DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Update on fall planning
By A. Gabriel Esteban, Salma Ghanem and Jeff Bethke /
July 31, 2020 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
In June, when DePaul announced our plans for a limited return to campus in the fall, Chicago was reopening and the city's COVID-19 infection rate was decreasing. Since then, the environment has changed. A concerning increase in the rates of COVID-19 locally is leading the university to reevaluate our return to campus planning and to take a second look at the number of courses that will occur on campus.
As we consider any changes to DePaul's current plan, we are closely watching public health indicators, seeking guidance from local and state authorities and listening to the voices of our students and their parents, faculty and staff. We intend to share more information by Aug. 12 at the latest.
We understand the amount of uncertainty you continue to weather and your desire for a clear plan of action. We realize your own plans are dependent on the constantly evolving public health crisis. Please know we do not make decisions of this magnitude lightly and want to reach our conclusion with the very latest information available.
Thank you for your patience and your care for your university. Stay safe.