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Parent and Family Orientation

​​ The Office of New Student & Family Engagement implements new student orientation to aid in the transition of students and families into the university. The information provided here is designed to make parents and family members feel confident and excited as their student begins their first quarter at DePaul!

Our orientation programs, Premiere DePaul for freshmen and Transition DePaul for transfer and adult students, provide students with the tools for a successful first year. Parent and Family Orientation provides an opportunity for parents and family members to connect with university staff and current students, while also becoming familiar with the resources available to support their student during their time at DePaul. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, all orientation programs will be a virtual experience for summer 2020.

The orientation programs, offered virtually throughout the summer, include several parts to be completed by students over a period of a few days. Students are required to participate in all portions of orientation including a virtual meeting with an academic advisor to register for courses. Students will learn about the university and participate in small and large group sessions with current and fellow students. Find more details about Premiere DePaul or Transition DePaul by visiting the pages on the left hand side of this page.

Parent and Family Orientation is not required and will take place immediately following each Premiere DePaul and Transition DePaul session. Students can sign up parents and family members in Blue Demon Domain. Parent and Family Orientation will involve a one-hour Zoom session including a brief overview of resources, followed by a Q & A with current students. To supplement this virtual orientation, several videos are posted below to address common questions we receive from parents and family members. We encourage you to review these videos at your leisure.

Videos

Name Above the Door

Name Above the Door

​DePaul’s Vincentian mission originates in the story of French Catholic priest St. Vincent DePaul. St. Vincent DePaul’s dedication to extending education, healthcare, employment and other resources that support livelihood to marginalized communities is best reflected in the defining question, “What must be done?” Today, students and faculty at DePaul ask the same question of themselves and their peers, fueling DePaul’s mission to challenge systems of oppression and inequality in Chicago and beyond.​

 

Career Center

Career Center

The DePaul University Career Center inspires excitement about the future and empowers DePaul students to own and shape their personal and professional journeys. We encourage students to begin their exploration and career development process from day one and are eager to partner with you in support of your student’s success. Learn more about our services by visiting our website, including our services for new students page. ​

 

Academic Advising and Course Registration

Academic Advising and Course Registration

​The Office for Academic Advising and Support empowers students with information and personalized advising to build paths to success in their education and future careers. OOAS collaborates with offices and organizations across the university to provide students with programming that encourages major and career exploration, useful tools for academic planning and smooth transitions to DePaul for transfer students.​

 

Take Care DePaul for Families

Take Care DePaul for Families

Take Care DePaul is an approach to community health and well-being tha​t introduces students to healthy decision making in their first-year and continues to support them throughout their time at DePaul. Offices across the university, including, the Department of Residential Education, Center for Students with Disabilities, the Dean of Students Office, University Counseling and the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness collaborate to guide students in creating healthy social, academic, and mental health habits.

 

Public Safety

Public Safety

​DePaul’s Public Safety team manages a variety of services designed to keep students on DePaul’s Loop and Lincoln Park campuses safe and secure, including DPU text alerts, Emergency Call Towers, and other alarm systems for immediate communication with Public Safety staff. DePaul Public Safety. In addition to emergency and crime responses, Public Safety also provides guidance and education to students about best practices for keeping themselves safe in the city.

 

Finalizing Your Finances

Finalizing Your Finances

The Office o​f Financial Aid at DePaul Central is hub for student financial management. DePaul Central uses Campus Connect as a portal for online management for tuition payment, financial aid and account activity. Students can work with this portal to apply for loans, make payments and grant account access to parents and guardians. Students and parents can seek further assistance through DePaul Central’s website.

 

Engage with the Mission

Engage with the Mission

​DePaul’s Division of Mission and Ministry builds programming for students, faculty and other members of the DePaul community to engage with the Vincentian Mission. The Division of Mission and Ministry collaborates with offices and organizations across the university to enhance the collective understanding and practice of DePaul’s mission in marginalized communities.

 

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

DePaul’s Stu​dy Abroad sends over 1,100 students to over 40 countries every year. Study Abroad at DePaul includes a Study Abroad Diversity Committee, dedicated to ensuring inclusivity in study abroad experiences at DePaul. Short term, long term, December intersession and summer programs are offered at DePaul with academic components that progress students towards a degree. The Study Abroad office also assists students in applying for grants and scholarships to study abroad from both the university as well as external scholarship sources.

 

Parent and Family Orientation Wrap Up

Parent and Family Orientation Wrap Up

Lear​n how New Student and Family Engagement supports your students through their first year at DePaul. NSFE connects students with a student success network to provide personal support to aid your student’s success.

 

Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement

​Words of encouragement from other DePaul parents and family members​.

Campus Resources Booklet

 
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Download the Parent and Family Calendar

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

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