanliness standards and needs to be addressed 
5. Alcohol/Drug violations – the presence of unauthorized alcohol or drug use, alcohol/drug paraphernalia 

For more information about health and safety inspections, visit your Area Office

On-campus residents and visitors must continue to follow guidance on the Visitor Policies webpage. 

​Return / Move-In (after Winter Break)

Residence halls reopen Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 10 a.m. We encourage you to check your DePaul inbox regularly as you will receive another email the last week of December regarding your Winter Quarter check-in. Your official check-in will activate your residence hall access.