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On October 5, DePaul sent a communication to all students announcing that Winter Quarter would look much like Fall Quarter, but with some increased in-person class offerings and a modest increase in housing availability. Details about the additional housing are being released shortly. Please see information on timelines in related FAQs below. You may refer to
Fall Quarter FAQs (where relevant).
DePaul Housing and Residential Education will send an email to all students with an active housing agreement on Monday, October 19. This communication will include more details about Winter Quarter housing, the process for requesting housing, and an action list with due dates.
An email was sent from DePaul Housing on October 5 to all students with an active housing agreement to go to myhousing.depaul.edu and complete their Agreement Review. This review will allow students to cancel their active agreement, with no cancellation fee, or keep their agreement active for Winter Quarter consideration.
DePaul Housing and Residential Education will communicate decisions about Winter Quarter Housing with all students who have requested an exception, approved or unapproved, the week of November 9.
If you are approved for on-campus housing, DePaul Housing will send your Winter Quarter housing assignment the week of November 9.
Just as we have done for Fall Quarter, all students living on campus for Winter Quarter will be assigned their own single room, as well as their own single bathroom. This allows for significantly increased safety protocols within housing.
All students currently living on campus and who remain in good standing may continue to live on campus Winter Quarter as well. DePaul Housing and Residential Education do not intend to re-assign current residents to a different unit.
For safety reasons related to cleaning and disinfecting, we do not intend to move any current residents to another unit or building. All students have a single room already, so changes are not necessary. If a student feels they have a compelling reason to change rooms, they should contact their building Residence Director. For more information, please refer to our Terms and Conditions (Section 8).
Students currently on campus and will NOT be returning to campus housing for Winter Quarter MUST cancel in writing (email email@example.com) with their intent to cancel by Wednesday, November 18 (soft deadline). They MUST be completely moved out of their Fall unit no later than 12:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, November 25 (hard deadline). This is the process for students to adhere to and avoid cancellation charges.
Students who have a Fall Quarter housing assignment and cancel after 12:00 p.m. CST on November 25 and prior to January 2, will be charged a $1,500 cancellation fee. For those living in a closed building over Winter Break, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make move-out arrangements.
Students who cancel after January 2 will be responsible for the full Winter Quarter charges and possibly other cancellation charges.
Students approved for Winter Quarter housing must cancel in writing (email email@example.com) prior to the start of Winter Quarter, January 2, 2021, to avoid being charged for the full Winter Quarter housing charges. This is ONLY for students who DO NOT have a Fall Quarter housing assignment. Those who cancel after January 2, 2021, will be responsible for the full Winter Quarter charges and possible other cancellation charges.
All 2020-21 housing rates have been established and will not change. Visit our Housing Rates webpage for more information.
Due to the Emergency Travel Order, the first two weeks of Winter Quarter classes (January 4-17) will be conducted remotely to accommodate students who are expected to quarantine or isolate. DePaul Housing and Residential Education are arranging scheduled move-ins on January 2 and January 3. You are required to schedule a January 2 or January 3 move-in appointment via myhousing.depaul.edu no later than Wednesday, December 30.
Visit the Winter Break Closure webpage for additional details, as instructions differ for new Winter Quarter residents, returning residents from traditional residence halls, and returning residents in McCabe Hall and University Center. Please note that information may be subject to change, due to any new COVID-19 guidance provided by the university, city, state, and/or CDC. DePaul Housing will email updates to all incoming Winter Quarter residents.
For information about the quarantine or isolation period on campus, please refer to our Quarantine & Isolation Guide.
We are requiring residents in traditional halls and residents in McCabe and University Center who meet certain criteria to quarantine until *10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, out of an abundance of caution. We’ve created the following guides to help you prepare for the first two weeks of living on campus Winter Quarter. We’ve created the following guides to help you prepare for the first two weeks of living on campus Winter Quarter:
• Move-In & Quarantine Guide for Lincoln Park Residence Halls
• Move-In & Quarantine Guide for Lincoln Park Apartments (McCabe)
• Move-In & Quarantine Guide for University Center
If you are required to quarantine, you must check in with your Residence Director On Duty twice a day, as outlined in the Quarantine & Isolation Guide. Moreover, you will take a COVID-19 test during the first week of January.
