DePaul University’s standard move-in day is September 3, 2016.
However, if you are a part of a program that requires an earlier move-in, an
alternative move-in date will be communicated to you.
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Residents will not be allowed to move in on an unassigned move-in date.
The majority of our Lincoln Park residents move to
campus on September 3. However, if you are a part of a program that
requires early move-in, an alternative move-in date will be
communicated to you. Please confirm your move-in date and time with your
program or group. Returning residents move in on September 3.
After July 1, if you are unclear about your move-in date, call our office at (773)
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Recommended Move-In Times
For residents moving in on August 28 and September 3, please plan to arrive on campus during the times specified below to expedite your move-in experience. The first number of your room assignment indicates your floor.
All Lincoln Park residence halls and apartments (excluding Sheffield Square)
||9 a.m. - 1 p.m.|
||1 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the guest policy for move-in day?
Guest policies will be adapted on the two biggest move-in days (August 28 and September 3), but only until 9 p.m. All guests will be issued a wristband for identification purposes during move-in. After 9 p.m., all guests must show identification and be registered at the front desk.
Besides the two move-in days listed above, our normal guest policy is always in effect, no exceptions:
- Guests must present a state, government or DePaul ID Card at the front desk and be signed in by a resident host onto the guest register. If there is no valid ID available, entrance will not be granted. An ID from another college or university is not acceptable identification.
- You are allowed to host overnight guests with the prior permission of your roommate(s). You may only register overnight guests a maximum of two nights in a seven-day period.
- You are responsible for all actions and behaviors of guest(s). Be sure to read the Guide to Student Housing, which will be handed out on move-in day for additional information about the guest policy.
What if I need to cancel my housing agreement?
If your plans change and you will not be enrolling for fall quarter, you must notify the Office of Admissions and the Department of Housing Services in writing. If you plan to attend DePaul but no longer want to live on campus, you must cancel with the Department of Housing Services at myhousing.depaul.edu. In most situations, canceling your agreement will result in financial charges. See the housing agreement terms and conditions (section 5) for cancellation policies and deadlines.
What if I cannot arrive on my scheduled move-in day?
Due to the maintenance and cleaning of our units, we cannot allow any residents to move in prior to their scheduled move-in date. If you were assigned an alternate move-in date because of a program that requires early move-in, and you are unable to come that day, you may not move in until September 3. For all moves to campus, please arrive between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
If you are scheduled to move in on September 3 and cannot arrive on that date, you may move in on a later date. However, you should recognize that an off-day or off-hours move-in will not include the same services. For example, there will not be staff available to assist you with carrying items into the building, freight elevators will not be available, parking will not be provided and you may need to wait until an on-call staff member is available to check you in. If you are arriving on or after the first day of classes, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org about your plans to ensure your space in housing is held.
What if I’m running late? Can I arrive after 5 p.m.?
Yes. However, DePaul cannot offer additional assistance after 5 p.m. Residents will not be allowed to move into their unit on any day before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m. Please keep this restriction in mind when making travel arrangements.
Can I ship boxes to campus prior to move-in day?
Due to limited space and resources, if you are shipping boxes or trunks, you should arrange for your packages to be delivered after your arrival. It is possible that you will not have immediate access to your packages when they arrive at the Student Mail Center. If there are specific items that you require immediately upon arrival (e.g., medications or perishables), you should bring them with you.
What is converted housing?
Converted housing gives more DePaul University incoming freshmen students the opportunity to take advantage of living in campus housing at the beginning of the academic year. Converted housing is when students are assigned to regular residential spaces that have been converted from a double to a triple unit. These rooms are able to accommodate the number of residents assigned. Learn more about converted housing here
Does DePaul have a preferred banking partner?
Don’t worry about banking while at DePaul. PNC and DePaul work together to bring you friendly banking services, including convenient offices and ATMs on both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. You can even link your DePaul Card to your PNC account so that you can use your ID as an ATM card, too. For more information about PNC's services, or to find a branch or ATM, visit pnc.com/depaul.