Often, residents who are assigned to converted housing have questions about what this type of housing is and why we implement it in our residence halls. This page includes frequently asked questions, a video and links to virtual tours to help familiarize you with this type of housing assignment. If you have additional questions, read our Converted Housing Brochure or call our main office at (773) 325-7196.
FAQs for Residents of Converted Housing
What is converted housing?
Converted housing is made up of designated rooms, often larger than standard rooms, that are utilized for housing an additional resident. More than 300 residents are part of the converted housing program at the beginning of the academic year.
Converted housing allows more DePaul University first-year students the opportunity to take advantage of living in campus housing at the beginning of the academic year, and ultimately to attend DePaul.
Am I a permanent resident of my unit?
All students who are assigned to converted housing are considered permanent residents of that unit and are not required to move during the academic year. Should you decide to request a move, that request will be processed ahead of regular room change requests, as space permits.
Will my housing rate be affected by converted housing?
All residents of a converted housing unit will receive a 20 percent credit based on the standard double rate for the room for the time in which an additional resident is assigned to the unit. Credits are issued at the end of each quarter.
What will my room be like?
Converted housing units are large standard doubles that are converted into triple occupancy rooms and have bunked or lofted beds. Each resident will have a bed, desk, desk chair and space for storing clothes. See the virtual tour below for an example of a lived-in converted unit.
Converted Housing from DePaul Housing Services on Vimeo.
360 Virtual Tours
Virtual tours of converted housing units are not yet available for all halls, but see below for views of a converted housing unit in Clifton-Fullerton Hall.