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Winter Break Closure

​​​​​​​​​​Students living in traditional halls—Belden-Racine Hall, Munroe Hall, and Ozanam Hall—are required to vacate their units by noon on November 25, 2020, although they do not need to move their belongings completely out of their units. It is imperative that move-out deadlines are met due to Winter Break. Residents who do not move out on time may receive a $150 improper move fee. 

For the entire Winter Break period (see key dates), residents of campus apartments—McCabe Hall and University Center (Loop)—are allowed to remain on campus. Winter Break housing is included for these buildings.

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.
  • 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 25, 2020.
  • 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 immediately if you have yet to formally notify staff. 

DePaul Housing's physical office (located in Centennial Hall) will close on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. and reopen on Monday, January 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. During this timeframe, our staff will work remotely Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. In observance of the winter holidays, DePaul Housing will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2020. 

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

December Term/Graduate Intersession

Housing is not available during the December Term/Graduate Intercession (November 30 - December 18). If you need special accommodations, please know that housing is extremely limited and not guaranteed. For questions or to make a request, email housing@depaul.edu​

Re-Opening the Residence Halls​​

The below information may be subject to change, due to any new guidance provided by the university, city, state, and/or CDC. DePaul Housing will email updates to all incoming Winter Quarter residents.

​​New Residents​

New freshmen and transfer students who are moving on campus for Winter Quarter must schedule a move-in appointment prior to arrival. Move-in appointments are available:

​​January 2 and 3
​Students may select either one of these dates to move in and quarantine for at least 14 days on campus (no exceptions). In addition, students will be tested for COVID-19 during the first week of January. We are aware that some students may be arriving from a state that is not on Chicago Travel Quarantine List, but the university feels it is necessary to take these mandatory measures in order to reduce potential COVID-19 exposure.
Review the Winter Quarter Move-In & Quarantine Guide for Residence Halls​ (coming soon)


DePaul Housing will send new, incoming residents an appointment email, so they may choose their move-in date (either January 2 or 3). Selecting a move-in appointment confirms a resident's intent to move in for Winter Quarter.

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f you are unable to move-in on January 2 or 3, due to extraordinary circumstances, please email housing@depaul.edu. We will review requests on a case-by-case basis; therefore, we cannot guarantee accommodations.

​​Returning Residents​ (Traditional Halls)

Returning residents from traditional halls (i.e., students who lived on campus Fall Quarter and were required to leave their unit for break) must schedule a Winter Quarter move-in appointment prior to arrival. Move-in appointments are available:

​​January 2 and 3
Students may select either one of these dates to return and quarantine for at least 14 days on campus (no exceptions). In addition, students will be tested for COVID-19 during the first week of January. We are aware that some students may be arriving from a state that is not on Chicago Travel Quarantine List, but the university feels it is necessary to take these mandatory measures in order to reduce potential COVID-19 exposure.​
Review the Winter Quarter Move-In & Quarantine Guide for Residence Halls​ (coming soon)


DePaul Housing will send traditional hall residents an appointment email, so they may choose their move-in date (either January 2 or 3). Selecting a move-in appointment confirms a resident's intent to return to their hall for Winter Quarter and ensures that residents will have hall access on their DePaul IDs when they return to campus. 

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f you are unable to return to campus on January 2 or 3, due to extraordinary circumstances, please email housing@depaul.edu​. We will review requests on a case-by-case basis; therefore, we cannot guarantee accommodations.

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pon arrival, residents should have their DePaul ID card and unit keys to access their room. Returning to campus in winter looks different from the larger fall move-in. Unfortunately, DePaul Housing is unable to provide extra assistance during the Winter Quarter return process, so 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. 

Returning Residents​ (On-Campus Apartments)

Though students in on-campus apartment buildings are not required to vacate their units for Winter Break, they must check-in for Winter Quarter through a check-in email that will be sent to their DePaul email address. Checking in confirms a resident's intent to return to their unit for Winter Quarter and ensures that residents will have hall access on their DePaul IDs when they return to campus. More details will be provided directly to residents during Fall Quarter.

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f a resident from an on-campus apartment leaves their unit during Winter Break, they must follow instructions outlined in the section above titled "Returning Residents (Traditional Halls)."