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Parents & Family

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At DePaul we recognize that you are an integral partner to your student's success. We are here to support you and create opportunities where you can become educated and engaged as a member of the DePaul family. Through our programs and resources our goal is to help you stay connected with the university, while supporting you as you take an active role in your student's experience. Additionally, we strive to contribute to goodwill for the university and promote appropriate roles for parents and family members within the campus community.

Is Your Student New to Campus in Fall 2021?


The COVID-19 pandemic forced the many students of the Class of 2024 to spend their entire first year of college in a remote environment for classes and activities. These students, similar to first year students and new transfer students, have never been on campus, or maybe even the city of Chicago. Yet, they've experienced some of college life--they know how to use D2L, schedule an appointment with their advisor, check their grades, financial aid and account, and much more. Re-doing new student orientation prior to the start of the 2021-22 academic year probably isn't for them, but they still need to create their DePaul community, and acclimate to life on campus.

DePaul's Plan

Because of this, DePaul is planning some special events for students who are new to campus in fall 2021 during Welcome Week, August 30-September 10, 2021. Admissions will also begin to offer in-person, campus tours to second year and transfer students this summer. We've also developed a resource list for new to campus students. You can find more information about our plans for our new to campus students, as well as our planned Welcome Week events (for everyone!), here.

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Parent and Family Calendar

Checkout the NSFE Parent & Family calendar for the 2020-2021 academic year!

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Have a Question? Contact Us.

Please feel free to contact us about orientation via email at orientation@depaul.edu. Questions concerning family weekend can be addressed by emailing familyweekend@depaul.edu. For other questions, email parents@depaul.edu. We look forward to supporting you during your student's journey at DePaul University.

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