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Academic advisors provide assistance and guidance in all aspects of students’ chosen curricula; they also offer major field and career-related advice. Academic advisors can help students plan workable educational goals; understand degree options, requirements and the financial implications of decisions; assess academic strengths and challenges and clarify realistic career objectives upon graduation.
Students meet their academic advisors during orientation, and should meet with them each quarter prior to registration. For additional information, students can visit the Student Success web page or they should contact their college advising office. Students who are undeclared or looking to make a change to their major or minor should conftact the Office for Academic Advising Support (OAAS).
BlueStar is an online system that supports students’ academic success by helping to connect students to advisors, instructors and other DePaul resources. Faculty members use BlueStar to allow students to schedule appointments online, record notes from meetings, send messages, refer students to other offices, assign tasks for them to do, offer kudos, and, most importantly, to raise flags that indicate some kind of concern about a particular student's performance. Twice a quarter, faculty members also receive Progress Surveys asking if there are any flags or kudos that need to be raised. For additional information email BlueStar@depaul.edu.
BlueStar can be accessed here.
The university online portal used to conduct student, faculty and staff business such as employee services, grade reporting and tuition payments.
Access Campus Connect.
CSH tutoring services are offered in various locations. Visit their website to learn more about the service, as well as location and hours.
For currently enrolled DePaul students, the College of Science and Health Tutoring Services provides free tutoring and academic support in the following areas: chemistry, biochemistry, biology, mathematical sciences, physics, psychology (for statistics), nursing and quantitative reasioning (for LSP 120/121).
The schedule of tutors is available on the College of Science and Health's website. Tutoring services are offered on a walk-in basis only, per the posted schedule. Students must bring their valid student i.d. with them.
DeHUB is a web-hosted platform that facilitates engagement by connecting students to organizations, departments and programs.
Access DeHUB here.
One-stop services to help students manage the business side of being a student at DePaul: registration, financial aid and payment.
Learn more here.
Desire2Learn is a web-based learning tool used for course instruction. Professors can post course syllabi and readings. Students can host discussions, post homework and submit writing assignments.
Learn more here.
The Degree Progress Report (DPR) is an academic planning tool accessed through Campus Connect to help students determine the courses and requirements needed to complete their degree at DePaul. The DPR also offers course planning and what-if simulations to explore additional major or minor interests at DePaul.
Lincoln Park Campus
John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Loop Campus Library
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
DePaul Center, Floor 10
Rinn Law Library
25 E. Jackson Blvd.
Lewis Building, Floor 5
Access the Library site here.
The Library provides access to physical and digital materials at our campuses, and is also part of I-Share, a consortium of over 90 academic libraries across Illinois who share books via interlibrary loan. Librarians are available at the Loop and Lincoln Park Library to assist students, faculty and staff with research assignments and are available for research help by phone, email, or instant messaging.
The John T. Richardson Library in Lincoln Park also includes:
- Special Collections and Archives on the 3rd floor is a gateway for research utilizing rich primary source materials, unpublished documents, rare and specialized books, maps, graphic materials and three-dimensional objects.
- A Maker Hub on the 2nd floor has 3D printers, a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, a sewing machine and robotics. There are also soundproof media studios, a usability studio and a green screen studio with digitally controlled lighting.
- The Access Services Desk on the 1st floor where students can check out library materials and loanable technology, pick-up items requested via interlibrary loan and access physical course reserves. Loanable technology such as digital cameras, GoPros, microphones, phone chargers, cables, adapters and more are also available.
The Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the John T. Richardson Library, is a collaborative learning studio, which provides a variety of peer tutoring services and résumé assistance.
Tutoring and consulting services are offered daily, according to the schedule. No appointment necessary. Visit the Learning Commons website for the schedule and more information.
The Office for Academic Advising Support (OAAS) works with undeclared and exploratory undergraduate students to help them find majors and minors that align witht hteir interests, skills, values and goals. Students can schedule an advising appointment by stopping by the office or calling (773) 325-7431.
2320 N. Kenmore Ave.
Schmitt Academic Center, Room 192
DePaul Center, Suite 9500
Learn more here.
Students Together are Reaching Success (S.T.A.R.S.) is an academic success and retention program for first-year students administered by the Office of Multicultural Student Success. A peer mentor in the S.T.A.R.S. program serves as an academic mentor, an advocate and a resource for 10-12 students assigned to them as mentees. The program specifically targets DePaul students who are the first in their families to go to college, demonstrate financial need are students of color.
The Student Government Association consists of elected representatives that act as the student body “voice” to the president of the university and the Board of Trustees.
Learn more, including how to get involved, here.
Students in need of legal assitance can visit the Online Self-help Center for resources and referrals, or access legal workshops and clinics through the Croak Community Legal Clinic. Workshops cover topics such as tenants rights, dealing with debt and self-representation in divorce, among other topics.
The Student Support Services (SSS) program provides advising, academic assistance, mentoring and career-related services to qualified undergraduate students at DePaul. The program, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, is part of a national network of TRiO programs designed to enhance the college experience and achievement of student from first-generation and low-income families. Students who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., are in a baccalaureate degree program and who demonstrate a need for academic or other support may benefit from participation in this program.
Learn more here.
Most of the university’s individual academic departments offer tutors to assist students with specific course problems. Tutoring services are free to DePaul students and available throughout the academic year. Tutoring schedules are generally available through departmental offices. See also College of Science and Health Tutoring Services.
Free tutoring services are offered through the Department of Modern Languages. Students currently enrolled in a DePaul language course are eligible to arrange for up to two appointments a week (one hour per session). For appointments, call (773) 325-1888.
Learn more on their webpage.
The University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) works with all members of the DePaul University community to support writers and to promote the use of writing in teaching and learning through five major initiatives: The Writing Center, The Writing Fellows Program, workshops, The Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR) and faculty development.
Schmitt Academic Center 212
Lewis Center, Suite 1600
The Ventra card is a contactless way to pay for transit on CTA and Pace trains and buses. Riders can purchase passes and add transit value at CTA rail stations, participating retail locations, online or by phone.
All full-time, eligible students at DePaul get a Ventra U-Pass, which provides unlimited rides on any CTA or Pace system bus or train at a discounted price during the academic quarters.