Nearly 90 percent of DePaul University's total student population commutes or lives off campus. By working closely with other university offices and partners, the Office of Commuter Student Affairs offers information and resources that encourages off-campus students to be involved and engaged in campus life. Learn more by contacting Commuter Student Affairs.
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.
Student Resource Center
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.
Community Building Events for Commuters
Commuter Student Affairs plans a number of exciting events on and off campus for students who do not live on campus. The Org Sync page for Commuter Student Services maintains an up-to-date list of upcoming events.
Getting to Campus
Our four campuses are easy to get to by car or public transportation. Information on routes and other mass transit services can be found at transitchicago.com, metrarail.com, and rtachicago.com.
- Map and directions to LPC
- Map and directions to LOOP
- Parking Services: Student parking & Bike corrals
The Office of Commuter Student Affairs works in collaboration with other DePaul University administrators on DePaul University's participation in the CTA U-Pass program. For more information, please visit the U-Pass website.
While DePaul University does not offer students assistance with finding off-campus housing or roommates, the university recently partnered with Off-Campus Partners to establish a DePaul off-campus housing website. A number of resources can be found on that webpage to assist in your apartment search process. Commuter Student Affairs has also compiled the Off-Campus Guide as a resource for students who are interested in living off campus.
Students can also search online in the Chicago Reader or Craigslist, or get professional help from services like Apartment People in order to secure off-campus housing.