Division of Student Affairs > Student Life > Living on Campus
Living on campus is an important aspect of college education. Residence halls are more than just rooms or places to study and sleep. They are places where students develop meaningful friendships, explore new ideas and get involved with the university community. Living in on-campus housing provides the opportunity to learn how to balance the academic and social aspects of life at DePaul University.
Below you'll find information about living on campus. If you have questions about topics not addressed below please check the Guide to Student Housing or
contact the Department of Residential Education.
The Department of Housing is responsible for operational issues in the residence halls. These include, but are not limited to, building and room assignments, residence hall front desk management, keys, work orders, billing, laundry, cable and other general facilities issues.
The Department of Residential Education is responsible for responding to student crises, building a sense of community and DePaul spirit, managing the
student conduct process, and providing students with high quality opportunities for engagement. These include but are not limited to 24-hour crisis response, residence hall programming and events, roommate conflict management, policy enforcement, and on-campus
In Residential Education we believe that every interaction with a student is an opportunity for learning and personal growth. We intentionally design and facilitate events that promote learning and community building in a variety of ways, with the hopes of empowering students to:
We strive to accomplish the above through the Residential Education Learning Initiative (RELI). In addition to hall-specific events that happen throughout the year, some examples of signature RELI initiatives include:
Residence Hall Council (RHC) represents students living on campus. With student representatives in each hall and led by an executive board, they work to "make DePaul home." RHC is a liaison between organizations, university departments and residential students, and they work to enhance the quality of life in the residence halls by creating a safe and comfortable community. They serve as a voice for residential student concerns and praises and are dedicated to upholding DePaul’s Vincentian mission. RHC plans events in both the residence halls and the wider campus community to enhance the college experience and to create a friendly environment for all residents. Some signature events include:
In addition, RHC offers services to residents from outside vendors for bed lofts, micro-fridges, linens, welcome packages and finals kits.
RHC is advised by professional staff in Residential Education and the Department of Housing.
Find resources for residential students like information about work orders, the Posting Policy, student conduct and more.