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Fall Move-In

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Fall Move-In

Hello, incoming residents!

DePaul Housing is excited to welcome students back this coming Fall Quarter! Please note the following regarding your move on campus:

  1. You MUST have a move-in appointment prior to your arrival on campus​. Starting July 28, 2021, incoming residents may schedule a move-in appointment via the housing portal. Appointments can be made:
    • ​August 28-29 for students participating in the Discover Chicago program
    • September 4-5 for students not participating in the Discover Chicago program
    • On September 6 (Labor Day) move-in/arrivals will NOT be accepted

  2. Review the move-in guide that corresponds with your housing assignment:
  3. Lincoln Park residents: For your move-in appointment, please arrive at your check-in station on the date and time you scheduled in the housing portal​
    • ​Changes cannot be made 24 hours prior to your scheduled move-in appointment.
    • ​If you arrive early for your appointment (10 minutes or more), we will ask you to park in one of our on-campus lots until your appointment start time.
    • ​If you arrive late for your appointment (10 minutes or more), we ask that you call the DePaul Housing office at 773-325-7196 immediately and we will reschedule your move-in time. Our office will be staffed from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on move-in days.​

  4. Lincoln Park residents:​ If you select a limited weekday appointment with our office to move in August 30-31, September 1-3, or September 7-8, please report to your designated area office​ first when you arrive on campus. 

​Continue to watch this page for move-in updates. For other information pertaining to Fall 2021, visit our Fall FAQ webpage

What to know before moving in

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 900 watts or less

• TV

We recommend bringing items on the DePaul Housing Packing List.

Your DePaul ID 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. Please follow the How to Secure Your DePaul ID Card instructions provided by the ID Card Services Office no later than Sunday, August 8, 2021, to receive your DePaul ID card in the mail.  

University Center residents, you will also have a University Center ID that is separate from your DePaul ID 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 (micro-fridge) from MyCollegeFridge.com the approved DePaul vendor. All orders must be completed by August 15 to be placed in your unit before move-in.

• 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 micro-fridge.

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

University Center residents living in suites may also rent a micro-fridge; you will be given separate instructions provided by University Center staff.