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Interim provost shares Summer course information with students

April 6, 2020 

Dear students, 

While Spring courses just began, I know Summer is on the minds of many students. To allow you to begin planning for the future, I want you to know that DePaul’s Summer I and Summer II courses, along with Summer courses in the College of Law, will be taught predominantly remotely, just as they are for Spring term. While there may be exceptions, the expectation is for nearly all Summer courses to be delivered remotely.

If you’re interested in searching for a Summer course, registration is open now. In Campus Connect, you can filter under “Location: Online” to see courses that were traditionally online. Classes that have been recently moved online because of the COVID-19 pandemic can be found by filtering under “Location: Remote.” In-person classes will list a DePaul campus location.

Here’s some insight into how the university made the decision about Summer I and II, and why I’m sharing it now. As we have said since day one, DePaul prioritizes the health and safety of everyone in our community. At the moment, it’s unclear when the threat of COVID-19 will end, but we didn’t think it was in anyone’s interests to take a “wait and see” approach. We know you want to begin planning for the Summer; we’ve heard your requests for more certainty. In addition, while our faculty have done an incredible job quickly shifting their Spring Quarter courses to remote delivery, making a decision now about Summer gives them a more comfortable amount of time to prepare.

In the past, approximately 30 percent of DePaul’s Summer courses have been offered online. These offerings have allowed DePaul students who might leave Chicago for the Summer or are busy with jobs or internships a chance to continue earning credit toward their degrees. With Summer courses predominantly moving to remote delivery, there is even more opportunity for you to find a course that will be easily accessible, no matter how the COVID-19 situation progresses.

I hope you are having a good experience so far with your Spring courses. Remember: academic support services are available virtually and, as always, DePaul’s faculty and staff are ready and willing to support you.

Hope you are staying safe and healthy.


Salma Ghanem
Interim Provost