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Adult Services

​​​DePaul has a long history of serving adult learners. The Division of Student Affairs continues this commitment by ensuring inclusion across events, programs, and services.

Some resources of particular interest to many adult students:

Many adult students enter DePaul as technically transfers. The Transfer Peer Mentor program aims to jumpstart your success at DePaul by ensuring a successful transition. You will be guided through your first year at DePaul with a one on one peer mentor to support you. ACE works to ensure adult representation among the mentors available.

More information on the Transfer Peer Mentor Page.

Finding space to relax or study between class is important. DePaul offers a number of comfortable lounges and quiet study areas on both campuses and in several buildings.

In the Loop campus, be sure to visit the Commuter Student Lounge on the 11th Floor (11027 of DePaul Center)! This lounge is equipped with comfortable seating, lots of electric plug-ins for charging, study tables, and televisions. The space is open 9a.m. to 7p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9a.m. to 5pm on Fridays during the academic year.

The Student Resource Center in the Loop (11th Floor Main Desk of DePaul Center) is a one-stop shop for resource referral, directions, off-campus housing questions, and more. The desk also handles poster approvals, discount movie ticket sales, and promo tables in the Loop. The desk is open 9a.m. to 7p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9a.m. to 5p.m. on Fridays in the academic year. During summers and breaks, the desk is open 9a.m. to 5p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9a.m. to 3p.m. on Fridays. You can call the Student Resource Center at 312-362-5411.

Adult students should check out and apply for scholarships through the DePaul Scholarship Connect tool.

Also, check out the Smart Tips in Student Aid document.


Even if this is not your first time renting, the DePaul off-campus housing website is a great resource. You can find apartments across Chicago and roommate matching assistance.