*An announcement was made to all on-campus residents that quarantine will end one day sooner (distributed via email on 1/13/21).
If you are required to quarantine on campus due to illness or exposure, the minumum duration is 10 days as determined by the City of Chicago. Learn more here. (Effective January 17, 2021)
On-campus residents who are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, please refer to the Quarantine & Isolation Guide immediately.
You may indicate any medical conditions and/or special needs on the intake form designated for your residential building. The form is also meant to help staff track your quarantine status and emergency contacts. Please fill out the form no later than Monday, December 28.
• Intake Form for Lincoln Park Residence Halls (Belden-Racine, Munroe, and Ozanam)
• Intake Form for Lincoln Park Apartments (McCabe)
• Intake Form for University Center
We will NOT allow any visitors for the first two weeks of Winter Quarter (January 2-18), including parents/guardians. Students who are new residents arriving Winter Quarter may have assistance with their move,
but nothing beyond their scheduled move-in day.
After January 18, the previous Fall Quarter visitor policies will be in effect for the remainder of Winter Quarter. If there comes a time when it is safe to allow visitors into our residence halls, we will update our guidelines and notify residents.
All 2020-21 meal plan rates have been established and will not change. Visit our Meal Plan Types & Rates webpage for more information.
For students who are required to quarantine until January 16, DePaul will deduct daily meal points at the end of each week from January 2-16.
UPDATE as of 1/13/21: Quarantine will end for the majority of residents on Saturday, January 16. Therefore, the last meal delivery will take place Friday, January 15, between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for dinner. Please note this change below.
Dining locations on the Lincoln Park campus will be closed and meals will be delivered to all on-campus residents (whether they are in quarantine or not in quarantine). Athletes in McCabe Hall will have their meals arranged and delivered separately by the Athletic Department. On January 16, dining locations at Lincoln Park will reopen at 10:00 a.m. Click here for locations and regular hours of operation.
At University Center, dining on the 2nd Floor (The CAF and Market) will be open to non-quarantine students at the start of Winter Quarter. Click here for hours of operation. On-campus residents in quarantine will receive meals delivered to their unit between January 2 and January 15.
For a limited time on the Lincoln Park Campus, Dining Services will provide delivery to your dorm or apartment during quarantine from ETC, our on-campus convenience shop. Ordering is available through the Boost Ordering App.
ETC order delivery will be available on the following dates:
1/8/2021 between 8:00am and 8:00pm
1/11/2021 between 8:00am and 8:00pm
For more information and a more detailed "how-to," please click here.
Lincoln Park Residents may do one of the following to secure their books:
1. Order online and ship to your permanent home address before arriving on campus. Orders must be placed no later than Monday, December 21, to ensure delivery by Thursday, December 31. Free shipping on orders from $49 to $75.
2. Order online and pick up at the DePaul Lincoln Park bookstore on your move-in date. The bookstore will be open on Saturday, January 2, from 10AM-5PM, and Sunday, January 3, from 12PM-5PM.
3. Order online and arrange for dorm delivery. Orders must be shipped directly to 2425 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614, and placed no later than Monday, December 28. To set expectations, orders may be delivered as late as January 6, due to limited facility hours and staffing.
University Center Residents may do one of the following to secure their books:
2. Order online and pick up at the DePaul Loop bookstore on your move-in date. The bookstore will be open on Saturday, January 2, from 10AM-5PM, and Sunday, January 3, from 12PM-3PM for DOORSIDE PICKUP ONLY. If you choose doorside pickup on Sunday, January 3, please email Laura Stein (Loop Bookstore General Manager) at LSTEIN3@depaul.edu so your order is placed by the 1 E. Jackson entrance.
3. Order online and ship directly to your mailing address at University Center (525 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60605).