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On Your Move-In Day: Lincoln Park Residents

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You have finally arrived at DePaul for Fall Quarter 2022! So, now what? Here are some topics on-campus residents typically ask about as they’re getting settled in… 

Housing Services and Building Access​

Didn’t receive your Blue Demon Card in the mail? Don’t panic! On-campus residents can go to the ID Card Services Office, which is located inside the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Room 109. Remember, incoming residents need their Blue Demon Card. From Monday, August 22 through Saturday, September 3, office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

When you arrive on campus to move-in, please go to the check-in station for your residential building as indicated on the Lincoln Park Check-In Stations Map. At the check-in station, you will receive a welcome packet that has the keys to your unit and wristbands for your moving helpers. 

The visitor policy will permit any 1-2 visitors per resident. This includes non-DePaul students, extended family, and other external guests. For more information, please visit the Visitor Policies webpage. 

Area Offices are managed by DePaul Housing and divided into three sections of the Lincoln Park Campus to serve specific residence halls and on-campus apartments. You may visit your designated area office to place a room/equipment repair request (work order), report missing keys, and more.  
East Area Office 
  • For residents of Corcoran, McCabe, and Seton 
  • Location: Corcoran Hall, Lobby 
  • Phone: (773) 325-8690 
Central Area Office 
  • For residents of Centennial, Courtside, Sanctuary Hall, Sanctuary Townhomes, and Sheffield Square 
  • Location: Sanctuary Hall, Room 211C 
  • Phone: (773) 325-1899 
West Area Office 
  • For residents of Belden-Racine, Ozanam, Munroe, and University Hall 
  • Location: Munroe Hall, Room 107
  • Phone: (773) 325-7202

If you are having trouble with your room keys and/or Blue Demon Card (student ID card) hall access, visit your Area Office during move-in hours for assistance. After-hours assistance is available by visiting the front desk receptionist who will contact a facilities assistant for support. 

All moving/product boxes should be broken down and taken along with garbage to the designated trash rooms on each floor in each hall or to the dumpsters outside of the residence halls. It is preferred to dispose of large boxes and trash items directly to the dumpsters. 

​​​​Furniture and Equipment

All traditional halls have loftable bed ends, as do Courtside, Sanctuary Hall, Sanctuary Townhomes, and Sheffield Square. Please only adjust beds if you have the help of another person. While the process is not difficult, it is not a one-person job. Residents may place a work order for crew assistance if necessary, but these requests may take several business days to fulfill. 
We also provide a guard rail with all of our loftable bed ends (except in Centennial and McCabe). If students in Centennial or McCabe choose to bunk their non-loftable beds and would like a guard rail, the student would need to provide one themselves. 
NOTE: The amount for repair or replacement is the responsibility of the resident. If you attempt to adjust any furniture on your own and it ends up damaged, please submit a work order. To submit a work order, visit go.depaul.edu/workorders

Questions or concerns about rented MicroFridge units should be directed to the Residence Hall Council at (773) 325-4742 or depaulrhc@gmail.com. You may also reach out to Campus Fridges directly. 

Non-emergency repair requests can be sent via the online work order form. Housing receives the form and assigns personnel or vendors to perform the service as needed and as warranted. To expedite service, please be as detailed as possible when completing the request form and send no more than one work order or repair request per form. Please specify the location of the problem (e.g., the light switch in the bathroom). Work orders are only processed during university business hours, Monday through Friday.  
Examples include:  
  • Light bulb out (if there are other lights that still work) 
  • Clogged sink drain or shower drain, if not overflowing 
  • Furniture drawers 
  • Desk chairs 
  • Closet organizers – including baskets, drawers, and rails
  • Appliances missing a part
  • Window screens
  • Blinds, as long as they offer privacy
  • Cable television in lounges
  • Missing trash can/recycling tote
  • Assistance with bunking/un-bunking beds, lofting, or moving furniture
If you need to report a facilities-related emergency during the weekend or non-business hours, notify the front desk of your building or call Public Safety at (773) 325-7777.  
Examples include:  
  • Door hardware issues: locks, door handles, door closer 
  • Water issues: leaking, flooding 
  • Building safety/security: card swipes down, Detex alarms, door will not secure 
  • Utility outages: electrical, water, air conditioning, etc. 
  • Clogged toilet or sink 
  • Toilet won't flush or run continuously
  • Smell of gas natural gas or burning
  • Appliance does not work (DePaul-owned appliances only)
  • Pests
  • Missing furniture
  • Broken bed or major loft assembly issue (unable to sleep on bed without crew assistance)
  • Damaged mattresses
  • Broken glass / window / mirror
  • Biohazard clean up 

​​​​Residential Community

Resident Assistants (RAs) will hold mandatory floor meetings for residents during move-in days.  


Meal plans will be activated the morning of Saturday, August 27, which is the first major move-in day of Fall Quarter.

