Before move-in day occurs, residents and their parents/guardians should be aware of the following important information about DePaul ID Cards, student email, health and safety policies, furniture rentals and room decorating.

  • DePaul ID Card and Student Email
  • What to Pack and What to Leave at Home
  • Decorating Your Room
  • Residential Rentals
    ID CARD 
    Your DePaul ID Card serves as your official identification at DePaul University, and you are required to have at all times while on campus, and specifically to enter your residence hall.

    To obtain a DePaul ID Card, please visit the ID Card Services office and present a valid photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport or visa). You will need your DePaul ID Card to access your residence hall, the university’s printing system (Intelliprint), meal plans, computer labs and more. Most new students will receive their DePaul ID Card during orientation.

    Loop Campus – DePaul Center, Room 9200
    Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
    Lincoln Park Campus – Student Center, Room 109
    Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    DePaul University provides all students with a free student email address. Simply log into using your Campus Connect user ID and password. The system will walk you through setting up your account. You should set up your email address before to coming to campus. Keep your email updated in Campus Connect; we often email important reminders to the email address on file prior to move-in day. 

    Learn about what we recommend you pack by downloading our Lincoln Park suggested packing list​.

    Things to Leave at Home

    As you pack for move-in day, please note that certain items are prohibited in all Lincoln Park campus housing. See the full prohibited and restricted items list to learn more. If any of the listed  items are found in campus housing, they will be confiscated by staff.

    Also keep in mind that:
    • You are not allowed to bring your own personal mattress or bed. All residents are required to use the university-provided bed frame and mattress, as they meet university fire safety standards. You may buy and use a mattress cover and/or encasement.
    • You may bring your own shower curtain, but you must hang it in conjunction with the university-provided curtains, as those are custom-fit and prevent water leaks.
    • Irons can be used only in community kitchens and laundry rooms.
    We also encourage you to reach out to your future roommate(s) and make plans concerning your living arrangements. Before connecting, read our recommendations regarding future roommates. 

    You are encouraged to personalize your living areas. However, there are guidelines that must be followed, so keep the following in mind when planning the decor for your new home:

    • You may post things on the doorjamb or wall by using masking tape, painter’s tape or poster putty. 
    • Do not paint or make alterations that will permanently affect the walls, ceiling or floor. 
    • Flat-screen televisions cannot be wall-mounted; they must have a stand.
    • You can bring personal furniture and accessories to your room and move or set up university-provided or personal furniture within your unit. The furniture arrangement must be aligned with campus housing policies and all roommates must be in agreement. 
    • If you are bringing additional furniture, particularly used or upholstered furniture, please clean the surfaces thoroughly to avoid bringing pests into the building.
    • Do not move community furniture (e.g., lounge furniture) into your room or remove university-provided furniture from your room or apartment. All issued furniture must stay in the unit or damage fees will be assessed.
    • All window treatments must remain functional in units. For safety reasons, do not install or hang other window treatments; it is prohibited to display or hang items in windows.
    • For fire safety reasons, extension cords and outlet splitters are not allowed. Decorative lighting is allowed, but only one strand (multiple strands connected are not allowed); UL-approved surge protectors/squids are acceptable. See more details here
    You will receive a Guide to Student Housing on move-in day. This will have plenty of resources. To see last year’s guide, click here.​
    If your residence hall allows for rentals​, you will need to decide if you want to rent a loft or micro-fridge prior to moving to campus.
    CM048.jpgResidence Hall Council (RHC) is a student organization that facilitates rentals of lofts and micro-fridges. For more information, visit their website at or email​.


    • Bedloft is the approved DePaul vendor, for renting lofts and micro-fridges. All loft and/or micro-fridge orders must be completed by August 10, 2017, in order to be placed in your unit prior to move-in day.
    • Only residents in Belden-Racine Hall and Clifton-Fullerton Hall regular units (not converted housing) are allowed to order a loft.
    • Residents may not bring their own lofts to campus.
    • Residents in traditional halls who cannot rent lofts can still rent micro-fridges or buy futons.
    • Residents in apartment-style halls who cannot rent lofts or micro-fridges may still buy futons.
    • Confirm with all of your roommates before renting; each unit is only allowed one micro-fridge.​
    • Rental items will be delivered to your room prior to move-in day (if ordered by the deadline).
    • If you order a loft, you will be responsible for the assembly of your loft. If you need help assembling a loft, a work order can be placed and will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis; please note there may be a delay due to an influx of work orders during move-in week.
    • Late orders will be delivered after move-in day (designated date will be communicated later).
    • Bedloft also has products for purchase that are yours to keep: a futon, which can be used as a love seat, lounger or full-sized bed; and a loft bed TV hanger, which allows you to hang a flat-screen TV of up to 42 inches directly from a bed loft.

    Residents will receive a mailing with rental and pricing information from Bedloft later this summer. You can also view the loft and micro-fridge brochures online. You can place your order now by visiting