Life in Historic Lincoln Park 

Tree-lined streets. Historic brownstones. Legendary campus. Situated in a beautiful residential neighborhood, DePaul University's 30 acre Lincoln Park campus is also the site of 15 residence halls and apartment communities which house over 2,500 students. Welcome to DePaul University, a private, Catholic institution of higher learning that has grown to be the largest Catholic university in the nation. Our student population of more than 20,000 students reflects a broad diversity of ethnic, religious, geographic and economic backgrounds. 

Chicago, with its many resources, is an integral part of education at DePaul University. From renowned libraries and museums to world-class theater, music and sports, when you attend DePaul University, all of Chicago is your campus.

A Rewarding Experience

Modeled after St. Vincent de Paul's teachings of being a full participant in one's community, our supportive residence hall community focuses on diversity, respect, community spirit, and leadership development. Collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and staff are our top priority. At first glance, DePaul University's major metropolitan setting might appear too large and overwhelming to students and their families, but we pride ourselves on developing and nurturing a positive, supportive, and caring housing environment.

A safe and secure community is also a top priority for DePaul. As members of the residence hall community, we believe in a shared responsibility for our living environment. In addition to DePaul's full-service Public Safety Office, each of our traditional residence halls has a 24-hour staffed lobby and an entrance card security system.
 

For security purposes, faculty, staff and students are also issued a DePaul University photo identification card in order to gain access to residence halls, parking garages, food service, the Ray Meyer Fitness Center and various university functions. 

DePaul University's multicultural community is reflective of Chicago's diverse population, and one of the most rewarding aspects of the residential community. Special programs are offered to foster respect, awareness, and appreciation among all of our students, and celebrate our differences.