Health & Safety
St. Vincent's Circle

DePaul is working to promote the health and safety of our community while being responsive to the changing nature of the virus and its spread. In light of current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and federal and state government actions, DePaul will no longer require the COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty and staff effective Friday, May 12. Students entering DePaul beginning Summer Session 1 (June 12, 2023) and after will not be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Health and Safety Practices

While DePaul no longer requires the vaccine, we recognize that COVID-19 persists and that we must continue to take measures to protect ourselves and our community. Read more about our Health & Safety Practices.


COVID-19 vaccine and booster

  • While no longer required, everyone at DePaul is encouraged to stay up-to-date with their COVID vaccinations.
Face coverings

Face masks

  • Masks are not required in indoor spaces on campus.
  • However, DePaul will continue to be a mask-friendly campus and wearing a mask will be highly recommended for all indoor spaces.
  • If you are joining a meeting or gathering and a participant asks you to wear a mask, please do so.
Personal care

Personal care

Personal hygiene

Personal hygiene

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available. Up to 700 sanitation stands are available throughout both campuses.

Planning Principles

  • Promoting the health and safety of the university community and of the communities where we study, work and live;
  • Ensuring that DePaul’s diverse community of learners has access to our nationally ranked academic programs and support services that will enable them to thrive;
  • Supporting and maximizing student academic and personal success;
  • Strengthening our university both now and for the future.