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Airport Welcome

Sign up​ for DePaul's Fall 2018 Airport Welcome Program! An enthusiastic group of DePaul volunteers will meet you at Chicago O’Hare Airport on August 25 or 26, 2018 and welcome you to Chicago.  Volunteers will answer any questions you have about how to get to orientation​ on August 27th and how to travel safely to your final destination for your first night in Chicago.

How do I sign up for Airport Welcome?

Please use this online form to tell us when you plan to arrive.  We will send you a confirmation email to let you know we received your flight information and that we will have volunteers at the airport at that time. Once you receive an email from​ your participation in the program is confirmed.​


When should my flight arrive in Chicago?

Please plan your flight to Chicago, so that you arrive at Chicago O’Hare Airport on August 25 or 26.

How will I travel from the airport?

Our volunteers will answer your questions and help you figure out the best way to travel to your new Chicago home for your first night.  If you want to read more about transportation options from the airport, please read these travel suggestions​.

What if I cannot participate in the ISS Airport Welcome Program?

If you are arriving in Chicago on a different date, in a different terminal or at a different Chicago airport, please use these travel suggestions to plan your travel from the airport.  We look forward to seeing you at orientation​.​​

Where will I sleep my first night in Chicago?

This is up to you!  But be sure to have a concrete plan before you depart your country.

  • ​If you have already reserved housing on-campus, and if you have registered for the on-campus orientation that starts on Monday August 27th, then you can move-in to your on-campus housing on Sunday August 26th. If you arrive before this date, then you will need to reserve a hotel for your first night.  

  • If you have not already reserved housing on-campus, then you should look for an apartment off-campus.  Consider booking temporary housing in a hotel or hostel and then looking for an apartment after you arrive.  Read more on our website​ for more information regarding housing options.