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Room Selection

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Returning to campus housing for the 2020-21 academic year happens through an in-person process called Room Selection. We have unique apartments that offer larger spaces and more flexibility for our returning residents.

About Room Selection

The Room Selection process includes the following steps:

  1. Complete a housing agreement. It will be available at until April 1, 2020;
  2. You will receive a randomized Room Selection appointment time via email from Housing;
  3. Take a tour of our campus communities on selected dates in April 2020 (exact dates will be announced in winter); and
  4. Attend Room Selection based on your appointment time and work with staff to choose a space.

2020 Room Selection Dates

Room Selection Sign-Up
(by completing a housing agreement)
Before April 1
Receive Room Selection Appointment Email Week of April 1
University Center Room Selection April 14
Lincoln Park Room Selection April 21-23

In the Lincoln Park apartment communities, students enjoy larger spaces, more privacy and the convenience of their own living room and kitchen. Unlike traditional residence halls, the Lincoln Park apartment communities do not close during DePaul’s winter break, thus allowing students greater flexibility. Plus, apartments are fully furnished and feature cable, access to HBO Go, wireless internet and laundry facilities that do not require coins or card payments. Apartment residents also have the opportunity to participate in staff-organized activities throughout the academic year. Rates for the 2020-21 academic year will be released ~March 2020.

For detailed information about these apartments, click here. Limited singles are also available in traditional halls.

Room Type Occupancy 2019-20 Academic Rate Per Resident
Centennial Hall, Standard 2-4 $12,150
Courtside Apartments, Standard 4 $12,150
McCabe Hall, Efficiency 3 $10,578
McCabe Hall, Standard 2-4 $11,220
Sanctuary Townhomes, Townhome 7 $11,841
Sanctuary Hall, Standard Apartment 3-4 $12,150
Sanctuary Hall, Higher Occupancy Apartment 5-8 $11,529
Sanctuary Hall, Studio Apartment 3 $11,220
Sheffield Square 2-4 $12,150

Located steps from DePaul's Loop Campus, the University Center includes suites and apartments. It is equipped with a fitness center, outdoor terrace, laundry facility and high-powered technology labs. The University Center got a complete remodel in 2018, so units boast new flooring, countertops and furniture. Learn more about the University Center here.


Feature a bed, desk, bookcase and compartmentalized closet for each resident.


  • Quad Semi-Suite - Two residents per unit, two units share one bathroom.
  • Deluxe Double - Two residents in one room share one bathroom.
  • Private Room - One resident has a private room, private pathroom.


Room Type Occupancy 2019-20 Academic Rate Per Resident
Quad Semi-Suite 4 $9,750
Double Deluxe 2 $11,076
Private Room 1 $14,262


Feature a full kitchen with dishwasher, living room and dining area. All apartments are fully furnished.


  • Four-Bedroom - Four residents per unit, each resident has a lockable bedroom and all share two bathrooms.
  • Two-Bedroom - Four residents share two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
  • Studio - One resident.


Unit Type Occupancy 2019-20 Academic Rate Per Resident
Four-Bedroom 4 $14,196
Two-Bedroom 4 $11,604
Studio 1 $16,254


If you cannot attend your assigned Room Selection appointment, you may recruit a trusted friend (a proxy) to attend in your place by completing the proxy form. It is important to trust your proxy, as they will be selecting your space for the year and solidfying your commitment to campus housing.

Steps to take:


  1. Click here to download the proxy form and print it out.
  2. Fill out the proxy form. You will circle "Yes" or "No" for each of the housing options. You will only be assigned to preferences that are circled "Yes." 
  3. Have your proxy bring the completed form with them to Room Selection.

If you have a roommate in mind:


  • All intended roommates must have a Room Selection appointment. 
  • All intended roommates can attend the earliest appointment time of any person in the group. Those who cannot attend must use the proxy form available here
  • Roommate groups of five or more may contact Housing directly to potentially be assigned a space prior to their Room Selection appointment time.


If you are searching for a roommate:


  • Utilize social media, particularly specific residence hall Facebook pages. 
  • Attend the Lincoln Park Campus open house or Loop Campus tour (dates to be announced in winter 2020) to meet those with similar housing interests.


If you don't have a roommate:


  • No roommate, no problem. Housing will randomly assign roommates to partially filled spaces.

Building, Apartment and Room Type Preferences:


  • You should be prepared with more than one building and room type preference in case it is unavailable during your room selection appointment. We recommend choosing at least three buildings/room types prior to your Room Selection appointment.

Students who require specific housing accommodations or considerations must ensure they are registered with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). All housing accommodations will be guaranteed for students who complete their registration process with CSD prior to April 1. Any accommodation requests that are submitted after April 1 will still be considered, but accommodations will be made based on availability.

Housing Cancellation

If students are assigned to campus housing at Room Selection and need to cancel after being assigned but prior to the start of their housing agreement, then there is a $1,500 cancellation fee. Further charges are applicable once the housing agreement has started. Please see section 4 of the terms and conditions for the full cancellation policy.

Meal Plan Cancellation

Signing the housing agreement holds students to the meal plan terms and conditions. If a student cancels their housing agreement, the meal plan will be cancelled for any future quarters. Full meal plan terms can be found in section 5 of the 2020-21 terms and conditions.