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Fall Move-In

Fall Move-In

Housing staff will publish move-in information for the upcoming Fall Quarter starting June 2023.

Move-in dates and appointments will be shared this summer. 

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Winter Move-In

The information below pertains to new, incoming residents moving to Lincoln Park Campus for Winter Quarter 2023. Those moving into University Center (Loop) will receive communication from University Center staff with different move-in instructions.   ​

New Winter Quarter residents may move in as early as 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2023. Move-in appointments will not be required for all residents, including new residents. 

Winter Quarter move-in on Sunday, January 1, 2023, will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. that day. Upon arrival, you must report to your Area Office to check-in and pick up your housing keys. Here are the Area Office locations: 

Your Residential Building Your Area Office Location Check-In Address
Belden-Racine Hall, Munroe Hall, Ozanam Hall, University Hall  West Area Office (inside Munroe Hall)  2312 N. Clifton Avenue, Room 107 
Centennial Hall, Courtside Apartments, Sanctuary Hall, Sanctuary Townhomes, Sheffield Square  Central Area Office (inside Sanctuary Hall)  2347 N. Kenmore Avenue, Room 211C 
Corcoran Hall, McCabe Hall, Seton Hall  East Area Office (inside Corcoran Hall)  910 W. Belden Avenue, Front Desk Office 

The following services will only be provided January 1, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.: 

• Moving carts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Munroe Hall located at 2312 N. Clifton Avenue. However, we highly recommend students and moving helpers bring their own hand truck or dolly. 

• Each resident is allowed up to two (2) moving helpers between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wristbands will be provided for moving helpers. Moving helpers (visitors) must have a government-issued ID and wristband on them for building access.  

• Complimentary parking will be provided at the Clifton Parking Deck and Sheffield Garage for those with wristbands. 

• Elevators are not available at Corcoran Hall, Seton Hall, and Sheffield Square. In addition, loading dock door access is unavailable at Sanctuary Hall & Townhomes.

Should you choose a move-in date after January 1, additional move-in support such as moving carts, freight elevators, and loading dock door access will NOT be available. 

Free parking is offered January 1-2 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; after this timeframe new residents and moving helpers must pay for parking. (Note: Parking validation is available for the Clifton Parking Deck located at 2330 N. Clifton Avenue. Go to the Visitor Parking webpage for parking validation machine locations.) 

Here’s what you should expect and how to prepare: 

• We highly recommend bringing a moving dolly and moving helpers.

• On your move-in day, report to your Area Office to receive housing keys and move-in instructions only. Area Offices are staffed Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

• New residents are required to sign in their moving helpers (no more than 2) at the front desk of their residence hall. See Visitor Policies webpage for more information. 

• Moving helpers may park at an unloading zone in front the residence hall / on-campus apartment for up to 15 minutes to drop off their student and student’s belongings. Garage parking is also available at the Clifton Parking Deck or Sheffield Garage. Remember, the only date for complimentary garage parking is Monday, January 2, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Spring Move-In

Information for Spring Quarter 2023 will be posted starting February 2023.  ​

Details will be forthcoming. 

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Details will be forthcoming. 


Summer Move-In

Students enrolled in Summer Session will find move-in information in this section starting May 2022.  

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Details will be forthcoming.  

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Other Tips and Campus Resources

You can find your roommate or roommates listed in the Housing Portal at myhousing.depaul.edu. If your assigned roommate chooses not to come to DePaul, another will be assigned to the vacant space. We encourage you to check the portal periodically during the summer in case of updates.

Have an open mind when speaking with your roommates and recognize that this is new territory for all. Roommates cannot be changed prior to move-in day.

When you talk to your roommate(s), discuss how you'll decorate your unit. Be sure you don't have duplicates of these items, as only one of each is allowed per unit.

• Mini-fridge – must be 4.8 cubic feet or less (not allowed in apartments)

• Microwave – must be 1500 watts or less

• TV

We recommend bringing items on the DePaul Housing Packing List.

Your Blue Demon Card serves as your official identification at DePaul University; you are required to have it at all times while on campus and specifically to enter your Lincoln Park residence hall. If you don't already have a Blue Demon Card, please make sure your follow the How to Secure Your Blue Demon Card instructions and have your Blue Demon Card with you on your move-in date. For more information, visit the ID Card Services webpage.

University Center residents, you will also have a University Center ID that is separate from your Blue Demon Card and is used only at the University Center. You will need this card to enter the building, enter your unit and use your meal plan. If your card is lost, stolen or damaged, you will be charged a $50 replacement fee. 

Lincoln Park Residents

The Student Mail Center, located in Suite 317 of the Lincoln Park Student Center, is responsible for issuing your mailbox key and provides you with a centralized location to receive all of your packages. Items cannot be shipped to your campus address prior to move-in day. All mail must be addressed as follows:

Your Full Name (no nicknames)
DePaul University
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Suite #317
Mailbox # __________
Chicago, IL 60614 

University Center Residents

The University Center Mail Room is located on the second floor, directly across from the business office. Due to limited space and resources, if you are shipping boxes or trunks, you should arrange for your packages to be delivered no sooner than 48 hours prior to your scheduled move-in date. Residents share a mailbox with their roommates and can obtain the combination from the mailroom. All mail must be addressed as follows:

Your Full Name (no nicknames)
525 S. State Street
Unit # __________
Chicago, IL 60605

Certain items are prohibited in all Lincoln Park campus housing. Please visit the Prohibited Items webpage to learn more. Prohibited items found in campus housing will be confiscated by staff.

You are not allowed to bring your own mattress, bed or loft as university furniture must meet fire safety standards.

You are allowed to 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.

For a full list of items restricted and prohibited at the University Center, DePaul's Loop Campus housing, see the University Center Resident Handbook.

If you're living in a traditional hall in Lincoln Park, you may choose to rent a mini refrigerator and microwave combo unit (MicroFridge) from Campus Fridges at campusfridges.com. Campus Fridges is the approved DePaul vendor. All orders must be completed by August 15 to be placed in your unit before move-in. If you place an order before August 1, you are eligible for a $30 discount.

• The rental appliance is a refrigerator, true freezer, and microwave all-in-one.

• Confirm with all of your roommates before renting; each unit is only allowed one MicroFridge.

• Rental items will be delivered to your room prior to move-in day (if ordered by the deadline).

Corcoran Hall residents do not need to rent a MicroFridge as one is already provided in their unit.

University Center (Loop) residents living in suites may rent a MicroFridge; you will be given separate instructions provided by University Center staff.