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Resources For Once You Are Here

Once you get settled into our campus community, we want to make sure you know about the following resources:

Meal Plans

All campus residents are required to have a meal plan. DePaul offers a dining program that provides a variety of alternatives designed for you. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please email Housing Services at housing@depaul.edu for information about facilities and preparation. Keep in mind that the meal plan requirements do not permit release based on religious dictates, personal food choice, lifestyle or preferences (e.g., vegetarian, vegan), or other non-medically based dietary requirements.

Students can change to a higher plan or add money at any time, but may only change to a lower plan (as long as it does not fall below the minimum required plan) before the end of the second week of each quarter. To change a meal plan, use the online form. All meal plan dollars remaining on a student’s card will roll over from quarter to quarter until the end of Spring quarter, June 8, 2018. After that date, any remaining balance will be forfeited and is not refundable.

Your DePaul meal plan can be used in the following locations:

  • All dining stations in the Lincoln Park Student Center
  • Brownstone’s Café
  • The Bean in the Schmitt Academic Center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center
  • McGowan Café
  • DePaul Market in the DePaul Center in the Loop

Public Safety

Office of Public Safety

The DePaul University Office of Public Safety, guided by ethical, legal and professional standards, strives to maintain a peaceful and safe environment for the students, faculty, visitors and neighbors, and to protect university property. DePaul Public Safety provides the following services: emergency response, escort service, hospital transportation, crime prevention and security awareness, crime victim assistance, safety tips, and lost and found.

To contact Public Safety on the Lincoln Park Campus, call (773) 325-7777 or visit Centennial Hall, Suite 304. On the Loop Campus, call (312) 362-8400 or visit Loop Campus Lewis Hall, LL 103. 

Visit their website at publicsafety.depaul.edu.

Campus Escort Service

The Office of Public Safety provides a car escort service for students, faculty and staff whose circumstances require them to travel alone on Lincoln Park’s campus. Evening escorts are available between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. every day. The escort service is only for purposes of traveling within the Lincoln Park campus and to or from the CTA Fullerton station. 

To contact the campus escort service, call (773) 325-SAFE (7233).

Technology Resources

Technology Support Center (TSC) provides technical assistance for DePaul supported software, systems, networking and services. The TSC provides technical support via telephone, email , as well as self-service through Campus Connection.

Log in to Campus Connect and select the “Technology Support Center” link to create a self-service ticket.

Laundry Information

Every residence hall has laundry facilities in the building. Laundry costs are included for all campus residents. There is no need to bring quarters or load money onto your ID card–just load your clothes into an available machine and start the cycle. Laundry machines are for resident use only and are not intended to be used by guests.

For more information on how to use the laundry machines, check the instructional signage in each laundry facility. We encourage residents to bring and use high-efficiency liquid detergent or detergent pods, rather than powdered detergent.

DePaul also has LaundryView, which lets you see the status of washers and dryers from your smartphone or the web. Visit laundryview.com/depaul to learn more.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is a series of free events taking place during the first days of fall quarter. These events are designed to introduce students who are new to campus and celebrate returning students coming back to campus. Events are open to all new, returning and transfer students and are a great opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with the old! Welcome Week runs from the end of August through the first week of classes.

Welcome Week

School Supply Drive

Each year, the Department of Residential Education kicks off the year with a school supply drive to benefit Chicago-area schools. Donation bins will be located in the lobby of each residence hall. All school supplies are welcome. For more information, reach out to Residential Education at resed@depaul.edu .

Health On Campus

Student Health Insurance

Specific details regarding health services and student health insurance can be found on the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness website at go.depaul.edu/hpw.

Immunization Information

It is important that campus residents have complete immunization records on file with DePaul Central. An incomplete or missing immunization record will block your registration.

Illinois state law requires all students to have the following inoculations:

  • Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis - three doses; one dose within the past 10 years
  • Measles (rubeola) - two doses
  • Mumps - two doses
  • Rubella (German measles) - two doses
  • Meningococcal - one dose; if under age 22, must have been taken on or after student's 16th birthday

DePaul Health Services

DePaul Student Health Services is run by the Presence Sage Medical Group in a shared-use building on the Lincoln Park Campus at 1150 W. Fullerton Ave., Second Floor. Students who pay the DePaul Health Services fee are treated like current patients, so office visits and basic lab work are covered by the fee. Ideally, students would pay the fee and also have health insurance. More details are available here and from the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness.

For more information about required immunizations or to submit your documents, visit go.depaul.edu/immunizations or contact DePaul Central. 

Questions about health services?

  • Dean of Students Office
    Lincoln Park Student Center, Suite 307
    (773) 325-7290
    DePaul Center, Suite 11001
    (312) 325-8066

  • Office of Health Promotion and Wellness
    Lincoln Park Student Center, Suite 307
    (773) 325-7290
    DePaul Center, Suite 11001
    (312) 362-8066

  • DePaul Central
    Schmitt Academic Center, Suite 101
    (312) 362-8610
    DePaul Center, Suite 9100
    (312) 362-8610

If you have any questions regarding move-in day information, please contact our offices at (773) 325-7196.

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