The majority of our Blue Demon Dining options are located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. For more dining information, including official Fall Quarter dining hours, visit dining.depaul.edu


Within 24 hours of your move-in day, you will receive instructions via email regarding Philo, a streaming TV service offering access to 60+ TV channels and cloud-based DVR service. For more details, visit the TV and Technology webpage. 
Cable TV is only available in community lounge spaces throughout our residential buildings. 

The Genius Squad has student staff members who are available to answer questions and offer services. Services include providing patch cords, coax cable (provided by Housing), wireless & ethernet, and general tech help (e.g., campus connection).  
Regular business hours and location for the Genius Squad are weekdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Schmitt Academic Center (SAC), 2320 N. Kenmore Avenue, Room 205. However, they will be open on the first major move-in day, Saturday, August 27, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Students may also contact the Help Desk by calling (312) 362-8765. The Help Desk will be the fastest way for people to resolve most common tech issues.  
Anyone is free to call the Help Desk or visit the Genius Squad, though the preferred method for fastest service is the Help Desk. 

​Other On-Campus Services

The Lincoln Park Bookstore is conveniently located on the 1st Floor of Seton Hall, 2425 N. Sheffield Avenue. From Monday, August 22 through Saturday, September 3, store hours are 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Should you have classes on the Loop Campus and want to pick up your books at the Loop Bookstore, located in the DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Boulevard, you may visit during these hours prior to the start of Fall Quarter:

Date Store Hours
Monday, August 22  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 23  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 24  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Thursday, August 25  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Friday, August 26  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 27  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Sunday, August 28  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Monday, August 29  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 30  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 31  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Thursday, September 1  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Friday, September 2  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, September 3  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Your mailbox is located inside the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Suite 317. This is also where you will pick up your mailbox key. These are the remaining mailroom hours around move-in days: 

Date Hours
Wednesday, August 31 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 1 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 2 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 3 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 4 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, September 5 (Labor Day) Closed
Tuesday, September 6 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

For regular Fall 2022 hours, visit the Lincoln Park Campus Mail Center webpage.

DePaul Central helps you manage the business side of being a student, including financial aid.   
The DePaul Central office is open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. They will be NOT be open on the weekend move-in dates or on Labor Day (Monday, September 5). 

Until the first official day of Fall Quarter, The Ray Meyer Fitness Center (The Ray) will operate under summer hours. Therefore, your membership will not be activated until Wednesday, September 7. If you would like to visit the The Ray earlier, you may purchase a limited summer membership or a day pass upon each visit. For Fall 2022 hours at The Ray, visit go.depaul.edu/the-ray

​​Programs and Events

Discover Chicago courses begin with Immersion Week, which starts Monday, August 29. Immersion Week is five days of experiential learning where students are immersed in the city examining the class topic. It is then followed by seven weeks of traditional course work during the regular Fall Quarter (2.5 meeting hours per week). 

Explore Chicago courses operate during the regular Fall Quarter schedule, which begins Wednesday, September 7. Students have four meeting hours per week with an experiential learning core of at least three field excursions. 

For questions about Explore and Discover, call First-Year Programs, (773) 325-7573.

Now that we’re all back on campus, DePaul is holding an extended Welcome Week from August 29 - September 9! Below is a list of virtual and in-person Welcome Week events (you may need to RSVP).

Date Time Activity
Trolleys to Navy Pier Fireworks 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Trolleys to Navy Pier Fireworks
Sunday, August 28 – Tuesday, September 6  9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  iDePaul Virtual Scavenger Hunt 
Monday, August 29  8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Movie Mondays: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 
Tuesday, August 30  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Fitness on The Quad 
Wednesday, August 31  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Crafts for Your Crib 
Thursday, September 1  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  DePaul After Dark: Laser Tag and Bumper Cars 
Friday, September 2  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Game Night in the STU 
Sunday, September 4  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Blue Demon Bingo 
Monday, September 5  8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Movie Mondays: Divergent 
Tuesday, September 6  3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Blue Demon Welcome: DePaul’s New Student Convocation 
Tuesday, September 6  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Blue Demon Welcome: After Hours! 
Wednesday, September 7  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Loop First Day Tabling 
Wednesday, September 7  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Lincoln Park First Day Tabling 
Wednesday, September 7  11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Donuts for Demons 
Wednesday, September 7  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Get the Scoop on Fraternity and Sorority Life 
Wednesday, September 7  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Loop Block Party 
Wednesday, September 7  5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Play Day at The Ray 
Thursday, September 8  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Loop Second Day Tabling 
Thursday, September 8  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Lincoln Park Second Day Tabling 
Thursday, September 8  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Library Q&A with Jackbox 
Thursday, September 8  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Community Fest 
Thursday, September 8  5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Collegiate Recovery Community: Beginning of Quarter Celebration 
Thursday, September 8  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  DePaul After Dark: Giant Game Night 
Friday, September 9  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Real Life Recess & Involvement Fair 
Friday, September 9  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  GlobalDePaulTalks 
Friday, September 9  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  First Friday Fun: Roller Skating & Bowling