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Welcome Week, August 30 - September 10, 2021

Welcome Week event schedule!

This year, Fall Welcome Week will be August 30 - September 10, 2021. Through this extended welcome week experience, students will have the opportunity to explore various options to be engaged outside of the classroom.

Exciting events and activities will be available for you to participate in throughout the extended welcome week experience. There will be several opportunities for students to reconnect with old friends and meet new friends. The calendar of events will be available to view on DeHub. All events will be listed under the event tag “Welcome Week 2021”.

Signature Events

    Blue Demon Welcome
  • September 7-8, 2021
    Involvement Fair
  • September 8-10, 2021
  • September 15-17, 2021
    First Friday Fun
  • September 10, 2021

Check back soon for the complete list of events.

View the Schedule

New to Campus, but not a First-Year Student?

It's not just new, first year students who need an introduction to campus this year. Traditional second year students and students who transfered to DePaul during 2020-21 may have never been on campus, or even in Chicago, because of the pandemic. You might be wondering what DePaul is doing to help you transition to campus life, and to begin to build your DePaul community.

In-person Campus Tours

The Office of Admissions and News Student and Family Engagement are offering in-person Lincoln Park campus tours each Thursday in July for sophomores and second-year transfer students. Please check the following link for the Admission Tour information and Schedule. Tours will also be offered in September (including a Loop tour)--keep your eyes open for an email when registration opens on July 30.

Special Welcome Week Events

Special Welcome Week events are also being planned for sophomores and second-year transfer students. When you're looking for events, make sure to look for the 'new to campus' tag on the event. There will be many events that help you connect with other DePaul students, and some special events will help you navigate public transportation and get to know Chicago better. All events available for students new to campus will be listed on DeHub under the event tags “New to Campus” and “Welcome Week 2021.”

Helpful Online Resources

Finally, we've compiled a list of links to helpful resources here. Need a new student orientation refresher? Need some furniture? Looking for an apartment or roommate? Make sure to check out the full list here:

Admissions virtual campus tour: If you can't wait for the in-person tours, you can start to get to know DePaul's campuses here.

Housing placement form: If you want to live on campus, this is your ticket.

Off-campus housing at DePaul and DePaul Students Living Off-campus Facebook page: Find apartments, roommates, furniture and more!

The pre-orientation online module as a refresher for second-year students: It was great the first time--could it be even more informative if you review it again?

The Orientation Campus Resource Booklet : Visit any time you are looking for information, resources or support!

Campus maps

Campus safety

CTA maps and information

View Sophomore Tour Schedule