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What should you and your student know before looking for housing next year?

​​​​After a year of remote learning and very limited on-campus housing, it’s hard to imagine full residence halls and a bustling campus this fall, but that’s what we’re headed for! With the 2021-2022 academic year on the horizon it is time to start planning ahead. Whether your student is considering living on- or off-campus next year, parents and families usually have a lot of questions. Here are some important things you should know before your students begins their housing search.

For students who want to live on campus:

Rising sophomores and upperclassman who are interested in living in one of DePaul’s campus apartments should begin the Room Selection housing process soon, if they haven’t already. The process is as follows: 

  1. ​Complete a housing agreement by May 1, 2021

  2. Routinely check email in May for a randomized Room Selection appointment

  3. At a designated time, visit myhousing.depaul.edu to view and select available campus housing options for the 2021-2022 academic year

Explore DePaul’s campus housing options in the Loop and Lincoln Park here

May 1 is less than a month away. If your student is having a hard time deciding where they want to live next year, they can take more time to think it over. Housing agreements will remain active until Friday, August 13 and students who have completed it can select campus housing if and when spaces become available in the housing portal. 

It should be noted, however, that spaces will be limited. Housing agreements can be cancelled at any time without a fee prior to being booked or assigned a space on campus. 

For more information on room selection and housing, click here. Please reach out to housing@depaul.edu with any questions you may have. 

For students who want to live off campus:

DePaul’s proximity to the Red, Brown and Purple CTA lines and several bus stops allows for students to live in many different places throughout the city. Some students choose to live close to campus after their first year, and others look for apartments further away to get a change of scenery. 

Regardless of what your student wants, DePaul is here to help! Encourage your student to visit the Off-Campus Housing Website​. Here, your student can search for apartments in Chicago, find roommates at DePaul, purchase furniture and more. They can create their own roommate profile for other DePaul students to view them, too. ​