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Winter Break Closure

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Last Updated: October 30, 2023

​​​​Students living in traditional halls—LeCompte, Corcoran, Munroe, Ozanam, Seton and University Halls—are required to vacate their units no later than noon on November 22, 2023. Personal belongings may remain but access to these halls after noon on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, will not be allowed. It is imperative that move-out deadlines are met due to Winter Break. Residents who do not vacate their residence hall by the deadline will receive a $150 improper move fee. ​

A few items to note for Traditional Hall Residents:​

  • ​You must leave for Winter Break, but are not required to completely move your belongings out of your unit. Please refer to the Fall Quarter Closing Checklist​.
  • You are not permitted to enter closed residence halls during Winter Break, as your building access will be removed starting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
  • You should take home all day-to-day items, such as medication, computer/cell phone chargers, and perishable items. 
  • You must close windows and empty perishables from mini-fridges (if applicable) prior to departing.
  • You do not need to turn in your key when you leave. Please hold on to your key during the Winter Break.
  • If you do not intend to return after Fall Quarter (i.e., cancel your Winter Quarter housing agreement), you must move out of your unit completely. Please contact DePaul Housing at housing@depaul.edu immediately if you have yet to formally notify staff. 
Campus apartments—Centennial Hall, Courtside Apartments, Sanctuary Hall, Sanctuary Townhomes, Sheffield Square, and University Center (Loop) will remain open during Winter Break. Whereas, McCabe Hall will be closed and its residents must leave their on-campus apartment no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. ​

DePaul Housing will also conduct information health and safety inspections of ALL rooms on the Lincoln Park Campus during the Winter Break Closure. This includes traditional halls that will be closed over the break.

December Intersession

DePaul Housing offers temporary housing, for Fall Quarter residents, who are required to remain on campus during December Intersession. Residents of LeCompte, Corcoran, Munroe, Ozanam, Seton, and University Halls may request December Intersession housing by completing the December Intersession housing agreement at myhousing.depaul.edu​. Current residents of LeCompte Hall are required to complete a December Intersession agreement to remain on campus during December Intersession.

Housing Main Office

These are DePaul Housing's main office Winter Break office hours. Office hours include the main office in Centennial Hall, general Housing email, phones, and live chat.

  • Closed Wednesday, November 22, 2023​, at 3:00 p.m.
    • Reopen Monday, November 27 at 9:00 a.m.
  • ​Closed Friday, December 22​​, 2023 
    • Reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2024​​, at 9:00 a.m. 
If you have questions about Winter Quarter housing or Winter Break, please contact our office during business hours at (773) 325-7196 or email housing@depaul.edu​

​​Winter Quarter Housing begins January 6, 2024​​​​​

New Winter Quarter Residents​​

Residents who are moving in starting Winter Quarter must schedule a move-in appointment prior to arrival. Move-in appointments information will be provided with your Winter Quarter housing assignment.​

Returning Traditional Hall Residents

Returning residents from traditional halls, i.e., students who lived on campus Fall Quarter and were required to leave their unit for winter break, will be required to check-in prior to arriving to campus - more information will be emailed to students early December. 

When returning to campus, residents should have their Blue Demon Card and unit keys to access their room. DePaul Housing is unable to provide extra assistance during the winter quarter return process, i.e., service elevators and access doors will not be available. If you bring family helpers (up to two) we will provide wristbands for them to wear, which will serve as in/out privileges at the front desk of your hall and will cover parking for up to one vehicle in the Sheffield Avenue parking garage. 

Campus Apartment Residents

Residents in campus apartments, except those in McCabe Hall, are not required to vacate their apartment for Winter Break, however, they will be required to check in the first week of January 2024 to maintain access to their residential hall.

University Center Residents

DePaul residents living at the University Center are not required to vacate their units for Winter Break, however, they will be required to check in the first week of January 2024 to maintain access to the University Center.