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Autumn quarter registration is coming up

Autumn quarter registration is coming up

As usual, registration for next quarter is not far away. Course enrollment begins on Thursday, April 29. To view their specific enrollment... read more

Commencement: What parents and families of the Class of 2021 need to know

Commencement: What parents and families of the Class of 2021 need to know

​​Congratulations to the Class of 2021! As many parents and families now know, the university decided to host this year’s commencement... read more

Information and updates on COVID-19 at DePaul

Information and updates on COVID-19 at DePaul

The Spring COVID-19 Updates and Guidance website is a one-stop-shop for students to access important updates and resources related to the... read more

Six Ways to Support Your Student’s Career Journey

Six Ways to Support Your Student’s Career Journey

​​​Six Ways to Support Your Student’s Career JourneyStudents often identify their families as a primary source of career information and... read more

Important Dates to Know

Important Dates to Know

​Saturday, March 27Begin spring quarter classesFriday, April 2Good Friday – University officially closedSaturday, April 3Easter Holiday –... read more

Plans for Welcoming Second-Year Students Back to Campus in Fall

Plans for Welcoming Second-Year Students Back to Campus in Fall

Students who will be sophomores or in their second year of classes in fall 2021 may be familiar with D2L, financial aid, advising and other... read more

Student Engagement: On-Campus Experiences, Virtual Opportunities

Student Engagement: On-Campus Experiences, Virtual Opportunities

​​​​​Many parents and families are curious about in-person events during spring quarter as vaccines are distributed throughout Chicago.... read more

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

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... read more

Protocol for Reporting Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

Protocol for Reporting Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

​​​​​​Reporting cases of COVID-19 ​on campus is integral for everyone’s safety. If your student is either on- or off-campus in Chicago and... read more

Keeping track of COVID-19 cases at DePaul

Keeping track of COVID-19 cases at DePaul

​​​​​​DePaul’s COVID-19 Dashboard​ reports new COVID-19 cases on campus in which the individual was potentially infectious to students,... read more

Has your student downloaded the #CampusClear app?

Has your student downloaded the #CampusClear app?

As a way of campus-wide Health Monitoring, DePaul is requiring students, staff and faculty to conduct daily health screenings using... read more

​​​Stay up to date with Newsline’s Week in Review

​​​Stay up to date with Newsline’s Week in Review

​Since the beginning of the pandemic, when residence halls closed, courses switched to online modalities and many students moved home with... read more

Students can still get involved!

Students can still get involved!

​Many parents and families have been voicing concerns over how their student can connect with others at DePaul. While there aren’t going to... read more

Important dates to know in fall quarter

Important dates to know in fall quarter

​See important dates for fall quarter 2020 below!DateEventOctober 15Begin December Quarter/Graduate Intersession 2020... read more

 Register for Virtual Alumni and Family Weekend 2020 today!

Register for Virtual Alumni and Family Weekend 2020 today!

​Mark your calendars! Virtual Alumni and Family Weekend 2020 is coming up and begins on Thursday, October 15 and runs through Sunday,... read more

What is FERPA?

What is FERPA?

​​When your child goes to college, there are a lot of changes. They are off starting a new chapter in life as young, independent adults--but... read more

Health Services at DePaul

Health Services at DePaul

​​​​​​For parents and guardians with students living on their own or with roommates in the city, whether on- or off-campus, it can seem... read more

 GradGuard Insurance

GradGuard Insurance

​With the ongoing pandemic, it can be easy to forget about other personal or medical issues that your student may be going through. Aside... read more

Follow Veep Gene on social media!

Follow Veep Gene on social media!

​​In previous years, students were returning to DePaul for autumn quarter after spending their summers working and having fun with friends... read more

​​Blue Demon pride at DePaul’s online bookstore!

​​Blue Demon pride at DePaul’s online bookstore!

​Brighten up your student’s day with some DePaul apparel--they will love it!  Just because your students won’t be around campus as much... read more

Now We Must

Now We Must

​​​The DePaul community has seen many of our students working feverishly to balance their degree progress and work obligations while... read more

Health services... You have options!

Health services... You have options!

Being far away from your student is difficult, especially when they're under the weather or having medical issues. If your student... read more

Time to start thinking about housing for next year!

Time to start thinking about housing for next year!

Most parents and their students will begin thinking about different housing options for the upcoming school year as Winter Quarter... read more

Book review: The Stress-Free College Student

Book review: The Stress-Free College Student

The Stress-Free College Student: Natural Tips for a Happier Campus LifeAlthough this book is geared toward stressed-out college students, it... read more

Book summary and review: Off to College, by Roger H. Martin

Book summary and review: Off to College, by Roger H. Martin

The following description of the book Off to College was taken from Amazon.comFor many parents, sending their child off to college can be a... read more

Off-campus Housing Resources at DePaul

Off-campus Housing Resources at DePaul

If your student is thinking about moving from home or the residence halls to an off-campus location near the Loop or Lincoln Park... read more

Book review: Straight A’s Aren’t Enough

Book review: Straight A’s Aren’t Enough

Book review: Straight A's Aren't Enough Vicki Nelson of College Parent Central... read more

Suggested Reading: How to Raise An Adult and The Passion of Parenting

Suggested Reading: How to Raise An Adult and The Passion of Parenting

  Book review: How to Raise an Adult In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, conversations with... read more

Parent & Family Resource Website

Parent & Family Resource Website

We have worked to develop a site for parents and families to access resources, information, or communications we’ve created or shared... read more

Suggested Reading: You're on Your Own & Five Conversations Parents and College Students Should Have

Suggested Reading: You're on Your Own & Five Conversations Parents and College Students Should Have

Book review: You’re On Your Own: But Call Me If You Need Me This review offers a perspective on a book... read more

Two Books Worth Reading: Emptying the Nest & Money Management for Recent College Grads

Two Books Worth Reading: Emptying the Nest & Money Management for Recent College Grads

Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult toward Success and Self-Reliance Brad Sachs (2010) In today's rapidly changing... read more