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Blue Demon Welcome

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Blue Demon Welcome: New Student Convocation celebrates the beginning of the DePaul journey for all new undergrads including freshman and transfer students. The newest members of DePaul will join a proud community founded on the principles of learning, service and justice at this event. Here, be inspired to experience all the challenges and opportunities that will fuel academic, personal and professional growth.

Transportation will be provided from both campuses for students attending the event. Attendance is mandatory for all new freshman and transfer students.

Event Details:
  • Date: September 10, 2019
  • Time: 10 AM
  • Place: Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60616

Wintrust purse and bag policy

We urge you to please familiarize yourself with the entrance guidelines to the Arena to avoid any disappointment on the day of the Blue Demon Welcome

We recommend that you carefully review the Wintrust's purse and bag policy. The diagram below provides you with a guide as to what is allowed and what is not. The Wintrust also has a list of prohibited items that will not be allowed in the Arena.

The Wintrust Arena strictly enforces these policies without exception.

Upon entering the Arena guests will be required to go through a metal detector and security check. Adhering to these entrance policies will help speed up your entrance into the Arena.

Wintrust Arena Prohibited and Allowed Pags

Wintrust directions and parking

Blue Demon Welcome is at Wintrust Arena, located at 200 E. Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60616.

Because paid parking in the area is highly limited, we encourage you to use the available shuttles from either the Loop or Lincoln Park campus, public transportation or taxi/rideshare options. Wintrust Arena is accessible by city bus and elevated train.  Learn how to  get to Wintrust via public transportation here.

Lot A is located 2301 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616 (8' height clearance) . The parking rate is $23 for up to 16 hours and $36 for 16 to 24 hours. There are no in-and-out privileges. Overnight parking is available. Lost tickets will pay the $36 (overnight) fee per day.