Finding a place to live or people to live with can be extremely
stressful, but DePaul provides a number of resources to help students through
the housing process. Here are three of my favorites!
Although the housing process can seem overwhelming, DePaul does everything they can to make the experience go as smoothly and stress-free as possible. I’ve used all of these resources at one time or another, and I would have had a much harder time without them.
- Your class Facebook
page. When you are first accepted to DePaul, you are invited to join a
Facebook page of everyone in your class attending DePaul. For example, I
am part of the DePaul Class of 2020 Facebook page, and this is where I
found a lot of helpful information before coming to school and even now.
This is where I found my freshman year roommate who I am still living with
today, and it’s a great place to get to know your classmates, scope out
potential roommates (and friends!), and get a feel for DePaul.
- Offcampushousing.depaul.edu. This website is another resource students can use in order to find available apartments and roommates. It is more formal than the Facebook page; students can create listings for available rooms as well as roommate profiles for themselves. The website asks important preference questions about your habits and ideal roommate in order to match people up with others they will get along with.
- DePaul Students Living Off-Campus Facebook page. This is another Facebook page, but its sole purpose is to help students connect with each other regarding housing, roommates, and even furniture for sale. It’s closely monitored,
and you are only granted access to join if you are a DePaul student. One
of my roommates for next year found a summer sublet using this page, and I
know plenty of people who have used it to find their current roommates as