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University operations

​​No. Like any other medical treatment and condition, a student's vaccination status is personal health information, which is confidential under university policy and is a record protected by FERPA. The University Registrar maintains all immunization records according to these requirements. Moreover, some individuals may not be able to get the vaccine due to medical or other reasons and, in line with DePaul's mission, we must practice inclusiveness and care to all members or our community and respect the privacy and dignity of every person.

​Fully vaccinated individuals who are on campus will be highly encouraged—though not required—to wear a face mask indoors. Individuals who have not been vaccinated are expected to wear a mask at all times. Units, departments and individuals within the university should not create separate requirements. 

Individuals may respectfully ask others to wear a mask, for example when they are in a crowded setting or close proximity. We ask that everyone be mindful of others’ circumstances and respect their choices.

University libraries: 
For the most up-to-date information on the DePaul University Library and its services, please visit the COVID-19 DePaul Library Services Guide.  

Contactless Pick-up Service for local materials and I-Share has resumed at both the John T. Richardson Library and the Loop Library. S​ervice hours have been recently been expanded and includes materials requested locally from our own library locations or via I-Share.​ In addition, the following on-site services will continue: ​ 
  • Expanded course reserves services, including new acquisitions, digitization of audio and video materials, and scanning of book chapters and articles
  • Book drops are open for returns as well as our Click and Ship service
  • Document delivery including book chapter and article scanning for purposes beyond course reserves
  • Special Collections and Archives digital reference services utilizing physical collections, and instruction preparation (item selection and digitization)   
  • Interlibrary loan service for physical materials (for faculty)
The University Library is not currently accepting reservations for computer use on the second floor of the John T. Richardson Library. 

For information on access, services and available resources for the Rinn Law Library, please visit the Rinn Law Library website

If you have any questions, please Ask a Librarian for help

Barnes & Noble: 
Bookstores on the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses are open with modified hours and offerings. Please check their website​ for the most up-to-date information because hours are subject to change.​​

Barnes & Noble: 
Bookstores on the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses are open with modified hours and offerings. Please check their website​ for the most up-to-date information because hours are subject to change.​​


​For the most up-to-date list of open computer labs on-campus, please visit ​​Information Services website​.


No. The identities of positive cases and the people who have been in close contact with them will never be shared publically with the DePaul community. All will remain anonymous. 

DePaul's priority is to maintain privacy and respect the dignity of all people during this challenging time.

MERV-13 filters have been installed in all DePaul buildings on both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. 

Additionally, the percentage of outside air drawn into buildings has increased, and the start and stop times for all building fans have been extended to ensure that any particles not trapped in filter media are diluted with fresh air to the extent possible.

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