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Current News

For the latest news, events, and activities from our department check out the Fall 2021 "Under Our Roof" Family Newsletter. Please pay close attention to information regarding the Winter Break Closure.

Starting Monday, October 18, we will transition to Phase 2 of the visitor policy, which will allow:

1-2 pre-registered parents/guardians (must be vaccinated for COVID-19) at a time


1-2 DePaul resident visitors at a time

• For example, a resident living in Munroe Hall may visit another resident living in Belden-Racine Hall.
• Individuals living outside of DePaul Lincoln Park residence halls may not be visitors at this time.

We are NOT currently allowing siblings, other relatives, significant others, individuals from other schools, etc. to visit for the safety of the DePaul community.

Please continue to follow the processes outlined for DePaul Family Weekend, October 14-17, on the Visitor Policies webpage. An update will be made to the webpage this coming Monday with details regarding the visitor sign in process, overnight visits, etc. In the meantime, we encourage you to read through “Visitors” section from the Guide to Student Housing so you understand your responsibilities as a host.

As always, we thank you for your patience and hope you continue to remain safe.

For the current visitor policy and visitor information during Family Weekend (October 14-17), please read through the Visitor Policies webpage.

Message distributed to Lincoln Park on-campus residents on Monday, September 27:

Thank you for following the temporary no visitor policy while our departments have been monitoring COVID cases across campus and throughout Chicago these past few weeks. During our evaluation period, we’ve noticed the City of Chicago positivity rate is experiencing a steady decline and yet there are still a number of COVID-positive cases our staff is tending to on campus. We clearly remain vulnerable in this pandemic, but are showing some signs of progress. Therefore, we have decided to slowly and methodically lift certain restrictions as it comes to our visitor policy (unless otherwise directed by the state, city, university, or public health organizations).  

Starting today, September 27, we are now allowing residents up to two parent/guardian visitors at a time. Residents and parent/guardian visitors must meet certain criteria and follow instructions outlined on the Visitor Policies webpage, this includes: 

• Parent/guardian visitors must be vaccinated for COVID-19. 

• Residents must pre-register visitors via the Visitor Request Form at least one hour before their arrival. 

• Parents/guardians must present their government-issued photo ID card and proof of COVID-19 vaccination to front desk staff on the date that matches the information on the pre-registration receipt. 

• Everyone must wear a face mask at all times in the building (in elevators, in corridors, in the lobby, in common areas, etc.). The only exception for mask wearing is in the student’s room with the door closed. 

Please keep an eye on the Visitor Policies webpage for updates. We will post a new update to the visitor policy after another 2-week evaluation period, which is Monday, October 11. However, we reserve the right to alter the visitor policy at any time to match COVID-19 guidance from local authorities. 

Should you have questions about any of the contents of this email or have housing questions unrelated to the visitor policy, we welcome you to contact us at housing@depaul.edu.  

As always, we appreciate your cooperation in keeping our DePaul community safe. We understand the challenges you’ve faced with COVID-19 and continue to be impressed by your patience and perseverance as you move forward in your academic journey. 

The Department of Housing, Dining & Student Centers is excited to announce the latest development from partner Chartwells Higher Education. Chartwells, a leader in contract food service management, is launching a new dining brand for the university: Blue Demon Dining powered by Chartwells. (Click here to read the full DePaul Newsline article.)


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